MEDICINE & SURGERY OF THE FOOT

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1399 John B. White Sr Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... SymptomsThe symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...The signs and symptoms of accessory navicular syndrome include: A visible bony prominence on the midfoot (the inner side of the foot, just above the arch) Redness and swelling of the bony prominence Vague pain or throbbing in the midfoot and arch, usually occurring during or after periods of activity Diagnosis To diagnose accessory navicular syndrome, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask about symptoms and examine the foot, looking for skin irritation or swelling...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... To reduce swelling due to inflammation, apply a bag of ice over a thin towel to the affected area for 20 minutes of each waking hour...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Signs and Symptoms  A person with a ruptured Achilles tendon may experience one or more of the following: Sudden pain (which feels like a kick or a stab) in the back of the ankle or calf – often subsiding into a dull ache A popping or snapping sensation Swelling on the back of the leg between the heel and the calf Difficulty walking (especially upstairs or uphill) and difficulty rising up on the toes These symptoms require prompt medical attention to prevent further damage...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Inspect for: Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing)...

Ankle Arthritis
...” When it affects the ankle joint it can produce swelling and pain, and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function, and decreased ability to walk...

Ankle Fractures
... Symptoms An ankle fracture is accompanied by one or all of these symptoms: Pain at the site of the fracture, which in some cases can extend from the foot to the knee Significant swelling, which may occur along the length of the leg or may be more localized Blisters may occur over the fracture site...

Chronic Ankle Instability
... People with chronic ankle instability often complain of: A repeated turning of the ankle, especially on uneven surfaces or when participating in sports Persistent (chronic) discomfort and swelling Pain or tenderness The ankle feeling wobbly or unstable Causes Chronic ankle instability usually develops following an ankle sprain that has not adequately healed or was not rehabilitated completely...

Ankle Pain
...Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area...

Ankle Sprain
... Symptoms The symptoms of ankle sprains may include: Pain or soreness Swelling Bruising Difficulty walking Stiffness in the joint These symptoms may vary in intensity, depending on the severity of the sprain...

Bone Tumors in the Foot
... Symptoms of a bone tumor may include: • Fracture from slight injury, • Bone pain, often at night, • Occasionally a mass or swelling in the area...

Bursitis
... Symptoms of bursitis include localized redness, swelling and pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
...It can feel like there’s a marble in the shoe or a sock is bunched up Swelling in the area of pain, including the base of the toe Difficulty wearing shoes Pain when walking barefoot In more advanced stages, the supportive ligaments weaken leading to failure of the joint to stabilize the toe...

Charcot Foot
... SymptomsThe symptoms of Charcot foot may include: Warmth to the touch (the affected foot feels warmer than the other) Redness in the foot Swelling in the area Pain or soreness DiagnosisEarly diagnosis of Charcot foot is extremely important for successful treatment...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
... Risk Factors for DVT: Blood or vein conditions:  Previous DVT Varicose veins Blood clotting disorders Family history of DVT or blood-clotting disorders Other medical conditions: Heart disease Chronic swelling of the legs Obesity Inflammatory bowel disease Cancer Dehydration Sepsis Women's Health issues: Hormone replacement therapy Birth control pills containing estrogen Pregnancy or recent childbirth Other: Age over 40 years old Immobility (through inactivity or from wearing a cast) Recent surgery Trauma (an injury) Smoking Causes of DVT   Many factors can contribute to the formation of a DVT...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Inspect for: Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing)...

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
...Check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or nail problems...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters, or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
... Risk Factors for DVT: Blood or vein conditions:  Previous DVT Varicose veins Blood clotting disorders Family history of DVT or blood-clotting disorders Other medical conditions: Heart disease Chronic swelling of the legs Obesity Inflammatory bowel disease Cancer Dehydration Sepsis Women's Health issues: Hormone replacement therapy Birth control pills containing estrogen Pregnancy or recent childbirth Other: Age over 40 years old Immobility (through inactivity or from wearing a cast) Recent surgery Trauma (an injury) Smoking Causes of DVT   Many factors can contribute to the formation of a DVT...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Symptoms The symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Foot Arthritis
...” When it affects joints of the foot it can produce swelling and pain, and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function, and decreased ability to walk...

Foot Fracture
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Foot Lumps
...  They can be caused by soft tissue swelling, sacs of fluid, fatty tissue, and nerve, vessel or muscle enlargements...

Fracture-Ankle
... Symptoms An ankle fracture is accompanied by one or all of these symptoms: Pain at the site of the fracture, which in some cases can extend from the foot to the knee Significant swelling, which may occur along the length of the leg or may be more localized Blisters may occur over the fracture site...

