Patient Education

We at Foot & Ankle Reconstrution of North Georgia 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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OssaTron
...Others get better after trying one or more conservative treatments, which may include rest from strenuous activity; application of heat and/or cold; conditioning and stretching exercises; use of orthotic devices (shoe insert or heel cup); physical therapy, including ultrasound; over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen); prescription pain relievers; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen); and steroid (cortisone) injections...

Bunion Surgery
...After surgery, many patients experience long healing and recovery times and often have to spend time in physical therapy...

What Is Causing My Foot Pain?
...Some of the top treatments for plantar fasciitis include stretching and strengthening exercises, splinting, physical therapy, orthotics, injections and surgery...

Signs You May Have an Ankle Sprain
...He can help you get relief and heal faster by recommending: Using crutches to help you move around without putting weight on your ankle Wearing an ankle brace or walking cast to support your ankle and keep it from moving while it heals Physical therapy and stretching to increase flexibility and improve stability in your ankle If you sprain your ankle, don’t wait for it to get worse...

End Your Heel Pain
...Based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms, you may benefit from one or more of these treatments or devices: Corticosteroid injections to decrease pain or swelling A cast or boot to take the pressure off your heel while it heals Orthotics or heel cups to reposition and cushion your feet when you wear shoes Physical therapy to stretch and strengthen lower leg muscles Ultrasound or soundwave therapy to reduce pain, improve circulation and promote healing Surgery to treat conditions or injuries that don't respond to conservative measures Put an end to heel pain with a visit to the foot doctor! Call Woodstock, GA, podiatrist Dr...

What is Causing My Ankle Pain?
... Your individualized care plan depends on his diagnostic findings and may include: RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) NSAIDS for management of pain and inflammation Cortisone injections for inflammation Bracing Physical therapy Surgery While always a last resort, sometimes ankle surgery is warranted...

What to Do in Case of an Ankle Sprain
...He may recommend: Taking the weight off of your feet by using crutches when you walk Wearing a splint, walking boot, or cast to provide support while you heal Stretching and physical therapy exercises to increase flexibility and strength In severe cases involving torn ligaments or tendons, surgery may be indicated...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Physical Therapy  Whether an Achilles tendon rupture is treated surgically or non-surgically, physical therapy is an important component of the healing process...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Non-surgical treatment may include: Physical therapy...

Ankle Pain
... Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization, but may also include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, physical therapy, and cortisone injection...

Ankle Sprain
... Early physical therapy...

Bone Healing
...  Once the bone is adequately healed, physical therapy often plays a key role in rehabilitation...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Physical therapy...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Drop Foot
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Equinus
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Flexible
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... Physical therapy...

Flexible Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Foot Drop
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Fracture-Toe
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Haglund's Deformity
... Physical therapy...

Hallux Rigidus
... Physical therapy...

Heel Bone Fractures
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Physical therapy...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Physical therapy...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fibroma
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
... Physical therapy...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
... Physical therapy...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Coalition
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Weak Ankles
...   Treatment for weak ankles usually includes physical therapy and bracing...

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