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When Should I Worry About My Child's Foot Pain?

When a child is experiencing leg pain, parents might not consider the foot as the source, especially because some foot disorders can also cause symptoms in the leg. When it comes to foot-related problems, early intervention by an expert is the key to proper treatment. Learn more »

What Is This Bump on My Foot?

Bumps on your feet can signal both serious and non-serious conditions, so it is always best to have all lumps and bumps properly examined by a foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »

Why Won't My Ankle Sprain Heal?

Sprained ankles are painful and can temporarily limit a patient’s ability to walk normally, but properly diagnosing and treating an ankle injury in a timely manner is imperative to proper healing and reduces the chances of long-term, chronic ankle pain. Learn more »

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

While there can be many reasons for heel pain, we as foot and ankle surgeons categorize heel pain into four major causes: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis and nerve pain. Diagnosing the specific issue depends on the exact location of the pain and how the pain affects the mechanical movement of the leg. Learn more »

When Is It Time to See a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Any time you're experiencing foot and ankle pain or have a serious injury, it's best to start with the physician who specifically specializes in providing care to this important part of your body—a foot and ankle surgeon. Learn more »