Patient Education

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. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Cryotherapy can treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
...Although cryotherapy is used by doctors today to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and speed up recovery time for injuries, cryotherapy is not a common practice and requires more studies behind its effects...

May Articles 2016
...Plantar warts are not cancerous or dangerous, but they can affect your walking and continually reappear...

Ganglion Cysts
Ganglion cysts are benign (which means non-cancerous) growths that occur as bumps on the top of your foot...

Osteoporosis in Men
... Men who are being treated for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), celiac disease, depression, and prostate cancer should also be evaluated for the bone loss of osteoporosis...

Skin Cancer Can Affect Your Feet
While we often think of skin cancer as affecting areas of the body that are most often exposed to the sun like your hands, face, and neck, you should also check your feet and ankles for signs of skin cancer since these tumors can be caused by chemicals and viruses, as well as from excessive exposure to ultraviolet light...

4 Ways Bone Loss Affects Your Feet
... Men who are being treated for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, celiac disease, depression and cancer should also be evaluated bone loss...

Bone Tumors in the Foot
...They may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous)...

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...

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...

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
... Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration)...

Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle
“Skin cancer” is a general term for three distinct cancers that can appear on the foot: melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma...