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    ...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...

    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
    ... Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over 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...

    PLANTAR FIBROMA
    ... Surgical removal of a plantar fibroma may result in a flattening of the arch or development of hammertoes...

    HIGH-ARCHED FOOT
    ...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

    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...