Orthotics

Orthotics are an insert that goes inside a shoe that helps correct many foot problems.  There are two types: prefabricated and custom.  Prefabricated (or off the shelf) orthotics come in a variety of quality levels, ranging from what you can get at the pharmacy to ones that are near custom level.  Those bought at the […]

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Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when instead of growing straight, the sides of the nail on the toe curve and grow into the skin on either side of the nail. This causes pain and irritation, as well as possible infection. Ingrown toenails are usually genetic but affect a large portion of the population. An ingrown toenail alone […]

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Warts

Plantar warts are the name given to warts that appear on the bottom of the foot. Warts occur when human papillomavirus (HPV) invades the body through cuts or weak areas of the skin. Generally, the strain of HPV that causes warts is not easily contagious, so it is not usually spread through skin to skin […]

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Tendonitis

Tendons are the thick, cord-like structures that hold muscle to bone, and when they become inflamed, tendonitis occurs. Tendonitis is almost always a result of overusing the tendon, causing it to become overstretched or slightly torn. Overusing the tendon can be a result of increased activity, constantly using the same tendon for repeated motions, or […]

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Foot & Ankle Trauma

Foot and ankle trauma can occur at any time for any number of reasons. While they are most common with those who are active and play sports, they can also occur as a result of a misstep. The most common foot and ankle injuries are sprains and fractures, however it is also possible to strain […]

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Sports Foot Injury

Sports are an important part of many people’s lives, however they can be risky to your foot and ankle health.  Quick recognition and treatment of any possible injuries will yield faster and more thorough healing, getting you back to doing what you love most. Dr. Hadfield has extensive experience treating high school, collegiate, and professional […]

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Amputation Prevention

Diabetes poses a number of possible problems and complications to your feet that could result in amputation if not treated promptly. Because diabetes can be accompanied by nerve damage and poor circulation you may have an open wound you are unaware of and unable to heal properly, leading to an infection. Without being able to […]

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Bunion Surgery FAQs

Bunions are a deformity in the mechanical structure of the foot. They form as bony structures at the base of the big toe. Bunions are often caused by a combination of weak foot structure and years of wearing poorly fitting or tight shoes, though they may also develop as a result of arthritis. An estimated […]

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Charcot Foot

Charcot foot is a condition that deforms the foot and can ultimately lead to disability or amputation. Patients with charcot foot almost always have diabetes, which causes damage to the nerves and a loss of proper sensation in the feet, leading to severe fractures and dislocations. Since nerve damage causes decreased sensitivity, patients are often […]

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Limb Salvage & Preservation

At our office, limb preservation is of utmost importance when it comes to the care of our patients. Some of our patients – particularly those with diabetes – may be at risk for foot or leg amputation. Before amputating a foot or lower leg, we take every measure possible to salvage the limb and preserve […]

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