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What Is a Neuroma?

We use our feet constantly; the average person takes between five and seven thousand steps every day.

Feb 26th, 2018
Relief for Painful Bunions

Bunions, the bony lumps on the inside of the feet, aren't always just abnormal-looking. For some patients at American Foot & Ankle Specialists in Sun City and Scottsdale, AZ, bunions are painful and make walking difficult.

Feb 26th, 2018
Preventing Ingrown Toenails

If you've ever had an ingrown toenail, you know just how painful this seemingly minor condition can be. Luckily, it's fairly easy to prevent ingrown toenails in most cases.

Oct 2nd, 2017
What is a Bone Spur?

An uncomfortable and embarrassing foot condition that some patients struggle with is called bone spurs. A bone spur can affect how youwalk, how your shoes fit and make it difficult or impossible to participate in athletic activities.

Aug 7th, 2017
Get Control of Your Chronic Toenail Fungus

One foot problem that you certainly don’t want to reoccur is toenail fungus. It makes your toes smelly and unattractive. At its worse, it could cause the loss of a whole toenail, which may affect your ability to walk comfortably throughout the day.

Aug 7th, 2017
What Are Hammertoes?

Do you have trouble finding comfortable shoes because one of your toes doesn't lie flat? You may have a hammertoe.

Jun 13th, 2017
Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

When is the last time you took a good look at your feet? If you have diabetes, neglecting this crucial task can increase your risk of serious infections that may threaten your feet and legs.

Jun 9th, 2017
Don't Ignore Your Foot Pain

Though over 50 percent of Americans have limited activity due to foot pain according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, only a portion of those Americans get help from a foot doctor.

Apr 10th, 2017
The Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Getting an ingrown toenail can certainly be annoying and painful but luckily most of them will go away on their own. Of course, if you are getting them often you may be wondering what could be causing them so you know how to prevent them in the future.

Mar 31st, 2017
Fungal Toenails Treatment Options

Fungus is something that lives in warm and moist areas. This is why the toenails are a great breeding ground for fungal infections. Fungal toenails occur in people of all ages.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Get Custom Orthotics To Heal Foot Pain

Both high-arches and flat feet are actually common foot deformities but they can cause intense daily foot pain and lead to foot conditions like plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

Jan 3rd, 2017
To Relieve Bunion Pain

Bunion progression is not a thing to take lightly. A bunion may start out small but usually becomes worse overtime and you should also have the right advice on how to slow down or even stop the progression of your bunion.

Jan 3rd, 2017
Recover From Your Ankle Injury

Ankle sprains are not serious injuries but by not being careful, it is extremely easy to sprain your ankle multiple times after the original injury. Preventing chronic ankle sprains is simple.

Dec 27th, 2016
Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when their is a tightness and inflammation of the plantar fascia band, which is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone with your toe box.

Dec 27th, 2016
How To Get Rid Of A Foot Wart

Warts can be quite irritating especially when painful. They are also highly contagious and can multiply, spread to other body parts, or spread to another person.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Achilles Tendinitis Podiatry Treatment

The Achilles Tendon attaches the heel bone to the calf muscle. Many runners and middle-aged people get achilles tendinitis who only play sports on the weekends. This is because a sudden increase in activity can trigger achilles tendinitis.

Dec 13th, 2016
Treating Your Chronic Foot Pain

Chronic pain in any part of the body can be frustrating, but when that pain confined to the foot area, it can be overwhelming since we are constantly using our feet for everyday activities like walking or driving a car.

Dec 2nd, 2016
How To Protect Your Feet As A Diabetic

Yes, it’s true that the risks are great and many diabetics have to amputate toes and even parts of their foot. This doesn’t have to be you. Diabetic foot care is all about preventing the possibility of an amputation and keeping your feet healthy everyday

Nov 22nd, 2016
What To Do About Flat Feet And Foot Pain

A person with flat feet is prone to foot pain often because inadequate footwear harms their feet rather than protects them. Most people don’t know that different shoes are made for different types of feet.

Nov 22nd, 2016
Custom Foot Orthotics

The reasons for foot pain vary, which is why seeing apodiatrist while you have foot pain is important. Foot pain is the beginning of many foot problems and other problems throughout the body including in the back and the knee.

Nov 21st, 2016
Ankle Sprain Relief

nkle sprains typically heal within 4 to 6 weeks but only if you manage not to re-injure the ankle, which is a tricky thing to avoid.

Nov 9th, 2016
Hammertoe Podiatry Treatment

There are over 200,000 cases of hammertoes each year in the U.S. and at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, our podiatrists help people slow down the process of the toes curling and provide treatment and advice to limit and relieve pain.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Foot Wart Treatment

Everyone at least one time in their lives gets a wart. While it isn’t pretty, it is often a fact of life.

