Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Summer is upon us, which means more people heading outdoors for recreational activities. A common problem new runners or joggers may encounter includes a subungal hematoma. Subungal hematoma, or ‘runner’s toe’ refers to a painful condition caused by an accumulation of blood (hematoma) underneath the toenail. Hematomas may develop after acute or repetitive trauma to […] The post What is a Subungual...

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  • Ankle arthritis is a painful gradual process that can make daily physical activities difficult since the ankle joint provides much of the support and motion stability needed for standing, walking, and running. Arthritis commonly occurs in the ankle joint after a post-traumatic injury, but can it also occur from the gradual wear and tear of […] The post Pain and Stiffness in Your Ankle Joint appear...

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  • Having an accessory navicular bone, also known as a Kidner foot, is a type of enlarged or extra bone located on the navicular tuberosity of the inner midfoot. An accessory bone is generally asymptomatic in the beginning but can often cause pain and difficulty fitting into a shoe especially when the bony prominence rubs against […] The post Kidner Foot – An Enlarged Bone on Your Inner Midfoot appea...

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  • A dancer’s fracture, also known as an avulsion fracture, is a break off the base of the 5thmetatarsal bone, which is the long bone of the midfoot that attaches to the 5th (little) toe. This type of fracture occurs due to an inverting and twisting injury of the ankle and foot causing a small break […] The post Dancer’s Fracture appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Ankle sprains are one of the most common sport injuries but can occur in people of all ages. Ankle sprain injuries can also occur from simply losing your balance and/or taking a wrong step on an uneven surface. The cause of an ankle sprain is an abnormal twisting or rolling of the ankle joint usually […] The post Got a Sprained Ankle? appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Plantar warts are small rough skin growth caused by a viral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, which is the most common viral infection of the skin. Walking barefoot is a risk factor since the virus enters the skin often on the heels or soles of the feet through thin breaks or cuts on the feet. They […] The post Treating Plantar Warts appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Unlike obvious acute injuries, stress fractures have a more insidious and subtle onset. Stress fractures are small hairline cracks cause by microtrauma from overuse or repetitive normal cyclic loading on the bone. Some risk factors are a change or increase in physical activity, and even a change in shoe gear can contribute to a stress […] The post Stress Fractures in the Foot appeared first on Col...

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  • A Ganglion Cyst is a benign growth that arises from a herniated dense connective tissue from tendon sheaths or joint capsules. The cyst is a synovial sac filled with gelatinous fluid and is the most common benign soft tissue mass to occur in the foot, often on the top of the foot. The exact cause […] The post What’s This Round Lump on My Foot? appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Tailor’s bunion, also known as a bunionette, is a bony prominence or bump on the base of the little fifth toe bone that can be painful and be difficult fitting into shoes. These little bunions are historically called tailor’s bunion due to the fact that in the past they often happened in tailors who sat […] The post What is a Tailor’s Bunion? appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Capsulitis involves chronic inflammation of the ligaments around the base of the toe joint which composes of the metatarsal phalangeal joint capsule. Capsulitis can occur in any toe joints but most commonly affects the second toe. When the chronic inflammation is not treated, the ligaments over time can weaken causing dislocation of the toe. This […] The post Second Toe Crossing Over the Big Toe? ...

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  • An ingrown toenail is a very common nail condition that causes pain, swelling, and warmth at the nail border. As the nail continues to grow into the skin, bacteria can get into the skin and lead to a soft tissue toenail infection called paronychia that results in redness, pus, and a bad odor. Once paronychia […] The post Painful Curved Toenails Growing Into the Skin appeared first on Columbus Podi...

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  • Osteochondritis dessicans or osteochondral defect (OCD) is a lesion injury of the talus bone in which the overlying cartilage is damage. There is also increase microtrauma to the talus leading to an increase risk of arthritis in the ankle. The lack of vasculature in the cartilage further separates the cartilage and subchondral bone from the […] The post Osteochondritis Dessicans: Ankle Stiffness a...

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Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Haglund’s deformity, often called pump bump, is a painful bony prominence and bursitis located on the lateral posterior superior aspect of the calcaneus bone above the Achilles tendon insertion. This condition also leads to a retrocalcaneal bursitis in which a painful bursa develops in between the Achilles and superior posterior calcaneus. With a bony prominence, […] The post Pump Bump Pain appear...

