Patient Education

Dr. Daniel Methuselah and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your feet. Please use our podiatric library to learn more about podiatric problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us.


For more foot related information visit the consumer website for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and select from the following links:

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Diabetic Neuropathy Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Warts Wounds Ankle SprainsAnkle 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...

Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis)...

Foot Statistics
...Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) - usually caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

Detecting a Painful Bone Spur
...The following activities and conditions are also common causes of bone spurs in the feet: High-impact activities, such as running Excessive weight Poor-fitting footwear Tightening of the plantar fasciitis due to excessive stress Aging Because there are no obvious symptoms associated with bone spurs in the feet, diagnosing the disorder can be difficult...

Running the Race to Good Foot Health
...Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, which is the result of excess stress placed on a ligament in the bottom of the foot...

Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
... If the Shoe Fits- Get Walking Footwear plays a vital role in the duration and achievement of your walking routine, and shoes that don't fit properly or that lack support can lead to foot pain or injuries, such as blisters, corns, calluses, nail fungus and plantar fasciitis...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
... The most common foot problems from being overweight include: Plantar Fasciitis: Excess weight adds strain to the plantar fascia, overusing and weakening it...

Shockwave Therapy : Non-invasive Approach to Treating Chronic Heel Pain
If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis, then you know just how unpleasant this very common foot condition can be...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...If the pain gets worse with reduced exercise and rest, stop training and visit your podiatrist Aside from stress fractures which often occur from overtraining, additional foot problems you may experience include: Toenail problems, including ingrown and fungus Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis Achilles tendon and calf pain Toe pain, such as bunions Shin splints Before you start training, Daniel Methuselah, DPM recommends visiting a podiatrist for a complete evaluation of your lower extremities...

What’s Slowing Down Your Game? It Could Be Faulty Foot Mechanics
...  Many sport injuries can be traced back to biomechanical problems including: Sprained ankles Back pain Hip pain Shin splints Calluses and corns Plantar fasciitis Once Columbia Podiatry has identified the problem and cause of your pain, a tailor made treatment plan can be created to restore your lower extremities and feet back to their normal function, thus improving your game...

Ready to Run? Visit Your Podiatrist First
... Common injuries experienced by runners include plantar fasciitis, heel spurts, Achilles tendon and stress fractures...

Heel Pain? Seek Expert Care from Your Podiatrist
... Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, occurring when the thick band of tissue (plantar fascia) that connects the heel to the toes becomes irritated and inflamed...

Give Your Feet a Break from Flip Flops
... Problematic Heel Pain It is estimated by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons that about 15 percent of all adult foot injuries involve plantar fasciitis, which is an awful pain caused by the overstretching of a tendon in your heel called the plantar fascia...

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... I have also seen him for plantar fasciitis and a heel spur...

Problems Associated with Flat Foot
...You may develop is plantar fasciitis, which causes pain and inflammation in the ligaments of the foot...

Testimonials
... I have also seen him for plantar fasciitis and a heel spur...

Common Foot and Ankle Problems Among Athletes
...Let’s take a brief look at two of the more serious and most common conditions: plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains...

Remain Active in Sports
... Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis  Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called the plantar fascia, which stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone...

Don’t Let Heel Pain Keep You Down
...   Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition in which a band of tissue in the sole of the foot becomes inflamed, leading to severe heel pain...

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...