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...

Heel Pain
...People with flat feet (people who over - pronate) cause the plantar fascia tissue to be excessively stretched and inflamed, resulting in pain in the heel and arch areas of the foot...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Flat feet, which are feet with very low collapsed arches, are the feet that very often develop plantar fasciitis...

September Articles 2012
...There are many reasons why a person may need surgery on their feet, which include but are not limited to, problems with arthritis that have caused severe bone issues within your feet, deformities of the foot such as bone spurs and bunions, congenital malformations such as club foot and flat feet, and reconstruction to attend to injuries caused by accidents...

October Articles 2012
...They also tend to have flat feet or bowed legs...

Purchasing the Right Shoes to Minimize Foot Injury
...Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs...

November Articles 2012
... Flat Feet Flat feet is a foot condition in which the arch of the foot either drops or is never developed...

University of Central Arkansas Runner Doesn’t Give Up
...  Due to having flat feet, she was informed that she would not be able to hope for a successful career as a competitive runner...

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)...

Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
... Flat feet —If a person’s arch has fallen due to tendon damage, surgery may be required to correct the problem...

Bunions - Not to be Ignored
...Bunions also develop frequently in flat feet...

The Uggly Truth-Boots worn by stars like Kate Moss are actually bad for your feet
...The fact that Ugg boots are not very supportive which can cause a lowering of the arch in your feet leading to a possibility of having future complications with flat feet, as well as leading to possible tendon strains in the feet  should move us to answer the question with a firm NO but as it seems, we wouldn’t be able to tear the Uggs off the feet of Die hard fans if we tried...

Tight Shoes Causes Bunions-Ask stars like Katie Holmes and Paris Hilrton
...Foot injuries, neuromuscular problems, flat feet, and pronated feet can contributed to their formation...

Bunions
...Foot injuries, neuromuscular problems, flat feet, and pronated feet can contribute to their formation...

Flat Feet
Flat feet, or pes planus, is a very common postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, and the the entire sole of the foot coming into contact with the ground...

Children's Feet Need Love. Part 2
Flat Feet are another common concern that many parents have about their children's  feet...

Famous Comedian Damon Wayans Once Suffered From Clubbed Feet
...Gentle Touch Foot Care now carries a line of custom orthotics "Little Steps" that cater to our little ones that suffer from conditions such as flat feet, heel pain and clubbed feet...

HeelPain
... Many factors attribute to plantar fasciitis including age, abnormal stance, high BMI, tight Achilles tendon, incorrect footwear, excessive activity such as walking and running, excessive pronation (flat feet), limited ankle flexion, trauma due to barefoot walking, and anything that will cause constant tension on the fascia...

Children's Feet
... Some of the most common podopediatric issues are pes planus (flat feet), rotational abnormalities (intoe type walk), digital deformities (curly or crooked toes), dermatologic disorders (tinea pedis, verruca, and ingrown nails), and lastly growth related disorders or apophysitis (such as Sever’s heel)...

Best Shoes for your Child Going Back to School
...  Some of the most common podopediatric issues are pes planus (flat feet), rotational abnormalities (eg...

Is Foot Pain Slowing You Down?
...                 If there is pain in your arch, you may have painful flat feet, or pes planus, which is a very common postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, and the  entire sole of the foot coming into contact with the ground...

Warmer Weather Means More Time on Your Feet!
...  Barefoot or minimalist shoes are only made for a certain foot type and not for people with pes planus or ‘flat feet’, most running shoes have extra heel cushioning and a low cut around the ankle to allow for proper ankle motion and stability...

Growing Pains: Fact and Fiction
...A lot of parents are worried about their children having flat feet or walking intoed...

3D Printing for our orthotics!
...  They can help with all sorts of pediatric deformities, ranging from flat feet to heel pain...

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
...Sometimes if there is a muscular imbalance, such as in flat feet, it can lead to bunions and hammertoes...

Are you having pain in the back of your heel?
...It can be caused by genetics, or sometimes people with excessivley flat feet can have it as well...

Growing Pains: Fact or fiction?
...A lot of parents are worried about their children having flat feet or walking intoed...

When is it time to replace your orthotics?
Orthotics are great to help with many foot problems that you may have, whether it is flat feet or heel pain...

Pregnancy and how it affects your feet!
... A sudden weight gain such as in pregnancy can lead to over pronation or flat feet...

Stop Heel Pain Before It Starts
...If you have flat feet but are wearing shoes designed for someone with high arches, you might be putting unnecessary strain on your plantar fascia when you walk...

Ouch! Are You in Need of Reconstructive Surgery?
... Flat Feet    Some people are born with flat feet, but others develop them later in life as the result of a fallen arch...

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...

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...

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...

 

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