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    Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. For a more comprehensive search of our entire Website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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    ... ACCESSORY NAVICULAR ACHILLES TENDINITIS ACHILLES TENDON PATHOLOGIES ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE ACUTE INFLAMMATION ANKLE ARTHRITIS ANKLE FRACTURE ANKLE INSTABILITY (UNSTABLE ANKLE) ANKLE SPRAIN ARCH PAIN ATHLETE'S FOOT BAREFOOT RUNNING BASEBALL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE BLACK TOENAIL BLISTERS BONE HEALING BONE INFECTION BONE TUMORS BRACHYMETATARSIA BUNIONS BURSITIS CALCANEAL APOPHYSITIS CALCANEAL FRACTURE CALF PAIN CAPSULITIS OF THE SECOND TOE CHARCOT FOOT COMPARTMENT SYNDROME CONTRAST BATHS CRACKED HEELS DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) DIABETIC FOOT CARE GUIDLINES DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS AND AMPUTATION PREVENTION DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY EQUINUS FALLEN ARCHES FLAT FEET FIFTH METATARSAL FRACTURE FRACTURE TOE FUNGAL NAILS GANGLION CYST GOLF INJURIES GOUT HAGLUND'S DEFORMITY HALLUX LIMITUS/RIGIDUS (STIFF TOE) HAMMERTOE HEEL PAIN (HEEL SPUR) HIGH-ARCHED FOOT HOW TO USE CRUTCHES INGROWN TOENAILS IN-TOEING LISFRANC INJURIES MALIGNANT MELANOMA OF THE FOOT MORTON'S NEUROMA MRI MRSA INFECTION OF THE FOOT ORTHOTICS OS TRIGONUM SYNDROME OSTEOPOROSIS PEDIATRIC FLATFOOT PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE PERONEAL TENDON INJURIES PLANTAR FASCIITIS PLANTAR FIBROMA PLANTAR WARTS POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON PREVENTING DIABETES COMPLICATIONS PUNCTURE WOUNDS RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON SESAMOID INJURIES SHIN SPLINTS SKIN CANCER OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE SOFT TISSUE BIOPSY STRESS FRACTURE TAILOR'S BUNION TALAR DOME LESIONS TARSAL COALITION TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TINGLY FEET TIRED FEET TOE WALKING TOE AND METATARSAL FRACTURES ( BROKEN TOES) TURF TOE ULCERS VARICOSE VEINS WEBBED TOES

    Our Services
    ...To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page: Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Ankle Fractures Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Charcot Foot Charcot-Marie-Tooth CRPS (RSD) Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Equinus Flat Feet Foot Ulcerations Fungal Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hallux Varus Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Spurs High Arch Foot Ingrown Toenails Nerve Entrapments Neuromas Neuropathies Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Peroneal Tendon Pathology Sports Related Injuries Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Tendonitis Trauma Plantar Fasciitis Warts Wound Care Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

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    We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about podiatry such as treatment options for bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, heel pain, foot and ankle fractures, in Los Gatos, CA...

    BUNIONS
    Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

    DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
    ...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores)  Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

    EQUINUS
    ... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

    HAMMERTOES
    ... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

    MORTON'S NEUROMA
    ... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

    PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE
    ...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

    TAILOR'S BUNION
    ...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...

    AZAR DASTGAH, DPM
    ...  Her interest in podiatry grew from dealing with her painful flat feet and bunions...

    PREVENTING DIABETES COMPLICATIONS
    ... Hammertoes and bunions...

    FLAT FEET
    ... Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

    BASEBALL INJURIES TO THE FOOT AND ANKLE
    ... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

    DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS AND AMPUTATION PREVENTION
    ... Hammertoes and bunions...

    PATIENT TESTIMONIALS
    ...Dastgah for bunions, fallen arches and foot pain...