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... Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Accessory Navicular Syndrome Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Achilles Tendon Rupture Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Chronic Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete's Foot Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Clubfoot Cold Feet Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Crutch Use Custom Orthotic Devices Cyst-Ganglion Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Dermatitis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Drop Foot Dry Heels DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Flatfoot-Adult Acquired Flatfoot-Flexible Flatfoot-Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fracture-Ankle Fracture-Foot Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Fracture-Toe Frostbite Fungal Nails Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund's Deformity Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Bone Fractures Heel Cracks Heel Fissures Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) High-Arched Foot Inflammation: Actue Ingrown Toenails Instructions for Using Crutches Intermetatarsal Neuroma Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Jones Fracture Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Lumps Malignant Melanoma of the Foot MRSA Infection of the Foot Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia P...

March Articles 2014
...Due to his research, we still use his basic principle of thermoplastic foot orthotics to this day...

April Articles 2014
...The most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis is orthotics like foot supports...

May Articles 2014
... When trying to gather information on a patient problem, a scanner or force plate may be used in order to design orthotics...

Majority of Americans experience foot pain, shows new study
... Podiatric Treatment A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following: physical therapy drugs perform surgery on lower extremity fractures orthotic inserts or soles A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics...

July Articles 2014
...Surgery is often not required to alleviate the symptoms of Neuroma, and in many cases functional orthotics can be used to alleviate the stress of constant weight on the affected toes...

August Articles 2014
...Pain caused by plantar fasciitis can be relieved by foot stretches and orthotics inserted into the shoe...

Study Shows Insoles Help Protect Runners from Achilles Issues
...“This probably happens because orthotics offer further cushioning to that already provided by the shoe midsole,” said Jonathan Sinclair of Central Lancashire’s Division of Sport, Exercise, and Nutritional Sciences...

September Articles 2014
...Orthotics for shoes may be prescribed which, by altering the pressure on the foot, can be helpful in reducing pain...

The Running Doc and Bunion Treatment
... It is possible to slow the progression of the bunion by wearing shoes with a lot of toe room, using orthotics while running, and avoiding high heels on a regular basis...

November Articles 2014
...His basic principles of thermoplastic foot orthotics are still in use throughout the industry today...

Medical Student finds that those with Abnormal Biomechanics are more prone to Injury
...Custom orthotics can also help avoid putting too much stress on the foot or over pronation of the foot that results in the aforementioned injuries...

January Articles 2015
...The most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis is orthotics like foot supports...

Treatment for Sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis
...Some ways to reduce the stress placed on the ligament include: icing, taping the arch and bottom of the foot, stretching the lower extremities, wearing orthotics, and taking anti-inflammatories...

March Articles 2015
...Treatment often targets controlling the mechanics, such as walking, that cause hammertoe by using custom orthotics...

Study Suggests Bunions Occur Due to Genetics, Not Always Due to Footwear
... Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs  Orthotics or foot inserts  Surgery If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Franklin Square and Bethpage, NJ...

Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder Discusses her Bunion Cure
... Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs Orthotics or foot inserts  Surgery If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Reading, MA...

CJ Miles Discusses His Use of Orthotics for Sore Flat Feet
...The forward has been working with trainer Josh Corbeii to find the right fit of orthotics to reduce the unpredictable cramping of his feet during games and practices...

Exercises for Pregnant Women and their Feet
... Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot Wear shoes with good arch support Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet Elevate feet if you experience swelling Massage your feet Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Reading, MA...

June Articles 2015
... Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes Ankle and foot orthotics, known as AFOs, are custom-made inserts, shaped and contoured to fit inside a shoe and used to correct an irregular walking gait or provide cushioning...

Start Up Aims to Make Orthotics Trendy
Sols, a New York based startup, is trying to make orthotics cool for the younger generations...

July Articles 2015
...Due to his research, we still use his basic principle of thermoplastic foot orthotics to this day...

August Articles 2015
...Pain caused by plantar fasciitis can be relieved by foot stretches and orthotics inserted into the shoe...

September Articles 2015
...The most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis is orthotics, such as foot supports...

Dealing with Painful Bunions
...A custom treatment plan focused on relieving pain and stopping further growth of the bunion will be developed for you, which may include any or all of the following: New Footwear: Changing to shoes that are designed with roomy toe boxes and low heels that will accommodate the bunion and not encourage its growth Protective Padding: Carefully placed padding to eliminate inflammation and irritation of the skin by preventing friction and rubbing on the bunion from footwear Orthotics: Over-the-counter and custom-made orthotic devices can position the foot properly and help stabilize the joint of the big toe Exercise: Stretching and exercises can prevent stiffness and increase joint mobility...

