Frequently Asked Questions
What is the basic anatomy of the foot?
The foot is divided into three basic sections: the forefoot, the midfoot and the hindfoot. There are 26 bones, 2 sesamoids and nearly 20 joints in the foot.
What is involved in a physical foot exam?
A physical foot exam includes analysis of the foot appearance, movement and position while sitting and standing as well as simple in-office tests.
What are common foot and ankle complaints?
Common issues relating to the foot and ankle are heel pain, forefoot pain, ankle pain, numbness, tingling, burning and ankle swelling.
What are common causes of heel pain?
Heel pain can be on the bottom or on the back of the heel, and can even be a result of nerve entrapments. The most common heel problems are plantar fasciitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Some common posterior heel problems include achilles tendinopathy, stress factures and retrocalcaneal bursitis.
What are common examples of forefoot pain?
Forefoot pain can exist as acute (sharp), traumatic or chronic pain. Common acute foot problems are gout and fractures of the metatarsals. Traumatic foot problems can result from stress fractures and sprains or dislocations. Chronic foot problems can be associated with neuromas, nerve entrapments, toe deformities, mechanical imbalances, or arthritis.
What is a stress fracture?
A stress fracture is a small crack in the tibia, fibula or metatarsals of the foot that results from a change in footwear, change in walking surface or increased intensity or duration of activity. They can be difficult to locate because initial x-rays are often negative.
Insurances we offer:
- Medicaid (no PCN)
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- State Farm
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- United American
- United Healthcare
- University of Utah Health Plans
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**Please note the Medicare Part B Deductible for 2019 is $185.00 out of pocket. After your deductible is met, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount. Please let us know if you have a co-insurance "second insurance", so we can bill the remaining deductible or 20%.**
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