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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Our Services
...  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...

Daniel L. Preece, D.P.M.
...Ankle Arthroplasty Location: IMC Podiatry Residency Program Lesser Metatarsal Fractures Location: IMC Podiatry Residency Program Forefoot Amputations Location: IMC Podiatry Residency Program Scars: Formation, Treatment and Prevention Location: Legacy Podiatry Residency Program, Oregon Ankle Arthrodiastasis Location: Swedish Podiatry Residency Program, Washington Approach to Pediatric Fractures Location: IMC Podiatry Residency Program More than 10 Case Presentations given at the IMC Podiatry Residency Program...

Barefoot / Minimalistic Running
...  Anecdotal evidence around the country is mounting with increasing reports of stress fractures due to patients wearing Vibram 5 Finger Shoes and beginning new training programs...

Shin Splints / Leg Pain
...  These can include compartment syndrome and stress fractures (see lecture on metatarsal fractures)...

What is a Podiatrist?
... • By virtue of their education, training and experience, doctors of podiatric medicine can: o Perform comprehensive medical history and physical examinations o Prescribe drugs and order and perform physical therapy o Perform basic and complex reconstructive surgery o Repair fractures and treat sports-related injuries o Prescribe and fit orthotics, insoles, and custom-made shoes o Perform and interpret X-rays and other imaging studies •Doctors of podiatric medicine are authorized to practice podiatric medicine by state statute and are regulated and licensed to practice podiatric medicine in all 50 states and the District of Columbia...

Calcaneal Apophysitis / Severs Disease / Heel Pain with Teenagers
... It was believed by Sever that fractures within the growth plate were the source of the discomfort...

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...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Bone Spurs Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Tailor’s Bunion Turf Toe   NAILS & SKIN Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes and the Foot Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics   SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Diagnostic Ultrasound  

Foot Care for Runners
... Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are small cracks in the surface of a bone...

Metatarsalgia
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Treating a Sprained Ankle
...Grade 3 sprains often require similar treatment used for ankle fractures; a cast or brace may be needed and surgery may be considered for some patients...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Ankle Fractures
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Bone Healing
...These include: Movement of the bone fragments; weightbearing too soon Smoking, which constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormone-related problems, or vascular disease Some medications, such as corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants Fractures that are severe, complicated, or become infected Advanced age Poor nutrition or impaired metabolism How Can Slow Healing be Treated...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Fracture-Toe
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Heel Bone Fractures
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Jones Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Fractures...

Osteoporosis
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Osteopenia
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot...

Synovitis
... Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help confirm the diagnosis, and help rule out other possible concerns such as fractures or infections...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...