Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Heel Pain
...Through increased pressure, repeated stretching, and wear and tear, the tissue can develop small tears that lead to painful swelling and inflammation...

Are You Dealing With Heel Pain?
...At Steuben Podiatry & Valley Podiatry your podiatrist may recommend: Custom-made orthotics and other devices to support your feet Physical therapy and stretching to maintain flexibility Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication Corticosteroid injections around your heel to reduce inflammation Surgical intervention for severe, nonresponsive cases You don’t have to deal with heel pain when help is just a phone call away...

What the Source of Your Heel Pain Could Be
...The affected structure is the plantar fascia, a wide band of connective tissue stretching across the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel bone...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy may include strengthening exercises, soft-tissue massage/mobilization, gait and running re-education, stretching, and ultrasound therapy...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Each subsequent sprain leads to further weakening (or stretching) of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Stretching or physical therapy modalities are sometimes used to promote healing of the inflamed issue...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Stretching...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Haglund's Deformity
... Stretching exercises help relieve tension from the Achilles tendon...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Lisfranc Injuries
...Therefore, when they are weakened through a sprain (a stretching of the ligament), patients experience instability of the joint in the middle of the foot...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Shin Splints
... This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes...