Larry G. Wells, DPM
Location and Office HoursFoot & Ankle Clinic
361 Worth St
Corry, PA 16407
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
- UPMC Health Plan
- Corry Memorial Hospital
How is hindfoot arthritis diagnosed?
To diagnose hindfoot arthritis, the doctor will examine your foot and may ask you to walk so he or she can observe your gait. X-rays will help reveal any degenerative changes. Additional tests such as MRI may also be called for to help determine any other abnormalities or sources of pain.
What is Achilles paratenonitis?
Achilles paratenonitis is inflammation of the covering of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can cause scarring that restricts the motion of the Achilles tendon. Achilles paratenonitis is caused by overuse or repeated movements and poorly fitted shoes. It is frequently seen in marathon runners.
Symptoms include tenderness, pain and swelling in the Achilles area. Symptoms are usually worse during activity.
Treatment consists of rest, pain relief, stretching exercises and changes in sports techniques and footwear to reduce stress on the tendon.Achilles paratenonitis is also known as Achilles peritendinitis, tenosynovitis or tenovaginitis.
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How can wearing high heels hurt my feet?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredCalluses, corns, ingrown toenails and hammertoes all result from cramming feet into steeply arched, unpadded shoes that force the foot forward. This can also irritate nerves on the ball of the foot, triggering neuromas. Despite the discomfort—or downright agony—many women continue to wear high heels and other painful shoes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Unfortunately, once the feet go, so does physical activity. Can you guess what's right behind (or about to be on your behind)? That's right: weight gain.
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