Our highly skilled team of podiatrists will work with you to treat these diseases and more in our Newtown, PA office:
This condition is caused by the buildup of the salts of uric acid in joints. Gout often causes pain in the big toe joint and can make it painful to walk as a result.
Developing arthritis in the feet can cause swelling, redness, and pain. Muscle and joint deterioration from wear and tear can impact mobility.
This form of arthritis can cause the bones in the foot and/or ankle to fracture. This can collapse the arch of the foot and help to form pressure areas on the bottom of the foot.
There are many different kinds of cancers which can develop on the foot. Malignant melanoma is a skin cancer. Neoplastic disorders, or tumors, which are benign or malignant can form. Benign tumors under the toenail, or osteochondromas, can be removed surgically. In addition, aplantar fibroma benign tissue tumor on the bottom of the foot. Giant cell tumors can grow on the top or sides of the foot.
Also known as enchondromatosis, Ollier’s disease occurs in the small bones in fingers and toes. Enchondromatosis causes bone irregularity or prominence and is usually only treated if aggressive tumors form.
Kohler’s disease is the loss of blood supply to a particular bone in the foot. This condition can be treated with cast immobilization and foot orthotics and inserts.
Also known as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever’s disease causes pain in the growth plate of a bone and is often caused by injury or trauma. Sever’s disease can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, heel cushions, and stretching exercises. Patients with Sever’s disease should also cut back on sports activities to alleviate heel pain.
This disorder affects the hands and feet and is caused by a contraction called a vasospasm. A vasospasm is the contraction of smooth muscles that control small arteries that supply circulation to the hands and feet. It is important to stay warm and get regular exercise to maintain healthy blood circulation and combat this disease.
This condition is characterized by the loss of blood flow to a growth plate in one of the long bones behind the toes. Freiberg’s disease causes pain in the ball of the foot but can be treated with orthotics or prescription medicine.
Like Ollier’s disease, Maffucci’s syndrome is caused by injury or trauma that creates bone irregularity or prominence. However, this syndrome has a greater chance of malignancy.
Kaposi’s Sarcoma is an irregular-shaped lesion on the soles of the feet. The lesion can spread to form nodes with a firm and rubbery appearance.
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