Welcome to the Patient Information Center! Here you will find information about the most common foot and ankle ailments. Click on any of the issues below to find out more about specific problems and what treatment options are available. Here you will also find links to interesting websites pertaining to podiatry. If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us through the website or give us a call!
- Achilles Tendon Disorders
- Acute Inflammation
- Ankle Fracture
- Ankle Sprain
- Cavus Foot
- Charcot Foot
- Chronic Ankle Instability
- Crossover Toe
- Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
- Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Flexible Flatfoot
- Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
- Ganglion Cyst
- Haglund’s Deformity (pump bump)
- Hallux Rigidus
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenail
- Lisfranc Injuries
- Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Pediatric Flatfoot
- Pediatric Heel Pain
- Peroneal Tendon Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris)
- Posterior Tibial
- Puncture Wounds
- Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
- Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
- Tailor’s Bunion
- Tarsal Coalition
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Toe and Metatarsal Fractures
Helpful Information & Links
The path to board certification by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) begins after graduating from an approved podiatric surgical residency program after which our doctors pass a rigorous written examination to become board qualified. Next, doctors spent up to 6 years of their initial practice time collecting various patient cases which demonstrate to the ABPS their decision-making, competency, and skills as a foot and ankle surgeon. After submission of these cases, detailed review, and acceptance to the ABPS, doctors sit for the ABPS oral examination held in Chicago, IL.
- Dr. Paradoa has satisfied requirements by the ABPS to become board certified in Foot, Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.
Our patients can feel confident that they are being treated by a foot and ankle surgeon who has dedicated years of her education, training, and experience to achieving board certification status by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
The American Board of Podiatric Surgery website has a wealth of information about podiatry and the requirements that must be met.
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is to the foot and ankle what a dentist is to the mouth, or an ophthalmologist to the eye — a doctor specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders resulting from injury or disease. A DPM makes independent judgments, prescribes medications and performs surgery. The human foot has a complex interrelation with the rest of the body which means that it may be the first area to show signs of serious conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Since the podiatric physician is often the first to detect symptoms of these disorders, he or she becomes a vital and sometimes lifesaving link in the health care team.
The American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons is a professional society of thousands of foot and ankle surgeons. Their website contains a plethora of information about advances in podiatry and connects its members to share that knowledge.
FootHealthFacts.org is the official consumer website of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. This is a wonderful resource of information! From what foot injuries Olympians have suffered from during the 2012 London Olympics to a growing trend in lawn mower accidents, you will find interesting, informative and compelling articles in the world of Podiatry.
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