Patient Education

Our team of foot and ankle specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided. 

Also, you may click on the following link for more in-depth discussions on various foot and ankle topics at our blog: Salt Lake Podiatry Center Blog.

As always, please feel free to contact our office to have any questions or concerns answered.

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...  Achilles Tendon Repair Ankle / Foot Fractures Ankle Pain Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses / Corns Charcot Reconstruction Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Foot Pain   Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis PSSD Testing Sudoscan Testing Warts Sport Injuries Wound Care   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Custom Orthotics and Diabetic Shoes
...  Many diagnoses can be treated with orthoses including Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Hallux Limitus (big toe arthritis or decreased motion), arch pain, foot fatigue, flat feet, high arches, knee pain and calcaneal apophysitis (heel pain in children and teenagers), achilles tendinitis, limb length discrepancies etc...

Shin Splints / Leg Pain
... There are many scenarios that can set you up for shin splints including: muscle imbalance (consider core muscles), tight calf and foot muscles, flat feet and/or over pronation, and sudden increase or excessive duration of physical activity...

Ankle Pain and Joint Arthritis
... Arthroscopy of the Ankle for Arthritis and Related Issues Ankle sprains, ankle fractures, flat feet and many other foot problems can lead to damage within the ankle joint...

Flat Feet
...with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, the arches of their feet are either partially or completely collapsed...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...Certain factors can also contribute to the development of bunions, such as if you have flat feet or low arches or if your feet pronate (when the ankles roll in towards each other during movement and cause excessive and prolonged pressure on the joints in the feet)...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Podiatrists typically recommend custom orthotics for people with flat feet, or very high arches...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Sometimes osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics such as flat feet or high arches...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that produces compression on the posterior tibial nerve, such as: A person with flat feet is at risk for developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, because the outward tilting of the heel that occurs with “fallen” arches can produce strain and compression on the nerve...