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Common Conditions

Foot & Ankle Surgery of New Braunfels offers a full array of treatment for a wide variety of conditions. You can read more on this page about many of the common conditions treated regularly.
 

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Charcot Deformities
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Pediatric Deformities
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Flat Feet
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Malalignment Deformities
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Skin & Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Trauma of the Foot & Ankle

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. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...

Bunions
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...

Heel Spurs
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...

Corns
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...

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

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... Corns Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Conditions
...   Accessory Navicular Syndrome Achilles Tendon Rupture Acute Inflammation Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete’s Foot Barefoot Running Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Chronic Ankle Instability Clubfoot Cold Feet Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Custom Orthotic Devices Dance Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Deep Vein Thrombosis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Drop Foot Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Inuries to the Foot and Ankle Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Frostbite Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund’s Deformity Hallux Rigidus Hammertoe Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Ingrown Toenail Instructions for Using Crutches Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Morton’s Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma) Nail Fungus Obesity and Your Feet Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteoporosis (Osteopenia) Pediatric Flatfoot Peripheral Arterial Disease (P...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Diabetic Foot Care
...And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Do I Have a Bunion?
...Eventually, you may develop corns and calluses due to the constant friction...

What Causes Bunions?
...This causes them to overlap, resulting in corns and calluses...

Bunions: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
...Other symptoms include: Swelling Pain Corns and calluses Limited range of motion or mobility issues Bunions don't always have a clearly identifiable cause, but some of the most common risk factors include: Foot type and family history Congenital joint deformity Trauma or injury Arthritis Wearing high heels or tight, narrow shoes that crowd the toes Bunions are not always preventable, but choosing comfortable shoes with adequate support is the best way to protect your feet from bunions and other foot and ankle injuries...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...