Foot and Ankle Injuries: When Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

Niccoli healthy feet Bay Area podiatrist

The phrase “time heals all wounds” is a nice sentiment, but it’s not necessarily true when it comes to wounds of the foot and ankle. This past August, I had three cases of non-healing wounds—all of them elderly patients with varying medical histories. In researching and treating them, I discovered a relatively […]

Sports Medicine: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome - The Ankle Pain That Isn't

Patients commonly complain about painful heels and ankles. This problem is sometimes challenging and can become resistant to standard treatment such as rest, ice, bandaging, physical therapy, oral anti-inflammatories and injections. No doubt, many patients have encountered their primary care physician or other specialist yet despite their doctors’ best efforts they remain unimproved.

This past […]

Mortons Neuroma: Is Your Aching Foot Telling You Something ?

Neuroma pain often described as burning or tingling.

Every year tens of thousands of Americans will be diagnosed as having Morton’s Neuroma. In all likelihood, this represents a tenth of the actual cases since misdiagnosis, lack of medical treatment and non-reported cases are so common.

What Is It?

Laypeople may use a variety of […]

Foot Surgery: Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Foot Surgery – Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are well known in the medical community and this procedure has grown exponentially over the past 5-10 years. Because of the many advantages, I believe this trend will continue to grow. Some common examples of minimally invasive surgeries you’ve probably […]

Sports Medicine: Heel Pain in the Young Athlete

Earlier this year I wrote about a number of possible causes for heel pain in the adult. The pain, of course, constitutes a helpful signal alerting you that something is wrong and maybe where the problem is in the foot. Among the lesser known causes of heel pain is calcaneal apophysitis – injury to the […]

Sports Medicine: Patello-Femoral Syndrome Spells Knee Pain

This source of pain is known by a seemingly unending variety of names, “runners knee”, “bikers knee”, the tongue twisters patellofemoral syndrome and chondromalacia patella. Why should anyone care about a problem with such a confusing and complex sounding name? Anyone with knee pain should listen up – according to many leading sources and sports […]