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New England Foot & Ankle Specialists
...We offer treatment and service for bunions, heel pain, help with diabetic foot care, and much more! We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet...

Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Care Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Neuromas Pediatric Foot Care Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis Warts

March Articles 2014
...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)...

Dancer with Rare Condition Able to Dance Again Thanks to 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...

May Articles 2014
...A person seeks help from the field of podiatry when they need treatment for heel spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, infections, and problems with the foot that are related to diabetes and additional diseases...

Circulatory Condition Prohibits Woman from Wearing Heels
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

Majority of Americans experience foot pain, shows new study
...Someone would seek care in the field of podiatry when they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as: heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems etc...

June Articles 2014
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

July Articles 2014
...Standing on the feet all day can cause bunions, callouses and plantar warts...

Tips To Make Working on Your Feet Less Painful
...Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts...

August Articles 2014
...If a person has flat feet, bunions or any other foot deformities, it can put them at a higher risk for developing Morton's neuroma...

Illinois Man Overcomes Neuroma to Join 50Sub4 Club
... -Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma...

September Articles 2014
... Bunions The term bunion refers to an enlargement of the base joint of the toe, the connection to the foot...

The Running Doc and Bunion Treatment
The Running Doc of the Daily News has listed several methods available to treat and prevent bunions...

November Articles 2014
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

Teaching Assistant Accuses Flip-Flops and Flat Shoes and Foot Pain Culprit, Not High Heels
...She states, “You often hear about the twisted ankles, bunions, and backache that can be caused by wearing high heels, but I had no idea flat shoes could also damage your feet so badly...

February Articles 2015
... 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...

3D-printed High Heel features Shock Absorbent Heel
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

March Articles 2015
... Bunions The term bunion refers to an enlargement of the base joint of the toe, the connection to the foot...

NASCAR Driver Receives Surgery to Resolve Inflammation in Foot
...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...

Study Suggests Bunions Occur Due to Genetics, Not Always Due to Footwear
It is often believed that bunions and other various foot ailments occur because of ill fitting or unsupportive shoes such as high heels...

Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder Discusses her Bunion Cure
... Bunions can be very troublesome if they are not treated correctly...

May Articles 2015
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

June Articles 2015
...Peripheral issues that are caused by diabetes and can affect the foot include athlete’s foot, nail infections, corns, blisters, bunions, severe dry skin, plantar warts and ingrown toenails...

Standing on your Feet at Work Can Reduce Chances of Heart Attacks
...Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts...

October Articles 2015
... By putting a great deal of pressure on the ball of the foot, by forcing the toes into a small toe box, high-heels can cause or may worsen many foot problems, such as corns, hammertoe, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis...

Fashion Week Models End Events with Relaxed Looks and Ditch High Heels
... Corns Calluses Hammertoe Bunions Morton’s Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health...

Dealing with Painful Bunions
One of the more common problems we treat at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists is bunions...

5 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems
...Toe boxes that are too tight or high heels that squeeze toes and can cause bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities that can become open wounds...

What Can Orthotics Do For You?
Do you suffer from bunions, flat feet, plantar fasciitis, or Achilles tendonitis...

December Articles 2015
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

Early Treatment Essential for Capsulitis
...Certain structural abnormalities, such as bunions or one toe longer than another can also make you more prone to developing Capsulitis...

5 Reasons to Call the Foot Doctor
...Several toe deformities, such as bunions, hallux limitus and hammertoes can all be observed visibly...

Dealing with Neuromas
...Other possible causes include: Certain foot deformities, including: flatfeet, bunions and hammertoes Overuse from activities that deliver repeated pounding to the ball of the foot, such as basketball or running An injury or trauma to the foot Symptoms Oftentimes the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma start gradually...

Get Fit Without Hurting Your Feet
...If you’ve had previous injuries or have existing conditions such as bunions or flat feet, your podiatrists can make specific recommendations regarding activities and footwear that will be less stressful on your trouble spots...

Is Bunion Surgery Right For You?
Bunions are a condition that we see often at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists...

Podiatry Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures   NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail   *MONTHLY FEATURE* PODIATRIC MEDICINE Podiatry Adult Footwear Children Footwear Foot and Ankle Injuries Bunions Hammer Toes Plantar Warts Fungal Problems Heel Pain Pain Above the Feet Plantar Fasciitis Diabetes & Your Feet Ingrown Toenails Neuroma Foot Surgery Callus Cracked Heels Eczema Psoriasis Cysts Pigmented Lesions Charcot Foot Ganglionic Cysts Arthritic Foot Conditionss Haglunds Deformitys HEEL PAIN Overview Common Causes Treatment Options Preventing Heel Pain WOUND MANAGEMENT Overview The Healing Process Causes & Types of Wounds Treatment Options Prevention of Wounds DIABETES & YOUR FEET Overview Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Arterial Disease Foot Ulcers & Infections Care for Your Diabetic Feet SPORTS INJURIES Overview Shoes Socks & Orthotics Skin Injuries to the Feet Forefoot Injuries Midfoot Injuries Rearfoot Injuries Ankle Injuries Leg Injuries The information provided by Visual Media Concepts, Inc...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
...Some people have had arthritis since childhood (juvenile arthritis or JA), making them more likely to develop foot deformities like bunions and struggle with swollen joints...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Accommodative orthotics are designed to provide more cushioning and support and are typically prescribed for problems like plantar fasciitis and bunions...

Podiatry Staff
... Privileges at Southern NH Medical Center BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS-VA, Boston, MA (7/03 - 6/04) RESIDENT (PSR-12) Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency which included preoperative,intra-operative care of multiple podiatric issues which included elective and surgical procedures (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, heel spurs, etc) tonon-elective surgical procedures (osteomyelitis, fractures, etc)...

Bunions
Home >Services >Bunions Treatment For Bunions Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...

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New England & Ankle Specialists

(781) 944-4044
30 New Crossing Road Suite 311 Reading, MA 01876