Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Hammertoes

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of hammertoes?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The main … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Hammertoes

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Bunions

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of bunions?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The main … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Bunions

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Plantar Fasciitis

What is the difference between orthopedic surgery and podiatry for the condition of plantar fasciitis?  Both are medical and surgical specialties, and its practitioners attended medical school and residency, and go through a licensure and board certification process.  Orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists work side by side in hospitals and in the same group practices. The … Read morePodiatrist vs. Orthopedist for Plantar Fasciitis

Equinus

Equinus is where the ankle joint does not bend up enough to walk.  The normal angle of the ankle joint going up is 10 degrees with the knee extended.  Equinus can be caused by tight tendons or a bony block like a spur.  This may cause pain with walking and activities.  Treatments include heel lifts, … Read moreEquinus

Bone Healing

Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. For patients who sustain a fracture or have surgery where the bones were cut with internal fixation placed, weight bearing may need to be protected or avoided. Dr. Hoy will advise. After a month there may not be any pain and the weight bearing restrictions may not seem … Read moreBone Healing

Lisfranc Injuries

The Lisfranc’s joint runs along the top of the arch on the foot. This joint can be injured or fractured. Signs of a fracture include bruising, redness and swelling. In addition to physical examination, an x-ray is required to diagnose the fracture. Depending on the severity of the fracture, either protected weight bearing, non-weight bearing, … Read moreLisfranc Injuries

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot

Malignant melanomas and other cancers can occur in the foot. Podiatric care is very important as suspicious soft tissue lesions can be identified and biopsied as soon as possible. We work with other specialists to provide total care for patients who have been diagnosed with these conditions.  For more information, please click this link.