Anthony Rosales, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services or visit footphysicians.com for information on dozens of other foot and ankle conditions.
Dr. Rosales specializes in diagnosing and treating pain and injuries associated with sports and fitness activities such as running, fitness walking, dance, gymnastics, soccer, and aerobics, to name a few. A primary focus of sports medicine is the rapid recovery of patients, since many are involved in competition. This drives many innovations in the field. The function of sports Podiatry is not only curative and rehabilitative, but preventive as well.
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Diabetes & Foot Health
Diabetes can cause two conditions that can lead to unhealthy feet. Neuropathy is nerve damage of the foot causing numbness and loss of sensation. This loss of sensation makes it difficult for the patient to distinguish between hot and cold or to realize that the foot has been cut or bruised. Ulcers, cuts, scrapes, burns and other trauma to the foot can go unnoticed until it is too late to avoid serious problems, such as infection or gangrene.
Diabetes is also linked to atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" that can slow down the circulation in the legs.
In addition, the high blood sugar levels of diabetes hamper the work of white blood cells which fight infection in the body. This can compound any foot problems because the body's defenses may be unable to prevent the development of cellulitis (infection of the skin), abscesses (infection of the soft tissue under the skin), or osteomyelitis (infection in the bones). This can result in foot ulcers that won't heal, gangrene and even amputations.
Podiatrists can help patients monitor their feet and begin early, conservative treatment to reduce or delay these serious results.
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Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
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