Patient Education

Dr.Theall believes that by keeping his patients informed about their foot and ankle health care, they will be better able to resolve any current problems and prevent problems in the future. To help you find answers concerning questions you have, we have created a link to an extensive Video Library covering the most common foot and ankle problems. By clicking on any one of these topics, you will open a short video, which will provide you with basic information. You can also click on this link What We Treat to see information about some of the most common foot and ankle problems.

For a more comprehensive search of our website, you can enter your term(s) in the search bar that is provided below. This will bring you to any links concerning that word or topic.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

 
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Gentle Touch Foot Care
...A pain free active lifestyle is a phone call away! We treat many foot pathologies, including but not limited to: Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Biopsies / Nail Cultures Braces Broken Ankles Bunions Certified Pedorthist Children's Feet Corns and Calluses Diabetic Foot Care Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Fall Prevention Assessment Flat Feet Fractures Fungal Nails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Ingrown Nails Laser Pain Treatment Manipulative Therapy Medicare Therapeutic Shoes Metatarsalgia Neuroma Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Poor Circulation Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Skin Conditions Sports Injuries Ulcerations Warts Voted one of the Best East Orange practices in Podiatry for 2015 Verified by Opencare...

Our Services
...The doctors at Gentle Touch Foot Care can help you with any foot and ankle problem, including: Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Biopsies / Nail Cultures Braces Broken Ankles Bunions Certified Pedorthist Children's Feet Corns and Calluses Diabetic Foot Care Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Fall Prevention Assessment Flat Feet Fractures Fungal Nails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Ingrown Nails Laser Pain Treatment Manipulative Therapy Medicare Therapeutic Shoes Metatarsalgia Neuroma Orthotics Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) Poor Circulation Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Skin Conditions Sports Injuries Ulcerations Warts   If your feet hurt, contact Gentle Touch Foot Care today! Schedule an appointment and take the first step toward pain free walking...

"Killer" Heels
...Hammertoes, bunions and fractures can potentially develop over time...

Metatarsalgia
... Usually multiple factors contribute to the pain including over-training/over-activity, foot disorders (such as hammertoes, bunions, neuromas or high arched feet), incorrect fitting or type of shoes (ex high heels or narrow toe shoes), excessive weight and even aging...

Foot Care
...They are corns and calluses, bunions, verrucas, fallen arches and ingrown toenails...

August Articles 2012
...Standing on the feet all day can cause bunions, callouses and plantar warts...

Actress Jessica Alba Tweets Picture of Swollen Ankle
...Your whole body may experience changes in posture, back pain, bunions, call calluses and plantar warts...

September Articles 2012
... By forcing the toes into a small toe box, and putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, high-heels can cause or worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

Football Cornerback Ron Brooks has Foot Surgery
...Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are: Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations What Types of Surgery Are There...

Kourtney Kardashian Struggles in Heels
... Corns and calluses Hammertoes Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

Getting New Shoes to Fit Right Require Break-In Period
... Getting the proper fit does not only make it more comfortable to wear your shoes, but it also helps prevent foot injuries, ankle injuries, and foot conditions such as bunions from developing...

November Articles 2012
...Hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions form when our shoes fit poorly...

Rheumatoid arthritis in the feet
...Certain conditions may develop when you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, for example hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions...

December Articles 2012
...Cases in which surgery may be deemed necessary include, but are not limited to, surgically removing deformities of the foot (such as bone spurs and bunions), problems with arthritis that have caused severe bone issues within the foot, and reconstruction to attend to injuries caused by accidents and congenital malformation (such as club foot and flat feet)...

Orthotics
... Orthotics can be fabricated for a variety of conditions such as, hallux limitus, hallux valgus (bunions), metatarsalgia, neuroma, lateral ankle instability, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), and many more...

Bunions - Not to be Ignored
... This deformity can be very painful! Many people suffering from bunions experience pain from constant irritation, friction and rubbing of the bump against their footwear...

Testimonials
...Jeanette Taylor I had painful bunions and calluses on my right foot and experienced tremendous pain when walking...

Tight Shoes Causes Bunions-Ask stars like Katie Holmes and Paris Hilrton
...For those of us men and women who have had to make that crucial decision, we have all probably failed the test once or twice, unfortunately there can be some bad consequences to that choice, wearing shoes that are too tight are the leading cause of bunions, Contrary to belief, they are not hereditary but they do tend to run in families, usually because of a faulty foot structure...

What foot problems are Dr. Theall and Dr. Saleh able to treat? What methods do they use?
...With many years of experience in foot and ankle care both doctors have treated patients with conditions such as bunions, nail fungus, poor circulation, decreased sensation (related to diabetes), fractures, sprains, and poor foot biomechanics...

What causes hammertoes?
...No matter what the cause we can help! Patients who asked about hammertoes also asked about bunions and bumps on their feet Back to FAQ

Are shoes responsible for all foot problems?
...In particular, corns, bunions, and ingrown toenails are significantly aggravated and made painful by wearing the wrong size shoe...