What Can Orthotics Do For You?
...These are just a few of many common foot conditions that can be helped with orthotics...

December Articles 2015
... Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes Ankle and foot orthotics, known as AFOs, are custom-made inserts, shaped and contoured to fit inside a shoe and used to correct an irregular walking gait or provide cushioning...

Changing Your Shoes for the Season
...Look for shoes that have sufficient arch support or customize your own orthotics...

Treating Plantar Fasciitis
...Other treatment options may include any or all of the following: Stretching exercises Orthotics—to correct the faulty foot structure and/or arch problem that may be causing the plantar fasciitis; in some instances padding will be recommended to act as a shock absorber Night splints—to help keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight; strapping during the day may also help Physical Therapy In extreme cases where other therapies do not bring relief, surgery may be required...

January Articles 2016
...The most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis is orthotics, which offers foot support...

Easy Does It Prevents Achilles Tendon Issues
... Treatment Options Once a diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis is confirmed, the foot doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment which may include any or all of the following: Rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication to relieve the symptoms and reduce inflammation Physical therapy to stretch the Achilles tendon Orthotics to position the foot in a way that decreases stress on the tendon A special bandage that restricts the motion of the tendon Cross training that includes exercise activities that do not put strain on the tendon, such as swimming Surgery, usually only for extreme cases or if the tendon has been ruptured So take it slow if you are starting up a new exercise routine in the New Year and if you have any questions about your fitness plan and your feet, schedule a consultation at one of our Middlesex County offices by calling  (781) 944-4044...

Can Hammertoes be Prevented?
...The foot doctor may use splints or straps to properly realign the toe and orthotics may be prescribed to help keep the muscle/tendon imbalance under control...

Arthritis and Your Feet
...Common options include anti-inflammatory and steroid medications, physical therapy and custom orthotics...

Treating Haglund’s Deformity
... Stretching exercises—can help with a tight Achilles tendon or heel cord Physical therapy Shoe modifications—using orthotics or padding in your shoes may shift pressure off the bony protrusion; choosing shoes with a soft or no back may also be helpful These treatment methods will not reduce the size of the protrusion...

Why is Your Child's Heel Hurting?
...Depending on the cause of the heel growth plate inflammation, the podiatrist may prescribe heel pads to protect the inflamed area, orthotics to correct an arch problem or stretching exercises to loosen the Achilles tendon...

Early Treatment Essential for Capsulitis
...These include: Orthotics—shoe inserts custom designed for your feet can help correct foot structure issues and take the weight off the inflamed ligament and joint Taping and splinting—this will prevent the toe from moving out of place and alleviate pain Stretching—in some cases, a tight calf muscle is the cause of Capsulitis; exercises can stretch the muscle and greatly reduce symptoms Shoe changes—choosing shoes with stiff soles will reduce the pressure on the ball of the foot...

Avoiding Shin Splints
...If flat feet are the cause of your shin splints, the podiatrist may prescribe orthotics that will provide arch support...

Questions About Flatfeet
...Custom orthotics or other modifications to your footwear may be able to provide additional arch support...

Dealing with Neuromas
... There are several non-surgical treatment options available, including orthotics and cortisone shots...

What is Heel Spur Syndrome?
...These may include: Icing the affected area Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications Cortiscosteroid injections Choosing shoes with better arch support or using custom orthotics to properly position the foot and relieve pressure on the plantar fascia Night splinting to keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight Taping or strapping the foot Physical therapy In some cases where the above therapies are not effective, your foot doctor may recommend surgery which might include removing the heel spurs...

Foot Cancers and Tumors
...Depending on the size of the tumor and amount of discomfort it is causing, it may be treated conservatively with custom orthotics and other measures...

Back to School: A Pain in the Foot?
...These include: ice and anti-inflammatory medications for pain, stretching exercises, physical therapy and orthotics...

What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters
...Use custom orthotics- Orthotic devices are molded pieces of rubber, leather, or other material that are inserted into shoes...

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...

Types of Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Orthotics...

Custom Orthotic Devices
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Orthotics
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Shin Splints
...A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed...

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New England & Ankle Specialists

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30 New Crossing Road Suite 311 Reading, MA 01876