Oct 27th, 2016
How To Care For Your Feet As A Diabetic

The goal at the American Foot and Ankle Specialistsis to lower the risk that our patients lose a toe, a foot, or a leg. At our office, we help patients take care of their feet and teach them how to protect their feet for a lifetime.

Oct 25th, 2016
How To Treat And Heal An Ankle Sprain

After an ankle sprain, you will immediately want to lie down, elevate your foot, and ice your ankle. This will help to decrease the inflammation, which amplifies the amount of pain a person experiences in the first few days after a sprain.

Oct 13th, 2016
Heel Spur Podiatry Treatment

Heel pain can be caused by a heel spur, which is a calcium deposit or bony outgrowth protruding from the underside of the heel bone. Heel spurs are diagnosed after being visible on an x-ray and can extend forward as much as a half-inch.

Oct 13th, 2016
Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Phoenix

Achilles Tendinitis is a common injury among athletes. It occurs with a new intense activity and the added stress put onto your feet that overwhelms the Achilles Tendon.

Oct 7th, 2016
Your Bunion Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

Bunions are in fact one of the most common foot problems in podiatry and Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegmanhave helped patients for over two decades significantly reduce the pain and size of their bunions.

Sep 28th, 2016
Bunion Pain Relief With Podiatry Treatment

A bunion is one of the most common foot condition that I treat in my office and I have patients again and again feel better after implementing a few treatment methods.

Sep 20th, 2016
Hammertoe Treatment

Hammertoes are treatable by a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. They are usually caused by wearing tight restrictive shoes such as high heels or dress shoes and often affect the toe next to the big toe.

Sep 14th, 2016
Diabetic Foot Treatment and Care

As a diabetic, it is vital to receive the proper information on how to care for your feet everyday. As a podiatrist, I help patients with diabetes maintain healthy feet and avoid serious complications such as infections and amputations.

Sep 8th, 2016
How To Recover From An Ankle Sprain/Injury

The reason why sprained ankles easily twist is because they are weak and cannot support the full weight and balance of the body. This is why care podiatry treatment and care is needed to protect the ankle.

Aug 31st, 2016
Podiatry Treatment for a Foot Wart

oot warts, also known as Plantar warts, are dangerous because of how easily they can spread. Warts are extremely contagious and without proper treatment, they can not only create new warts throughout a person’s body but also jump onto others after close

Aug 26th, 2016
Relieve Bunion Pain and Size -Podiatry Treatment-

There are more than 3 million cases of bunions each year. A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions, because they protrude into the side of a person’s shoes, can cause toe stiffness and severe pain.

Aug 26th, 2016
Custom Prescription Orthotics In Phoenix, AZ

Prescription orthotics are perhaps the most powerful foot supporting technology simply because they align with both your foot shape and walking pattern. As a phoenix podiatrist, I create custom molded prescription orthotics that my patients can rely on.

Aug 17th, 2016
Ankle Injury Treatment in Phoenix AZ

Ankle sprains occur when you least expect it. Just a simple misstep can roll the ankle to a point causing a sprain, weakness, ligament tears, and swelling.

Aug 11th, 2016
End Plantar Fasciitis With Podiatry Treatment

One of the most common injuries that I treat at theAmerican Foot and Ankle Specialists is plantar fasciitis. This foot condition occurs when the plantar fascia band, located in the arch of the foot, swells and sometimes tears.

Aug 11th, 2016
Symptoms and Treatments of Hammertoes

A hammertoe is a fairly common but nonetheless painful foot deformity that can be caused by anything, from wearing improper shoes to a foot injury to arthritis.

Aug 10th, 2016
What Causes Bunion and How We Can Help

While there are some people who have bunions and don’t even notice a thing, there are others who are dealing with more severe bunions that cause pain and discomfort throughout the day.

Aug 9th, 2016
Phoenix Podiatry Treatment of Hammertoes

Hammertoes and mallet toes are foot deformities that are often painless foot conditions but can cause pain when constant pressure is placed on the hammer and/or mallet toe.

Aug 6th, 2016
Get Prescription Orthotics In Phoenix, AZ

If you are suffering from foot pain, custom made orthotics will help relieve some, if not all, of your pain. The most common foot types are flat feet and high-arched feet and if you have one of these foot types, it may be causing intense daily foot pain.

Jul 28th, 2016
Phoenix Diabetic Foot Care

As a diabetic, preventative foot care is essential to maintaining health feet. An amputation is serious risk and as a podiatrist, I help my patients avoid this problem.

