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Dr. Wilkes performs a number of different foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries. The duration of disability and success of reconstructive surgery does vary. Dr. Wilkes will help guide you through your reconstructive procedure with as much information as possible. Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery is performed on either an out-patient or in-patient basis,

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The PinPointe Laser provides superior clinical performance proven through years of research and clinical studies. This treatment uses a laser to penetrate the nail to kill the living fungus inside the nail bed. With this technology, you can avoid oral medications that can be harmful, especially to your liver and kidneys.

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Recent Posts by Dr. Wilkes

  • Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Plantar Fasciitis

    To reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis, try these self-care tips: Maintain a healthy weight. This minimizes the stress on your plantar fascia. Choose supportive shoes. Avoid high heels. Buy shoes with a low to moderate heel, good arch support and shock absorbency. Don’t go barefoot, especially on hard surfaces. Don’t wear worn-out athletic shoes. Replace your old athletic shoes before they stop supporting and cushioning your feet. If you’re a runner, buy new shoes after about 500 miles of use. Change your sport. Try a low-impact sport, such as […]
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  • Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

    Most people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative treatments in just a few months. Medications Pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve) may ease the pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis. Therapies Stretching and strengthening exercises or use of specialized devices may provide symptom relief. These include: Physical therapy. A physical therapist can instruct you in a series of exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles, which stabilize your ankle and heel. A therapist may […]
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  • Tests and diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

    During the physical exam, your doctor checks for points of tenderness in your foot. The location of your pain can help determine its cause. Imaging tests Usually no tests are necessary. The diagnosis is made based on the history and physical examination. Occasionally your doctor may suggest an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to make sure your pain isn’t being caused by another problem, such as a stress fracture or a pinched nerve. Sometimes an X-ray shows a spur of bone projecting forward from the heel bone. In the […]
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  • Preparing for your appointment for Plantar Fasciitis

    While you may initially consult your family physician, he or she may refer you to a Podiatrist who specializes in foot disorders or sports medicine. What you can do You may want to write a list that includes: Detailed descriptions of your symptoms Information about medical problems you’ve had Information about the medical problems of your parents or siblings All the medications and dietary supplements you take Questions you want to ask the doctor What to expect from your doctor Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of […]
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  • Complications of Plantar Fasciitis

    Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. If you change the way you walk to minimize plantar fasciitis pain, you might also develop foot, knee, hip or back problems.
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  • Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

    Factors that may increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis include: Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60. Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and dance aerobics — can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis. Faulty foot mechanics. Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can adversely affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and […]
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  • Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

    Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. If tension on that bowstring becomes too great, it can create small tears in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed.
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  • Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or getting up from a seated position. load test website .
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  • What is Plantar Fasciitis?

    Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated […]
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