Achilles Tendon Disorders and Surgery

The achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Overuse or injury can lead to inflammation, or worse, cause degeneration or rupture.

Ankle Sprains 

Ankle sprains are among the most common of injuries, with an estimated 25,000 people per day in the U.S. experiencing anything from mild to severe sprains.

Arthritis and Joint Pain

The most basic explanation of arthritis is to say it is joint pain or joint disease. 

Athletes Foot and Foot Odor Problems

Athlete’s foot is used to describe any inflammatory skin condition affecting the bottom of the foot or the webbing between the toes.

Athletic Foot and Ankle Injuries

The most common foot and ankle injuries among athletes, especially young athletes, are sprains, stress fractures and calcaneal apophysitis.

Broken Bones

Breaks in the ankle or foot can be a challenge because of the many bones that make up this part of your body. 

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)

Bunions are basically a deformity of a toe joint caused by pressure to that joint. 

Corns and Callouses

The appearance of a corn or callus on your foot or toe is your body’s way of protecting itself from excessive rubbing, friction or pressure.

Custom Orthotics

As arch support designed and manufactured to specifically fit an individual’s feet, the goal of custom orthotics most often is to improve a person’s mobility and stability and eliminate pain.

Diabetic Foot Care

According to the American Diabetes Association, one in five people who have diabetes will visit the hospital because of problems with their feet.

Flat Feet

Flat feet, meaning no arches in the feet, is quite common and frequently needs no attention from a doctor, depending upon the cause of the condition.

Foot and Leg Ulcers

An ulcer is a wound or sore that resists healing, or heals, but then returns.

Fungal Toenails

Also called onychomycosis, nail fungus is far more common than many might think.

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs as a result of uric acid crystals building up in the joints. 

Heel Pain

A single or specific injury typically does not cause heel pain. 

Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a bony protrusion comprised of calcium that develops on the bottom of the heel bone. 

Infections

Most infections begin when a cut or break in the skin allows pathogens into the body. 

Ingrown Toenail

Most people have experienced ingrown nails at some point in their life.

Limb Length Discrepancy

The fact is, most people have a small difference in the length or structure of their legs if it's a significant difference it can cause lower back pain and other problems.

Morton's Neuroma

This condition can be tricky to identify because there is no visible sign or symptom of it. Morton’s neuroma is the thickening of tissue adjacent to a nerve inside your foot. 

Neuropathy

Characterized by weakness, numbness or pain, peripheral neuropathy is the result of nerve damage that can occur because of injury, infection or disease. 

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel to your toes.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon aids in walking and supports the arch in your foot. 

Running Injuries

Whether you are on a track team, are conditioning for another sport or are running for fitness, injuries can happen and can slow you down.

Shin Splints

While the term seems to imply a bone issue, specifically a problem with the shin bone, or tibia, shin splints are actually an inflammation of the muscles, tendons and tissue along the tibia.

Sprains

With 26 bones and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments making up the human foot, it is no wonder sprains are a common injury.

Stress Fractures

While they can occur anywhere when muscles, tendons and bones are overworked, stress fractures are more common in the foot than in the ankle.

Tendonitis

Any tendon in the foot or ankle can be susceptible to stresses and repetitive movements. 

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts appearing on the bottom of your feet are relatively common, because, while they can appear anywhere, they typically show up in areas subjected to pressure or rubbing. 

Wound Care

Proper care for injuries to the feet and legs is crucial if one is to encourage healing and prevent infection.

Insurance Providers We Work With

Aetna, Aetna Medicare, Anthem, Anthem Senior Advantage, Aultcare, Cigna, Highmark, Hometown, Humana, Medicare, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Primetime, Secure Horizon, SummaCare Health Plan, SummaCare Secure, Tricare.

Hospital Affiliations: Akron City/St. Thomas (Summa) , Akron General/Cleveland Clinic , Alliance Community (Aultman) 

 

©2018 by Reed Graham D.P.M Foot & Ankle Specialist.