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  • Gout most commonly occurs in the big toe joint and is a type of metabolic and arthritic disorder in which there are elevated uric acid crystals within the joint. Uric acid is a byproduct of purines that are a part of many foods we eat, which explains why diet plays an important role in gout […] The post Red, Hot, Swollen Painful Big Toe? appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Insertional Achilles tendinosis is when micro trauma or tears occur on the Achilles tendon from repetitive overload stress. Over time this can also lead to Achilles tendon inflammation especially where it inserts into the heel bone called the calcaneus. This is an acute or chronic condition that is associated with pain and swelling at the […] The post Pain in the Back of the Heel or Ankle appeared...

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  • After an ankle sprain or repetitive strain on the ankle joint, lingering pain localized in the front and outside part near the ankle could be a condition called Sinus Tarsi Syndrome. This is an acute or chronic painful condition on the lateral aspect of the sinus tarsi, which is a small tunnel sitting between the […] The post Sinus Tarsi Syndrome: Pain Near the Outside of Your Ankle appeared first...

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  • Unlike athlete’s foot, a fungal infection of the foot, the soggy nature of feet in shoes can also foster a stinky bacteria infection called erythrasma. The bacterium that grows in this environment is called Corynebacterium minutissimum. This bacteria is part of the normal skin flora but under the right moist condition, it can proliferate leading […] The post Stinky Feet Series: Got itchy scaly red...

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Posterior Tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a painful and progressive condition where there is an inflammation or rupture in a major tendon called the posterior tibial tendon. This tendon functions to support the arch of the foot and overtime, PTTD causes the foot to flatten. Most often PTTD occurs from overusing the tendon through physical […] The post Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)...

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  • Morton’s neuroma is a painful benign fibrotic enlargement and swelling of the 3rd common digital nerve in the foot often as a result of nerve compression or micro-trauma. This entrapment syndrome is more common in females possibly due to certain shoe gear with high heels and a small toe box. When walking, especially in these […] The post Morton’s Neuroma appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surge...

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful foot condition that is similar to the hand condition of carpal tunnel syndrome in that the pain occurs through a nerve entrapment. In the case of tarsal tunnel syndrome, the nerve being compressed is one of the major nerves in the foot called the posterior tibial nerve. This nerve […] The post Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful chronic condition in the lower extremity lasting more than six months that occasionally occurs after an injury. Although the cause of CRPS is often unknown, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of CRPS as the treatment is most effective when started early. The following […] The post Chronic Severe Pain After an Injury? appeared firs...

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Osteochondritis dessicans or osteochondral defect (OCD) is a lesion injury of the talus bone in which the overlying cartilage is damage. There is also increase microtrauma to the talus leading to an increase risk of arthritis in the ankle. The lack of vasculature in the cartilage further separates the cartilage and subchondral bone from the […] The post Osteochondritis Dessicans: Ankle Stiffness a...

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Haglund’s deformity, often called pump bump, is a painful bony prominence and bursitis located on the lateral posterior superior aspect of the calcaneus bone above the Achilles tendon insertion. This condition also leads to a retrocalcaneal bursitis in which a painful bursa develops in between the Achilles and superior posterior calcaneus. With a bony prominence, […] The post Pump Bump Pain appear...

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Gout most commonly occurs in the big toe joint and is a type of metabolic and arthritic disorder in which there are elevated uric acid crystals within the joint. Uric acid is a byproduct of purines that are a part of many foods we eat, which explains why diet plays an important role in gout […] The post Red, Hot, Swollen Painful Big Toe? appeared first on Columbus Podiatry & Surgery.

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  • Patient has had warts for 7 years. She had been seen by a few physicians for treatment of warts, prior to seeking help from the podiatrists at Columbus Podiatry & Surgery. She is happy with the results and the excellent care she received from Dr. Animesh (Andy) Bhatia. Columbus Podiatry & Surgery is located on the North side of Columbus, Ohio in between Worthington, Westerville and Powell.

Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
Columbus Podiatry & Surgery, Inc.
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  • Patient was suffering from excruciating pain in toe caused by an ingrown toenail. She sought treatment from Dr. Animesh (Andy) Bhatia who is a podiatrist in Columbus. He performed a permanent removal of her toenail and she has experienced little to no pain in since the procedure. Columbus Podiatry & Surgery is located on the North side of Columbus, Ohio in between Worthington, Westerville and Pow...

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