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Achilles Tendon Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Claw Toe Clubfoot CoolBreeze Melbourne Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Care Flat Feet Q- Clear Laser Treatment  Foot Fractures Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Heel Pain Infections Ingrown Nails Injuries Metatarsalgia MLS Laser Therapy Neuroma Pediatrics Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Total Ankle Replacements Warts Wound Care   Additional Services Include: Casting   Custom Diabetic Shoes Custom  Made Orthotics Dermagraft for Ulcers Diabetic Foot Care & (LEAP) Ulcer Prevention DME Provider for Podiatric Needs Doppler Studies MRI's Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies On-Site Lab  Reconstructive Surgery Ultrasound Walking Boots X-Rays   PATIENT CARE/CONVENIENCE Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being...

Douglas M. Childs, DPM, FACFAS
Primary Specialty:  Podiatric Medicine and Surgery of the Foot and Ankle Degrees:  Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science Doctor Podiatric Medicine Education: Texas A&M University California College of Podiatric Medicine San Francisco, California Residencies: Podiatric Surgical Residency, PSR-24 Florida Hospital East Orlando, Florida Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Special Training: TOPAZ: Radiofrequency Microfasciotomy of Plantar Fasciitis Advanced Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy External Fixation Techniques and Intramedullary Nail Fixation of the Foot & Ankle Hospital Affiliations:  Florida Hospital Apopka Orlando Center for Outpatient Surgery Orlando Health Surgery Center  Professional Affiliations: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons American Podiatric Medical Association Florida Podiatric Medical Association American Board of Podiatric Surgeons President: Central Component of FPMA: 2009 to 2010 Vice President: Central Component of FPMA: 2011 to Present Clinical Office Locations:  Apopka Office  

Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS
    Primary Specialty:  Podiatric Medicine and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Education:  Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Barry University (Miami, Fl) Residency:  Three year surgical residency in Reconstructive Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg Surgery; Florida Hospital East Orlando Certifications:  Diplomate, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery  Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Fellowship Training: External Fixation Fellowship, Russia Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics (Kurgan, Russia) AO International Internal Fixation Fellowship, “Carl Gustav Carus” University Clinic, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery (Dresden, Germany) Specialty Training: Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery Limb Realignment and Deformity Correction Adult and Pediatric Flatfoot Surgery External and Internal Fixation Techniques Diabetic Limb Salvage Shock Wave Therapy for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Publications: Diabetes Watch: Can The Fibula-Pro-Tibia Technique Have An Impact For Diabetic Ankle Fractures...

Heel Pain: You Don’t Have To Live With It
... Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain...

Heel Pain
Overview Commonly know as Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot...

MLS Laser Therapy
... MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats: Tendon and ligament injuries Soft tissue injuries Muscle strains and tears Sore muscles and joints Degenerative joint conditions Neurological pain Chronic non-healing wounds General pain Musculoskeletal disorders Pre and post-surgical treatment Anti-inflammatory applications Specific neurological conditions plantar fasciitis neuropathy diabetic neuropathy tarsal tunnel syndrome neuroma Post-op pain swelling Achilles tendonitis heel spur pain Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy Rapid relief of pain Strong anti-inflammatory effect Timely healing of sprains and strains Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region Rapid resolution of swollen areas Immediate improvement of local blood circulation Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers Disclaimer: The answers provided in our Frequently Asked Questions section are not a substitute for a visit to your health care provider...

Plantar Fasciitis
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Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bone Spurs Bunions Flat Foot Hammertoes Plantar Fasciitis Stress Fractures Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Fungal Nail Heel Fissures Ingrown Toenails   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Diabetes and the Foot Peripheral Neuropathy Wounds and Ulcers   SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail Laser Treatment for Pain Management   WOMEN/CHILDREN/SENIORS & EXERCISE Women’s Feet

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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...

...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...

...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...