Steve G. Steffan, DPM
Location and Office HoursCommunity Foot Care Center Inc
116 S Poplar St Ste 5
Vinton, VA 24179
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What causes an ankle sprain?
Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists, rolls, or turns beyond its normal motions. This causes the ankle ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range into an abnormal position. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What is a podiatrist?
Podiatrists are health professionals who diagnose and treat medical and surgical problems and injuries of the feet and ankles, such as corns, warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or hammer toes. They also perform reconstructive surgery.
Podiatrists provide extended care for people who need it, such as those with foot problems caused by diabetes.
Podiatrists must have at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate study and then go to a 4-year college of podiatric medicine. After receiving their podiatry degree, most podiatrists spend another 2 to 4 years in a hospital-based residency program. Podiatrists can be board-certified through the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Certification is not required in every state.
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What causes calcaneal apophysitis?
Most commonly, calcaneal apophysitis is an overuse injury due to stress on the heel bone. The heel’s growth plate is sensitive to repeated pounding on hard surfaces, resulting in muscle strain and inflamed tissue.
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