Patient Podiatry 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 Website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

The following services are performed at our offices:

EMR - Electronic Medical Records

Lower Extremity MRI

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Shockwave Therapy Treatment

Laser Treatment

Diagnostice UltraSound

In-House - NCS - Nerve Conduction Study/EMG


Jan. 23, 2012
Relief for Neuromas
Dr. Blumfield helps hurting Feet
Jul. 11,l 2011
Healing the pain in your feet
Podiatry Associates offers treatment options
April 18, 2011
Fix your feet
Podiatry Associates for Houston
Feb. 7, 2011
Fix your feet
Podiatry Associates for Houstion
Jan. 10, 2011
Podiatry Associates of Houston
Dr. Blumfield on removing bunions
Dec. 13, 2010
Get back on your feet
Podiatry Associates of Houston
Nov. 8, 2010
Podiatry Associates on hammer toe
Symptom & treatment information
Sept. 27, 2010
An easy way to eliminate foot pain
Podiatry Associates of Houston
Aug. 24, 2010
Podiatry Associates of Houston
Walk without the pain
Jul. 26, 2010
Repairing your feet
Podiatry Associates of Houston



Search Results
Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Replacement Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungal Toenails Foot & Ankle Surgery Fractures Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Nerve Pain Neuromas Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Sports Injuries Warts Wounds 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 Houston, TX
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Diabetic Foot Care
... Don't use antiseptic solutions (such as iodine or salicylic acid) or over-the-counter treatments for corns or calluses...

What To Do If You Have Bunions?
...They include: soft padding to keep the metatarsophalangeal joint from rubbing against the inside of the shoe custom-made or over the counter orthotics, or shoe inserts, to correct overpronation or other problems associated with how a person walks well-fitting shoes with good supportive soles and wide toe-boxes losing weight ibuprophen for pain and reducing inflammation removal of hard calluses and corns toe splints to help move the joint back into proper alignment Failing these, your Houston podiatrist may advise a bunionectomy...

What Can I Do About Bunions?
... With a confirmed diagnosis, your foot doctor may advise: Padding the joint to relieve pressure and friction Custom-made orthotics, or shoe inserts, to ensure proper joint alignment when you walk Night time splints Stretching exercises Removal of calluses and corns which can develop due to the friction between the bunion and your shoe In severe cases, a surgical procedure called a bunionectomy may be warranted...

The Cause and Treatment of Bunions
... Signs and symptoms of bunions include: A bump at the base of your big toe (protruding bone) Pain Difficulty moving the toe Arthritis Redness and swelling Chafing/corns/calluses on the skin around the bunion caused by friction between the bone and your shoes How are Bunions Treated...

Treatment Options For Bunions
...Your podiatrist will also develop an individualized treatment plan which may include: Custom-fit padding to reduce friction Custom-fit footwear to reduce irritation Custom-fit orthotics to stabilize your toe Removing corns or calluses on your feet Exercises and physical therapy to increase mobility Night splints to help realign your toe and foot Surgery to remove the bunion and realign your toe If you suffer from bunion pain, get some help from your podiatrist! You and your feet deserve the best treatment, so just pick up your phone and call the podiatrists at Podiatry Associates of Houston in Houston, Texas...

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...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

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...

...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...

...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 are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

...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...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

...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...

...(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...

...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...