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Heel Spurs

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on the heel bone. This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Without treatment heel spur can become very painful and debilitating. First key step for the proper treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause […]

Ingrown Toenails

This problem occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional right away if you have an infection around the nail, diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or poor blood circulation to your foot. Do not treat […]

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes. This typically happens in the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma can occur in response to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by burning pain or […]

Nerve Entrapment in Feet

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive microtrauma can result from poorly fitted shoes, foot deformities, or sports-related activity. Compression from scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve.

Plantar Warts

Warts are the most common viral infection of the skin. Plantar warts, clinically known as veruccae plantaris, grow on the plantar surface, or the sole, of the foot.They can be found anywhere on the sole, but tend be more common in areas of pressure and friction. Examples of Plantar Warts The virus that causes warts, […]

Causes of Heel Pain

There are a number of conditions that can contribute to heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, inflamed adventitious bursa, heel spurs, “pump bumps,” stress fractures and nerve entrapment. At California Foot and Ankle Institute we treat these issues with an individualized treatment plan and have advanced technology, such as Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy, when needed to help […]

Surgery for Your Bunion

One of the most painful and debilitating foot problems is bunions.  Bunions occur when the big toe moves progressively toward the second toe. This movement causes a bump on the inside of the foot, sometimes described as a “bump on the bone.” Contrary to what most people believe, bunions are not caused by shoes. Most […]

What is Neuropathy?

Burning, tingling, numbness, pins and needles sensation, weakness and muscle cramping are all common symptoms associated with neuropathy. These symptoms can range in severity from the occasional numbness and tingling sensation, all the way to complete loss of feeling and function of the foot and/or leg.  Slowly with exaggerated caution and obvious discomfort, a middle-aged […]

Acell Therapy

MatriStem Products are medical devices that maintain and support a healing environment through constructive remodeling.  It is a stem-cell stimulant, and is indicated for surgical, traumatic and chronic wounds as well as soft tissue reinforcement.  Extra-cellular Matrix      Magic Dust MatriStem devices are comprised of naturally-occurring porcine urinary bladder matrix.  The bladder is harvested and […]

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Diagnostic Ultrasound allows us to look at soft tissue structures that may be causing patient issues without having to do invasive procedures to evaluate problems that cannot be seen on x-rays An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect […]