Foot and Ankle Associates
    
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Foot Conditions
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and treatment.
 
•  Arthritis
•  Bunions
•  Tendonitis
•  Ganglions
•  Hammer Toes
•  Peripheral Neuropathy
•  PVD
•  Flat Feet
•  Corns
•  Neuromas
•  Childs Feet
•  Ankle Sprains
•  Plantar Faciitis
•  Warts
•  Fungal Problems
•  Nail Problems
 
We Treat
Heel Pain
Bunions
Hammer Toes
Fractures
Orthotics
Plantar Fasciitis
Athlete's Foot
Warts
Children's Foot Disorders
Nail Problems
Neuromas
Sports Medicine
General Foot Health
Women's Feet
Walking
Forefoot & Rearfoot Surgery
 
 
Experience Detailed Care and Accurate Diagnosis

Have you noticed that your toes overlap?
Do you have irritation, inflammation and pain in your toes? As a type or form of hammertoes, overlapping toes cause pain, discomfort, irritation that is severe, inflammation and friction. Normally occurring in patients whose 5th toe overlaps, overlapping can cause them to walk with a different gait that is not natural. The doctors of podiatric medicine, Dr. Sheth, Dr. Meltzer and Dr. Elardo at Foot and Ankle Associates in Los Gatos, California offer sound advice, professional care and accurate diagnosis.

Besides affecting walking, overlapping toes can cause calluses, pain and inflammation. As the overlapping toe rubs against the shoe, pain results. Some types of shoes are not manufactured with comfort in mind and this intensifies the discomfort and pain. The doctors
at Foot and Ankle Associates in Los Gatos advise immediate treatment and correct the problem with skill and expertise so that their patients can resume normal activities. Caused by hammertoes that may be developed or genetic, overlapping toes can also be caused by walking in the wrong way, inherited foot structure where the second toe is longer than the first called Morton's Toe, bunions on the big toe that can cramp the second toe, tendons that are stiff and prevent the toes from relaxing in a flat position and narrow shoes that crowd the toes.


For more detailed information on our services visit www.sjfeet.com, www.sanjosepodiatrist.net and www.sjfootandankle.com. You can also contact us by phone: (408) 358-6234 or via email: info@sjfeet.com to schedule an appointment.


Lead an Active Lifestyle

The podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Associates examine the affected foot with detailed care and offer quality treatment to see that their patients lead active lifestyles. The doctors at the clinic in Los Gatos offer conservative treatment where the patients should wear shoes that have broad toe boxes. The podiatrists at the Los Gatos clinic recommend supports with toe combs, gel toe caps and gel toe straighteners. These supports are a means to keeping overlapping toes from rubbing against each other so they do not cause pain, friction or inflammation.

As patients should not ignore the problem of overlapping toes as they can cause breakdown of tissues that can lead to infection, the doctors advise surgery in severe cases. With two types of overlapping toe surgery, the experienced doctors at Foot and Ankle Associates in Los Gatos recommend corrective procedures with the Du Vries Correction and the Butler’s Surgical Correction.
In the Du Vries Correction, the dorsal joint capsule and the medial collateral ligament, EDL, is released where a lateral incision is performed from osteotomy, or a second incision is made in the 4th interspace. The Butler's Surgical Correction involves creation of a dorsal racket incision above the little digit. The podiatrists at the Los Gatos clinic perform a second ‘handle' incision on the plantar aspect of the initial wound so the toe can be moved laterally and plantarly. This facilitates movement where the dorsal capsule and the contracted extensor are released and in some cases the plantar capsule is released through the dorsal capsule. The podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Associates in Los Gatos treat their patients with unique care as each case differs from the other and due care has to be deployed with expertise.

The Podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Associates offer Unique Treatment

For more detailed information on our services visit www.sjfeet.com, www.sanjosepodiatrist.net and www.sjfootandankle.com. You can also contact us by phone: (408) 358-6234 or via email: info@sjfeet.com to schedule an appointment.

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