Arch and Ball of the Foot Pain


Your mid and forefoot areas help you distribute your body weight, absorb the shock of your footsteps, and push off the ground to move forward. Both overuse and traumatic injuries can cause pain in these areas and make it difficult to walk.

Some typical causes of arch and ball of the foot pain are: adult acquired flat foot, metatarsalgia, sesamoiditis, overpronation, and plantar fibroma.

Heel Pain


Your heels bear a significant portion of your body weight to allow you to stand and stay mobile. The frequent pressure, along with pulling on the bones by connective tissues, can lead to painful problems in the rearfoot.

Some typical causes of heel pain are: plantar fascititis, heel spurs, achilles tendinitis, and heel fissures.

Skin and Nail Conditions


Your skin is your first line of defense against pathogens and foreign objects; however, it is still susceptible to its own issues. Several injuries and illnesses affect the skin on your lower limbs.

Some typical causes of skin and nail conditions are: athlete’s foot, calluses, corns, warts, blisters, frostbite, and psoriasis.

Diabetes and Circulatory Conditions


Diabetes and poor circulation wreak havoc on foot health. They both impair your immune system as well as make it easier for you to incur serious injuries or infections.

Some typical problems associated with diabetes and circulatory conditions are: diabetic neuropathy, diabetic skin care, charcot foot, diabetic ulcers, peripheral artery disease, varicose veins, and swelling in the foot or ankle.

Technology and Procedures


Our office provides some specific services to help you maintain the best foot health. We invest in advanced technology and techniques that we believe can offer real relief from foot problems for our patients.

Dr. Weitzman’s office offers a full range of technological options and surgical procedures including: podiatric surgery, orthotics, laser procedures, PADnet, Shockwave Therapy, and many others.

Toe Problems


Toes are often undervalued, but they play an important role in maintaining balance and pushing off the ground to take a step. Injuries and deformities in your digits can be very uncomfortable as well as create difficulty walking.

Some typical causes of toe problems are: hammertoes, claw toes, and under/overlapping toes.

Nail Issues


Your nails also play a protective role for your toes. Like your skin, though, they are still vulnerable to infections and injuries that can cause discomfort and embarrassment.

Some typical causes of nail issues are: fungal nails, ingrown toenails, black toenails, and hutchinson’s sign.

Deformities and Diseases


Sometimes your foot shape or serious illnesses affect your lower limbs. These frequently need more involved remedies and should be addressed right away.

A few deformities and diseases that can affect your health are: bone spurs, cancer, bunions, and gangrene.

Injuries


Damage can be caused by accidents, like tripping, or by overuse. Either type of injury does need invested care to heal the affected tissues. A better option may include preventative action, so ask for tips on stretching and conditioning techniques.

Some typical injuries that can affect the lower limbs are: bursitis, fractures, stress fractures, shin splints, tendonitis, achilles tendon rupture, ankle sprains, and turf toe.

Arthritis


Your bones and joints absorb the force of your movement. Over time, they wear down and may create their own conditions that need to be managed.

Here are a few common conditions: osteoathritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and hallux rigidus

Children’s Feet


Some conditions appear in early childhood, or affect only children. These need to be addressed with growing feet and bodies in mind. Providing for children’s feet early on can help build a stronger foundation for later in life.

Feet problems can occur in children too. Here are some common conditions affecting children’s feet: sever’s disease, clubfoot, children’s flat feet, in-toeing/out-toeing, and tarsal coalition

Footwear Choices


The shoes you wear do matter. They significantly influence your lower limb comfort—and the wrong pair can actually encourage injuries.

Dr. Weitzman can help you with your footwear choices. It’s time for happy feet.