Patient Education

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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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Care Flat Feet Fracture Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Orthotics  Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis Shockwave Therapy Toenail Laser Fungus Treatment Warts Board Certified Foot Surgeons Pediatric Foot Care   Board Certified by 3 boards: American Board of Podiatric Surgery American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics American Board of Primary Podiatric Medicine 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...

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

Aging and Your Feet
...  Problems we see often with the elderly are: bunions, calluses and corns, hammertoes, toenail problems, foot problems related to diabetes, heel pain and Charlie-horses, & foot problems associated with arthritis...

Foot Conditions And How Your Podiatrist Can Help
... Calluses and corns Over time, the body's immune system will thicken areas of skin that are subject to constant friction...

Tips and Tricks for Dancing Feet
...This prevents corns from forming on the toes due to moisture and friction from dancing...

Moving and Grooving Feet
...Flats are also another type of stylish shoe that can cause many types of foot problems including plantar fasciitis, calluses and corns...

Claws for Toes
... Symptoms Toes are bent up from the joints at the ball of the foot Toes are bent down at the middle joint In some severe cases, the toe bends at the top joint, downwards Toes curl under the foot Corns develop Treatment It is important to wear shoes that fit correctly in order to prevent and relieve claw toes...

Caring for Diabetic Feet
...We mean that you should thoroughly inspect every region of your foot, including between toes, to look for issues such as redness, cuts, wounds, tenderness, corns and calluses and other signs that there might be an issue...

Tools of the Trade
... Hard Skin Debridement Drill – This is for those hard-to-eradicate calluses, corns, and other damaged tough tissue...

Geriatric Foot Care
... Common podiatric problems in the geriatric population include: Arthritis Diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers Bunions, hammertoes and other defornities Plantar fasciitis Corns and calluses Ingrown and fungal toenails Your podiatrists at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry recommend seniors receive regular podiatric exams (at least once a year)...

Morton’s Toe Longer Than the Other
...Jamming the toe can cause corns, calluses, hammertoes, nailbed problems and sprains or fractures...

Dealing with Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are some of the most common and annoying foot disorders...

Diabetes and the Risk of Amputation
... Here at Joseph Stuto, DPM we have years of experience in treating a variety of foot and ankle conditions such as ankle sprains, athlete’s foot, bunions, corns, fungal infections, hammertoes, warts, foot deformities, and diabetic foot care...

4 Tips To Prep Your Feet for Winter
...Tight shoes can lead to a number of serious problems such as hammertoes, bunions, corns, and other deformities...

Foot Care 101
...Look out for anything usual such as scrapes, corns, skin color, bunions, swelling or blisters...

Cure Hammertoes Through Surgery
... If left unattended, hammertoes can become infected with blisters, corns or disproportionate bone protrusions and more...

Types of Custom Orthotics Available
...Read on to learn how they can help you and your feet!   More About Custom Orthotics Bunions, corns, calluses, and hammertoes are just a few of the foot conditions that orthotics are designed to correct and accommodate...

How Can Your Orthotic Inserts Save You
... Here are some of the most frequent issues that can be addressed by using orthotics: Inflammation of the tissue under your foot that connects the heel with the toes, also known as plantar fasciitis; Heel and arch pain caused by inadequate support or ill-shaped shoes that harm the shape of your feet; Soreness due to Achilles tendonitis; The occurrence of bunions and other bone and joint deformities are mostly seen as a result of wearing poorly-fitted shoes; Corns and calluses that cause your skin to become hard and scaly, making you prone to fungal infections and bacteria; Swelling and pain experienced at the ball of the foot arising from excessive stress on the feet; Muscle sprains and bone fractures may be avoided due to enhanced stability and a stronger grip...

Autumn Brings Closed Shoes and Women Woes
...  Once you switch from open shoes to those fashionable pointed shoes and high heels, they can cause painful foot-related issues such as:    Ankle and muscle pains; Bunions and hammertoes; Blisters and puncture wounds; Calluses and corns; Tendons and heel related injuries...

Don't Let Diabetes Slow You Down This Winter
...Due to restricted blood flow, calluses or corns may go unnoticed by patients with diabetes...

Don't Let Hammertoes Hurt You
...Another way hammertoes hurt your feet is by increasing the risk of corns or calluses that develop due to friction i...

Treating Calluses and Corns
Some people who have calluses and corns are not bothered by these foot skin conditions...

Bad Habits That May Undermine Your Foot Health
...The wrong shoes can cause many foot problems, including ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, corns, and heel pain...

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...

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

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...

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

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...