foot and ankle

Peroneal Tendonitis: Causes and Treatment

Chronic ankle pain has a significant impact on quality of life. Peroneal tendonitis is an ankle condition primarily impacting athletes and runners, although people from all walks of life may suffer an ankle injury related to overuse. Prevention and treatment of peroneal tendonitis can keep your ankle flexible and reduce pain. What is peroneal tendonitis? […]

Why Treating Flat Foot Prevents Further Issues

Flat feet are very common and are typically painless – for most. Occasionally, flat feet can be a symptom of other problems in your foot’s bone structure, tendons, or an underlying medical condition. If your flat feet are causing pain or other difficulties, it’s time to call Heiden Orthopedics. Dr. Feria-Arias is our orthopedic surgeon […]

hammertoe

Hammertoe is a deformity that occurs in the middle joint of one or more toes. The condition causes the toe to bend unnaturally due to an imbalance in the muscles or tendons that stabilize your foot. Hammertoe can be caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes that crowd your toes or cause an unnatural bend, such high […]

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Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries. They can happen to anyone, not just athletes. Even a simple misstep can injure your ankle during everyday activities. Understanding the types of ankle sprains can help you recognize symptoms and seek help to heal your ankle as quickly as possible. What causes a sprained ankle? […]

Bunion Surgery: Bunionectomy Procedure & Recovery

A bunion is a painful bump that appears on the side of the big toe, and is caused by a misalignment of the neighboring joint. The condition is usually hereditary, but can be exaggerated or irritated by tight shoes or overuse. Bunions can be removed with a bunionectomy, which realigns the joint to reduce the […]

What Can Cause Heel Pain and Treatment Options

People may experience heel pain throughout the course of their lives. There are multiple causes so if you are experiencing pain in your heel, you should seek an accurate diagnosis from a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. Causes of Pain There are many causes for heel pain. A stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation and […]

Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle

Many of us have stepped on a rock incorrectly or rolled an ankle and we have wondered, “Do I have a sprained ankle?” Here we look closely at what it means to have a sprain, the symptoms of a sprain and when it’s time to seek medical help. What is a Sprained Ankle? A sprained […]