Dr. Kolodenker specializes in Diabetic Foot and Ankle Wound Care. Foot or Ankle ulcerations and Limb Salvage, preservation.
Please contact Dr. Kolodenker for an appointment 949-651-1203
A foot ulceration forms when there is increased pressure on a body part.
Once the pressure is relieved, the body will naturally close the wound.
There are ways to speed up ulceration healing.
Increasing blood flow, local wound care, grafting, correct shoes, surgical intervention are all ways to speed up ulceration closure.
Full Symptoms List
Ankle Replacement Surgery
A great option for arthritis in the ankle. Usually patients with arthritis are thinking about an ankle fusion or a replacement.
Arthritis of a joint is when the normal cartilage has broken down and bone is rubbing on bone. This creates pain and inflammation.
Acute inflammation of the achilles tendon. Pain is usually on the back of the heel or ankle.
Chronic injury to the achilles tendon. This results in thickening of the tendon around the insertion.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Basketball and soccer injuries are the most common reason to rupture the achilles. Can happen during any running or jumping activity.
By itself, there is no need to treat. Painful flatfoot should be treated.
The bones inside of the ankle joint are broken. Depending on the fracture type, surgery might be needed.
The most common sports injury. Sprains can be mild or severe.
Placement of a camera inside of a joint with small incisions. Usually in the ankle.
Bump on the big toe joint. Mostly a genetic deformity.
Thickening of skin due to pressure or irritation.
Implant used to treat arthritis in the big toe joint.
A foot with a higher arch. Treatment needed if there is pain.
Irritation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone. Seen usually in kids that do lots of running.
Break in the heel bone. Usually due to a fall.
Usually seen in patients with diabetes. The joints and ligaments give out and the foot collapses.
Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
This can be due to a tendon injury or ligament injury.
Chronic Lateral Ankle Stability
Chronic ankle sprains will cause this. When physical therapy fails, surgery is a good option.
A deformity seen at birth. Early stretching and casting is key.
An abnormal growing of bones that should typically be separated.
Much like a callous. Forms from high pressure.
Needs extra attention due to higher risk of infection. A Podiatrist is the best option to treat any diabetic foot problems.
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
A common injury after ankle sprains. Displacement will determine the need for surgery.
There are many bones in the foot and any of them can break. A Podiatrist is best for any foot injury.
So many causes of foot pain. Going to see a good Podiatrist will get you back on your feet faster.
Foot fungus can lead to athlete’s foot infection.
A benign growth. Usually seen around joints or tendons.
When uric acid leaks out of joints and creates intense pain.
Extra growth of bone on the back of the calcaneus.
Hallux Limitus Rigidus
Arthritis of the big toe joint. Can be genetic or seen decades after an injury. Most patients do not remember the injury.
Contracture of tendons of the toes. This causes toe deformities.
One of the worst injuries of the foot. Usually due to a fall.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain. Good shoes and stretching will be needed to cure.
When the corners of the nails or back of nail digs in the skin. This can cause an infection. Removing the ingrown is the best treatment option.
Internal hip rotation is the most common reason for intoeing. Monitoring and/or PT is advised.
Laser Toe Nail Fungus
Use of a laser to get rid of fungal nails. Safe and effective.
A frequently missed injury. An MRI is needed to rule out.
Pain on the metatarsals. Due to increased pressure on the ball of the foot.
Nerve enlargement. Usually due to shoes that are too narrow.
Loss of normal sensation in the nerves.
A fracture and an open wound together. The open wound connects to the fracture.
Custom orthotics are used to help with alignment and decrease pain.
Cartilage injury. Usually seen in the talus bone.
Monitoring is typically advised. Rarely is treatment suggested.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Poor blood flow. Usually arterial in nature. Can sometime be venous.
The lateral ankle tendons become irritated.
The most common foot injury. Good shoes and stretches is key. Early treatment is very important. We have lots of information to cure plantar fasciitis on this website.
A viral infection of the skin. Very common around swimming pools.
Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP
Spun down, concentrated healing cells. These are injected in areas of arthritis, tendinitis, inflammation.
Multiple digits. Usually fixed when the patient is at least 6 years old.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Very similar to shin splints. Pain a the tendon from an over pronated foot.
An autoimmune disease that will result in pain and deformity. Not all patients with RA will develop deformities.
When tissue does not heal up as well as possible. Silicone is good to decrease scars. Cortisone injections are sometimes needed.
A very stubborn injury. Offloading is key. Custom orthotics, walking boot, cast.
Calcaneal apophysitis. Irritation of the growth plate on the back of the heel.
Smelly (Malodorous) Feet
Usually seen in patients that sweat a lot.
Occur from overuse and bad shoes.
A bunion on the outside of the foot. Also knows as a bunionette.
Fracture of the talus bone. Usually due to high impact. High risk of AVN.
Very common injury. The little toe is constantly injured on furniture. Compression bandage or buddy tape is advised.
Ablation treatment for stubborn tendon injuries.
Hyperextension of the big toe joint. Common in football. Strain of the ligaments.
Viral infection in the skin. Very common in areas where people are bare foot together.
Last Updated 05-05-2022