Many common foot complaints like heel pain, arch pain, and ball of foot pain can be attributed to faulty foot mechanics. What this means is that even a tiny flaw in the complex arrangement of 26 bones, 33 joints, and intricate framework of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up each of the feet can cause issues such as gait abnormalities, foot instability, and areas of atypical or excessive pressure. Over time this can lead to foot pain and dysfunction including problems such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendon problems and flat feet. Faulty foot mechanics can also lead to uncomfortable symptoms in other parts of the body including the knees, hips and back.
Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Learn more about how we can help you today!
One of Dr. Taub's modalities is multiple different foot and ankle strappings to allow these conditions to health quickly.
Dr. Taub uses many different modalities to try to reduce chronic ankle and lower leg pain.
Dr. Taub is a Diplomate in wound care. He has been providing effective wound care for over 24 years utilizing numerous different wound products including laboratory produced skin grafts that can be implanted in the office for non-responsive wounds. Your wound is evaluated and treated every visit by Dr. Taub not ancillary personnel.
Fracture care is customized to the age, ability and needs of the patient. We have a full array of braces, surgical shoes, soft costs and below knee walking casts.
Dr. Taub emphasizes education and prevention of diabetes related foot problems. He provides his patients with informational sheets for their keeping and review. He stresses to his patients to check their feet regularly and if they have concerns to get into the office immediately.
Our office offers a wide range of treatments for skin conditions from treatment of athlete's foot to diagnosis, treatment of skin cancer, and skin conditions of the lower extremities.
Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. There are many ways to treat an ingrown toenail, Dr. Taub can discuss your treatment options with you, so you can pick the right treatment for you.
Geriatric patients make up a healthy contingent of our patients. As with all patients, our office emphasizes conservative non-surgical care.
Dr. Taub, being a runner, former triathlete and weekend recreational athlete, understands the needs of athletes of all abilities. It is his goal to offer innovative treatment to either keep the athlete at their sport or get them back to their sport as soon as possible.
Neuromas is a benign swelling of a nerve usually between the third and fourth toe called Morton’s Neuroma. Our office offers three different types of injections to try to resolve this problem non surgically. Surgery is used only as a last resort.
Metatarsalgia means pain in the ball of the foot.
These painful lesions can easily be relieved by the painless trimming of these corns and calluses.
Unfortunately senior citizens are at greater risk of falling and this can cause serious injuries such as a broken hip. Our office offers specialized appliances that fit in a shoe and reduce the risk of falling.
This painful condition can be relieved with injection therapy, custom orthotics, or oral anti-inflammatory and surgical intervention is used only as a last resort.
Dr. Taub is well versed in using all different types of antibiotics to resolve foot and ankle infections.
Gout is a very painful condition. The most common site is the big toe joint, but can affect any joint of the body. This condition can be effectively be treated by injection therapy and/or oral medications such as anti-inflammatories.
The laser is a treatment for nail fungus and is a safe in-office procedure which can restore the normal appearance of your nails. The laser is non-invasive with little to no pain during treatment. The patient can resume normal activity immediately after treatment.
Bunions and hammertoes can be tried both conservatively and surgically. It all depends what Dr. Taub and the patient wants to accomplish
Painful flat feet can effectively be treated with biomechanical custom orthotics and appropriate shoes.
Warts are a viral condition that can be treated with either topical wart medication or surgical excision. The decision of what treatment to perform is done by the patient after the patient is educated about both options.
Your heel not only supports the weight of your body, but it also absorbs the impact each time your foot hits the ground and helps to spring you forward with every step you take. Although your heel can handle heavy loads, too much stress can lead to problems.