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Dr. Michele Summers Colon, DPM - Podiatrist - El Monte
3503 Lexington Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731

 

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 Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Achilles Tendonitis  Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Heel Spurs Diabetic Foot Care Numbness/Tingling Shin Splints Trauma Fractures Rashes Dry, Cracked heels Foot Ulcers Foot Infections Foot and Ankle Braces Foot Pain Heel Pain Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Plantar's Warts Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Flat Feet Orthotics/Arch Supports Varicose Veins Orthopedic Shoes Children's Foot Problems Pigeon Toed Feet Swollen Feet and Ankles Foot Odor Balance Problems 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...

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Love Your Feet by Pampering Your Feet
...This allows you to lessen the risk of aggravating lower extremity issues, like bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, and ingrown toe nails...

March is National Nutrition Month!
...Obesity forces your feet to have to bear more weight, and this can lead to plantar fasciitis and heel pain...

For Expectant Mothers on Mother's Day
...Plantar fasciitis can linger for weeks, months and even years after pregnancy...

This July 4th Get Freedom From Foot Pain!
...Pain as common as Plantar fasciitis, ankle pain or even something like toe nail fungus preventing you from feeling your best...

Heel Pain Answers
...      One of the most common issues that you may run into is Plantar Fasciitis...

Are Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis the Same?
    If you have been experiencing heelt pain that you may have thought was Plantar Fasciitis, you may only be partially right...

Are You Ready for Some Football?
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

5 Fancy Steps to Fabulous Feet in the New Year
...This allows you to lessen the risk of aggravating lower extremity issues, like bunions, hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, and ingrown toe nails...

Does Your New Years Resolution Include Getting Healthy and Exercising More?
...In January, we tend to see a trend in these types of injuries…don’t become a statistic! Plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and stress fractures are the most common overuse injuries of the foot and ankle...

Got Heel Pain?
... By far, the most common type of heel pain is pain on the bottom of the foot, called Plantar Fasciitis...

Skateboard Injuries
... Skateboarders should be aware that the strain from repetitive, forceful motions can also cause painful foot and heel conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, and Achilles tendonitis...

Heel Pain Slowing You Down?
...Shoe technology has advanced remarkably in the last 20 years, but it seems like the incidence of chronic plantar fasciitis has not subsided at all! Why is this...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
...A variety of foot injuries or improper foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis...

Heel Problems
Haglund's Deformity Heel Callus Heel Fissures Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
...More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

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...

Heel Surgery
...Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot)...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave
...Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Baseball
...Inadequate stretching, improper shoes, and repeated motions lead to the most common foot problems that occur among baseball players, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and bone fractures...

Basketball
...But the repeated shock and pressures on the foot can also lead to inflammations, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sesamoiditis...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...

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3503 Lexington Ave.
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