Fracture-Foot
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Fracture-Toe
... Bruising and swelling the next day...

Gout
... Symptoms An attack of gout can be miserable, marked by the following symptoms: Intense pain that comes on suddenly – often in the middle of the night or upon arising Signs of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and warmth over the joint...

Haglund's Deformity
...The symptoms include: A noticeable bump on the back of the heel Pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel Swelling in the back of the heel Redness near the inflamed tissue Diagnosis After evaluating the patient’s symptoms, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the foot...

Hallux Rigidus
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...

Heel Bone Fractures
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Inflammation: Actue
...These include:   Swelling Pain Increased warmth and redness of the skin Inflammation can be acute or chronic...

Ingrown Toenails
...This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
...Placing an icepack on the affected area helps reduce swelling...

Joint Pain in the Foot
...The pain may be accompanied by swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising and/or increased warmth over the affected joints...

Joint Swelling in the Foot
...This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling...

Jones Fracture
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Symptoms The symptoms of a Lisfranc injury may include: Swelling of the foot Pain throughout the midfoot when standing or when pressure is applied Inability to bear weight (in severe injuries) Bruising or blistering on the arch are important signs of a Lisfranc injury...

Lumps
...  They can be caused by soft tissue swelling, sacs of fluid, fatty tissue, and nerve, vessel or muscle enlargements...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
... Signs and Symptoms of Os Trigonum Syndrome  The signs and symptoms of os trigonum syndrome may include: Deep, aching pain in the back of the ankle, occurring mostly when pushing off on the big toe (as in walking) or when pointing the toes downward Tenderness in the area when touched Swelling in the back of the ankle Diagnosis Os trigonum syndrome can mimic other conditions such as an Achilles tendon injury, ankle sprain, or talus fracture...

Osteoporosis
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Symptoms People with osteoarthritis in the foot or ankle experience, in varying degrees, one or more of the following: Pain and stiffness in the joint Swelling in or near the joint Difficulty walking or bending the joint Some patients with osteoarthritis also develop a bone spur (a bony protrusion) at the affected joint...

Osteopenia
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters, or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...Symptoms of tendonitis include: Pain Swelling Warmth to the touch Acute tears are caused by repetitive activity or trauma...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Symptoms The symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...

Puncture Wounds
...The signs of a minor infection that show up around the wound include soreness, redness, and possibly drainage, swelling, and warmth...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
...The signs of inflammation can include pain, swelling, redness, and a feeling of warmth around affected joints...

R.I.C.E Protocol
... Compression: An elastic wrap should be used to control swelling...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...Turf toe causes immediate, sharp pain and swelling...

Shin Splints
“Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
... Pain, swelling, redness, and possibly bruising can be signs of a stress fracture...

Swollen Ankles
Swelling of the ankles may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection, tumor, varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, to name a few...

Swollen Feet
Swelling of the feet may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection, tumor, varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, to name a few...

Synovitis
...Symptoms of synovitis may include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain with joint motion...

Tailor's Bunion
... Symptoms The symptoms of tailor’s bunions include redness, swelling, and pain at the site of the enlargement...

Talar Dome Lesion
...The signs and symptoms of a talar dome lesion may include: Chronic pain deep in the ankle—typically worse when bearing weight on the foot (especially during sports) and less when resting An occasional “clicking” or “catching” feeling in the ankle when walking A sensation of the ankle “locking” or “giving out” Episodes of swelling of the ankle—occurring when bearing weight and subsiding when at rest Diagnosis A talar dome lesion can be difficult to diagnose, because the precise site of the pain can be hard to pinpoint...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tired Feet
...Obesity, improper footwear, pregnancy, leg swelling, increased activity level, or compensation from an injury (through overuse of other parts of the foot and/or the opposite foot) are other potential factors in the development of tired feet...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
... Bruising and swelling the next day...

Turf Toe
... Symptoms The signs and symptoms of turf toe can include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement...

Varicose Veins
..."  The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet...

Wounds-Puncture
...The signs of a minor infection that show up around the wound include soreness, redness, and possibly drainage, swelling, and warmth...

Yellow Toenails
... Other potential causes for yellow discoloration of the nail include diabetes mellitus and lymphedema (chronic leg swelling)...

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Podiatrist - Spartanburg, Carolina Foot Care, 1399 John B. White SR Blvd., Spartanburg SC, 29306 (864) 595-9300