Podiatry Services at West Hartford Podiatry Associates
General Foot Health Brochures
Latest Information About General Foot Health Brochures:
An ankle or foot sprain is a soft tissue injury that occurs when an injury stretches or tears the ligaments that connect bone to bone. Many sprains happen during sports, especially basketball and football. Read More
Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. Read More
Athlete’s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. Read More
A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. Read More
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the lives of about 16 million people in the United States. Read More
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. Read More
Many foot problems do not respond to “conservative” management. Your podiatric physician can determine when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot. Read More
A hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. Read More
Heel pain has many causes.
A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Read More
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern.
Pediatric Foot Care
Children and teenagers are not really small adults and their podiatry needs are different. For example, there are many congenital foot issues present in infants, toddlers, children and teens that do not apply to adults. Children outgrow many foot problems, but some can worsen and affect them into adulthood. Only a professional diagnosis can tell the difference.
There are numerous health benefits to running. However, there are also a number of common running injuries. Whether you are a novice runner, or you are an experienced athlete, running injuries can strike at any time.
Shockwave Therapy is a fast, safe and effective non-invasive treatment option that helps to reduce the recovery period while also eliminating risks that are commonly associated with traditional surgery.
Many sports are hard on the feet because of quick repetitive movements, constricting footwear, and/or increased exposure to injury or trauma. Following is a brief overview of some of the most common injuries that result from particular sports.
Swift Therapy for Warts
Unlike conventional therapies, Swift is not destructive to the wart tissue. It encourages your immune system to resolve the wart. Because Swift triggers the immune system, there is less than a 1% chance of the wart reoccurring. That makes Swift is an effective treatment that is a cure for plantar warts.
Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. Read More