Our Services

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.


Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles’ tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon typically at or near its insertion on the back of the heel. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we have several conservative treatment options to help resolve this acute condition.
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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common and unfortunate occurrence of the lower extremity. It is usually caused by abnormal forces placed on the soft tissue structures around the ankle.
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Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form and can affect any joint in the body. It is considered as a “wear and tear” disease because the cartilage in the joint wears down with repeated stress. The body typically reacts by creating excess bone. In the foot and ankle, motion of these joints can be painful. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we offer several conservative, as well as surgical options to help resolve your pain.
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Bunions

Bunions, also referred to as Hallux Abducto Valgus, is one of the most common conditions we see at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists. A bunion is a protrusion of the first metatarsal creating a large bump to the inside of the foot. This bump typically causes a great deal of irritation and pain and usually requires surgery for complete resolution. Please call now for your consultation.
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Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are a thickening of tissue created by the body to help protect against constant rubbing or increased pressure. There are a number of treatment options for corns and calluses based on their location. Please visit us here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists.
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Diabetic Foot Care

At Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we are here to help you navigate the effects of diabetes on the lower extremity. Our goals are to assist in early detection of symptoms related to diabetes. As our patient, we will develop a partnership to keep you healthy and work to avoid infections, ulcerations, and lower extremity amputations. If you have any concerns, please call our office and we will accommodate you for a same-day appointment.
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Drop Foot

Drop foot is a weakening of the anterior muscle group of the lower extremity. This condition causes an inability to raise the foot off the ground during gait making it difficult to walk. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we offer several bracing options to support this condition.
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Flatfoot

Flatfoot or Pes Planus can be a deformity that is caused by a variety of different pathologies that differ based off age and particular patient characteristics. This is a deformity you can be born with or acquire overtime.
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Fractures

There are 52 bones in a pair of feet, and only 206 in the entire human body. These odds make fractures of the feet common. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we will provide you with state-of-the-art x-ray imaging to visualize your fracture and to develop a comprehensive plan to help you get back on your feet. Same day appointments available.
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Hammertoes

Hammertoes is a contracture of the lesser digits and can cause irritation to the skin while wearing shoes. This irritation is typically caused by the excess pressure created with the condition. Depending on the stage of the deformity, conservative treatments may be considered; however, surgical intervention is typically required for complete resolution.
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Heel Pain

Heel pain commonly caused by plantar fasciitis is a condition caused by tightening of the plantar fascia. This often leads to intense pain beneath the heel that is most commonly worse in the morning or after rest.
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High Arches

High arches or Pes Cavus is a condition in which a foot or both feet have a high arch. This is often associated with neurological conditions; however, this may also be an inherited trait.
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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails is an incurvation of the nail which can lead to irritation, pain, and sometimes infection. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we can offer permanent solutions to ingrown toenails.
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Lisfranc Injuries

Lisfranc injuries are the most misdiagnosed injury of the lower extremity. The Lisfranc ligament helps align the forefoot to the midfoot. Injuries typically occur with twisting of the foot, stepping off a curb, or in sporting events. Symptoms include prolonged swelling and pain not relieved with rest.
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Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a term to describe generalized pain to the underside of the forefoot. Many different conditions can contribute to metatarsalgia. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we will provide you with a thorough examination to determine the root cause of your pain. For more information, please read the chapter authored by Dr. Brian Hochman, DPM.
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Neuromas

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. In the foot and ankle, the most common location is at the front of the foot between the third and fourth toes. Common symptoms include burning, tingling, and numbness with increased activity. Conservative options are always utilized first; however, a small number of patients will require surgery.
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On-Site Imaging

At Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we provide the latest technology in X-ray imaging. Our device is fully digital and complies with all of the most stringent regulations.

Peroneal Conditions

The peroneal tendons are located on the outer ankle providing stability and eversion of the foot and ankle. Many times these tendons can be affected when spraining an ankle or in other daily activities. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we offer bracing, alternative and surgical treatment options to help resolve these injuries.
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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is often termed adult acquired flatfoot and tends to be prevalent in women aged 50. PTTD is a condition caused by degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we offer a multitude of conservative treatments to resolve symptoms and to prevent further degeneration of the tendon.
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Sinus Tarsitis

Sinus Tarsitis is an inflammation of the sinus tarsi joint. This can cause pain deep within the foot and restrict motion of the rearfoot. This is usually a painful condition that can be resolved with ease here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists.

Tendon Ruptures

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. In the lower extremity, these structures are vital to the intricate function of the foot and ankle. In the case of a rupture, we can help heal these conditions with conservative measures; however, surgical intervention is often required. Please visit us at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists for a complete evaluation.
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Warts

Plantar warts, also known as Verruca Vulgaris, is a common condition found on the foot and is caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus. Warts on the bottom of the feet differ from the rest of the body because they tend to grow in towards the body. This difference makes them more difficult to treat and many times require the expertise of your local podiatrist. Make your appointment today.
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