Foot Treatment and Therapy
Get professional, experienced diagnosis of your foot conditions with Dr Daniel Zahari. We provide treatment and therapy for a wide range of issues to keep your feet healthy.
Flat feet are a common condition for adults as well as children. Prior to infants and toddlers walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops during childhood and most people will have normal arches by adulthood.
Flat feet are often associated with pronation, where the ankle bones toward the center line lean inward. When placed side by side, shoes of children who pronate will lean toward each other after being worn for a length of time.
Common treatments for painful progressive flatfoot are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, icing, physical therapy, supportive taping, bracing, and orthotics.
Note: Please consult with your physician before taking any medications.
A surgery might be needed to repair a torn or damaged tendon to restore normal function. The most severe cases may require surgery on the midfoot bones to treat the associated flatfoot condition.
Many people with flat feet will not experience any pain or problems. However, when you experience pain in the foot, ankle, or lower leg, your feet should be evaluated. Painful progressive flatfoot, also known as tibialis posterior tendinitis or adult-acquired flatfoot, refers to inflammation of the tendon of the tibialis posterior. When the tendon becomes inflamed, stretched, or torn, this condition will arise. If left untreated, it could lead to severe disability and chronic pain. You may be predisposed to tibialis posterior tendinitis if you have flat feet or an abnormal attachment of the tendon to the bones in your midfoot.
Hammertoe is an abnormality of the second, third or fourth toes. The toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. If this condition is left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Those with hammertoe may have corns on calluses on the top of the middle joint of the affected toe or on the tip. They may experience pain in their toes or feet, making it difficult to find comfortable shoes.
Causes of hammertoe include shoes that fit improperly and muscle imbalance. Treatment usually involves wearing shoes with soft, roomy toe boxes and exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles of the toe. Commercially available straps, cushions, or non-medicated corn pads may also be used to relieve symptoms. For severe cases, hammertoe surgery may be suggested to correct the deformity.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly caused by an inflammation on the bottom of your foot. We can evaluate your arch pain and prescribe shoe inserts called orthoses that are customized to help alleviate your pain.
Heel spurs are growths of bone on the underside, forepart of the heel bone. They develop when the plantar tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone. Physical therapy can be used to treat them along with bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns, and calluses. Many post-operative surgical conditions also respond well to physical therapy.
Athlete's foot is a chronic infection caused by various types of fungus. It's often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.
Conditions We Treat
- Heel pain
- Ball of foot pain
- Arch pain
- Toe pain
- Pain on the outer edge
- Planter Fasciitis
- Arthritic foot problems
- Infectious foot problems
- Nerve pain
- Tendon Repair
- Infectious foot problems
- Sores & Open Wounds
Dr. Zahari is a skilled surgeon and will provide treatment if needed.