Fast, Gentle Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis

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60 Second, Permanent Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis, Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendonosis. One Treatment is all it Takes!

The innovative Tenex Health TXTM procedure is a gentle method for percutaneous treatment and removal of diseased tissue and restoration of natural […]

Pain in Your Hip or Back? It Could be Linked to Your Feet

If your hip or lower back has been hurting, and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet! Our bodies are like a chain, with one link–or bone–connecting at the joint to another link. Think about what would happen if the first link in the […]

Sports Medicine: Heel Pain - When to Call a Doctor

The heel is one of those behind-the-scenes body parts we don’t think much about—until it’s injured. Home to the biggest bone in the foot, the heel absorbs a great deal of impact. When it becomes strained or inflamed, the simple act of walking can be incredibly painful—or even impossible.

Common Causes of Heel Pain In […]

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: Cuboid Syndrome - The Foot Pain That Won’t Go Away

A few days ago, I saw a 25-year-old male with lateral foot pain who had gone through multiple doctors and six months’ worth of tests and treatments—including x-rays, ultrasound to check blood flow, pain medication, and physical therapy—without results. He had significant swelling along the ankle and the side of the foot, […]

Sports Medicine: Common Myths About Foot Injuries

There are a lot of health myths that are repeated so often, many people assume they’re true. By learning to separate the truth from the common misconceptions, you’ll be prepared to avoid some serious problems.

Here are some of the most frequently believed myths about foot and ankle injuries. Do you […]

Foot Surgery: The Real Truth About Foot Tumors

Did you know that you can get a tumor on the foot? It’s true—you may never have heard of a foot tumor, but it does happen. After all, tumors can happen anywhere you have live tissue.

Over the last three weeks, I’ve seen two different patients with foot tumors. One is […]

Sports Medicine: Got heel pain? We’ve got solutions.

If you’re suffering from heel pain, you’re not alone. In fact, 1 in 5 of my patients complain of some type of discomfort or strain in the heel. The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to living with this chronic pain.

Why is heel pain so common?

Because […]

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 […]