Are foot problems hereditary?
...People that have a tendency towards loose flatfeet will develop more problems with heel and arch pain, bunions, and hammertoes...

Why should a patient with diabetes see a podiatrist?
...When this occurs there is an increase in foot deformities that will develop such as hammertoes, bunions, and plantar flexed (dropped) metatarsal bones...

Metatarsalgia2
...The common denominator between all the possible causes is that all exhibit a forced change in the normal dynamics of the foot muscles or movement, meaning that usually the pain includes over-training/over-activity, foot disorders (such as hammertoes, bunions, neuromas or high arched feet), incorrect fitting or type of shoes (example, high heels or narrow toe shoes), arthritis, muscle weakness, tight Achilles tendon, obesity and even old age...

Bunions
Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain from the constant irritation, rubbing, and friction of the enlargement against shoes...

Corns and Calluses
...Corns, calluses and ingrown toenails as well as hammer toe are all commonly associated with bunions...

Sports Injuries
...  Bone Injuries Here is a list of the some of the most commonly seen foot and ankle sport injuries encountered; Nail Trauma, Digital (toe) Fractures and dislocations, Digital Deformities such as hammertoes and bunions, hallux limitus/rigidus which is very common, especially among basketball players, first metatarsal-phalangeal joint sprain (MTPJ) (“big toe”) or “turf toe”; which is a hyperextension injury mostly found from athletes playing sports on astroturf fields, sesamoiditis, neuroma which is very common in dancers, and stress injuries...

Oprah Winfrey Suffers From Hammertoes
... Hammer toes are one of three most common symptoms that are seen in the foot, the other two are bunions and plantar fasciitis...

Children's Feet
...So if a parent has a problem with flatfeet, bunions, heel pain, or crooked toes, the child will frequently develop these problems later in life if preventive measures are not taken...

What is a Podiatrist
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Painful Bunions
...The cause of bunions is usually due to faulty foot mechanics and affect people that have flat feet...

Exercises to eliminate bunion pain
Painful bunions can affect your quality of life and can be unsightly...

What's that bump on the outside of my foot?
A lot of patient's come to the office complaining about bunions...

Why are high heels bad for your feet?
...Prolonged wear of high heels can also cause bunions due to faulty biomechanics...

Quick Advice for 10 Common Foot Problems!
... Bunions A bunion is a crooked big-toe joint that sticks out at the base of the toe, forcing the big toe to turn in...

Before and After
...With time, proper treatment and patience we were able to get her toenails clear! She is ecstatic about how they look now!   Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain from the constant irritation, rubbing, and friction of the enlargement against shoes...

Spring Foot Cleaning
... Watch Out for Bunions and Hammertoes!               Bunions and hammertoes can be both painful and unsightly...

Smooth Moves: Getting Rid of Corns and Calluses
... Corns and calluses often occur at the same time from repetitive friction caused by bone abnormalities like: Bunions Hammertoes Flat feet There are external causes of corns and calluses like improperly fitting shoes or foreign objects like pebbles, dirt, or sand buried in your shoes...

The Early Signs of Foot Injuries
... Bunions               All bunions start as a small bump...

Understanding Orthotics
...And can help correct this by taking the pressure off them Plantar Fasciitis – Can cushion the sore area of the foot  Arthritis – Also used to cushion Flat feet – Can help support your feet to avoid surgery High arches – Can provide support for stressed arches Bursitis – Also used to cushion Back pain – An can help with rolling arches which can cause back pain Bunions – Orthotic with a large toe area important  – Can help to ensure hammertoe will not worsen Heel spurs – Painful condition which will require cushioning   To get the right size your podiatrist will have to measure your feet and watch how you walk...

Sports Injuries and Treatments
... Various injuries include: Shin splints – an inflammation of the shin area due to pounding on a hard surface Turf toe – the inflammation of the big toe due to stress from artificial turf Sprains – undue strain on the foot or ankle Fractures – a breaking or cracking of the bone Bunions – a bump on the outside of the big toe Plantar fasciitis – an aggravation of the area that joins the toe bones with other foot bones Heel spurs – a usually painful calcium deposit on the heel Achilles tendonitis – the inflammation of the largest foot tendon, the Achilles tendon It is very important to see your podiatrist as soon as possible...

What Is a Neuroma and What to Do If I Have One
...Symptoms of an include: Pain in the between the toes Tingling numbness in the ball of your foot May feel like there is a pebble in your shoe Swelled toes Pain in the ball of the foot when walked on Factors which may contribute to the development of a include: High heels – puts undue pressure on your toes Sports – high impact sports that a lot of running or uses tight shoes like rock climbing or ballet People with bunions, hammertoe, high arches or flat feet Home treatments include: Wear shoes with a lot of room the toes Wear shoes with lower heels Wear shoes with good cushioning Use ice to treat for pain Rest and massage the foot If these don’t help, then time to see your podiatrist...

It’s a New Year! How Can a Podiatrist Help?
... Here are a few ways that we can help you in 2020: Bunions When a bump forms on the inside of the foot at the big toe, you have a bunion...

 

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