Jul 21st, 2016
Podiatry Treatment For An Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is easily fixed with the correct treatment. As a podiatrist, I help patients everyday heal from an ankle sprain. Normally, an ankle sprain takes 4 - 6 weeks to heal.

Jul 14th, 2016
Eliminate A Foot Wart With This Treatment

Foot warts, also known as plantar warts, are hard, grainy, growths that appear usually on the heels of ball of your feet. Sometimes, they cause pain when pressed upon and are caused by a virus.

Jul 14th, 2016
Eliminate Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is known as onychomycosis and tinea unguium and affestms almost everyone at some point in their lives. The best thing for you to do is a see one of our podiatrists and receive immediate toenail treatment.

Jul 6th, 2016
Protect Your Feet With Custom Orthotics

Heel pain is derived often when the feet are receiving proper protection. Often, heel pain is either from a heel spur or plantar fasciitis. Protecting one’s feet is the most thing one can do to avoid foot pain.

Jun 29th, 2016
Relieve Bunion Pain

There are a few strategies that you can do right now to help you decrease bunion pain. Conservative strategies often involve podiatry treatment that serves to decrease the inflammation of a bunion as well as stop the bunion from growing larger.

Jun 29th, 2016
How To Heal From An Ankle Sprain

Mostly ankle sprains occur after an accidental twist or roll causing the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the ankle to partially tear. Swelling, bruising, limping, and pain are inherent to this foot condition.

Jun 24th, 2016
What Causes Fungal Toenails And Treatment Options?

Also known as onychomycosis and tinea unguium, nail fungus is incredibly common and affects almost everyone at some point. If you've ever had athlete's foot (tinea pedis), you've experienced the fungus, between the toes instead of under the toenails.

Jun 8th, 2016
The Importance Of Diabetic Foot Care

In addition to the concerns about insulin and blood sugar levels, people with diabetes are at an increased risk for a number of additional health problems.

Jun 8th, 2016
Solve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is not only extremely irritating but also can continue for long periods of time if you do not receive the right treatments. In many cases, plantar fasciitis results from either an increased intensity of activity or improper footwear.

Jun 7th, 2016
Ankle Sprain Steps To Recovery

Ankle Sprains are extremely common because any simple misstep can cause the ankle to roll or twist. The key to treatment is to prevent any further damage from occurring.

Jun 1st, 2016
Reduce Bunion Pain With Simple Podiatric Treatments

Using warm soaks, ice packs, ultrasound, and massage are all good ways to reduce pain and swelling. We can also provide and recommend gel-filled pads which protect the bunion from rubbing up against the side on your shoes.

Jun 1st, 2016
Custom Orthotics Made By Your Local Podiatrist

There are many different foot problems people struggle with during there lifetime but there is always one treatment that tremendously helps and prevents many foot conditions and this is custom made orthotics.

May 25th, 2016
Cure Plantar Fasciitis With Our Podiatry Treatments

Plantar Fasciitis is a nuisance and without the right treatment can last months and even years only getting worse. In many cases, plantar fasciitis is caused by a person’s incorrect footwear, muscle tightness, and foot shape.

May 19th, 2016
Bunion Treatment

Bunions are one of the most common foot conditions because in many cases, they develop from the type of shoes that we wear.

May 11th, 2016
Recover From Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is condition where the Achilles Tendon, a thick band of tissues that connects the calf muscle to the heal, suffers tissue damage and pain.

May 11th, 2016
Get Custom Orthotics Made in Phoenix

Custom orthotics are one of the most important pieces of footwear that will protect your feet from pain and often helps our patients relieve their foot conditions.

May 5th, 2016
How To Treat An Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprains happen everyday and as a podiatrist, I help my patients implement effective strategies to heal their sprain quickly and make sure the ankle doesn't sprain again.

Apr 27th, 2016
Achilles Tendinitis Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

Achilles tendinitis is simply an overuse injury of the Achilles Tendon. If you are experiencing pain at the thick band of tissue behind your ankle, it is possible that you have Achilles Tendinitis.

Apr 20th, 2016
Alleviate Bunion Symptoms With A Podiatrist

Bunions are one of the most common foot conditions that we treat in our office. Seeking out a podiatrist immediately will help you stop the progression of your bunion by receiving the correct treatment.

Apr 20th, 2016
Correct Hammertoes With Podiatry Treatment

Hammertoes are a bending of one or both of the toe joints in the toes. If you toes are curled to the point where the front of the toe is touching and pressing against the floor, you may probably have a hammertoe.

Apr 12th, 2016