If you sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot, you may have a condition called Morton's neuroma. A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton's neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes.
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
Heel pain is the most common foot and ankle problem patients experience. Although there are many causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is by far the most common. Other heel disorders include stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, bone cysts and other tumors, and growth plate inflammation in children (Sever’s Disease).
A bunion is one problem that can develop due to hallux valgus, a foot deformity. The term "hallux valgus" is Latin and means a turning outward (valgus) of the big toe (hallux). The bone which joins the big toe, the first metatarsal, becomes prominent on the inner border of the foot. This bump is the bunion and is made up of bone and soft tissue.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
For the past 20 years since completing my fellowship, I have dedicated myself to the art and science of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. It is now, with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce the opening of my new office, Savannah Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle, located at 6715 Forest Park Drive between Eisenhower Drive and Stephenson Avenue. Conveniently situated in the heart of the Savannah medical community, our new building with its quiet neighborhood setting provides an ideal environment for the practice of advanced foot and ankle medicine and surgery. Each patient will be treated as an individual and every effort will be made to achieve the best possible outcome. I treat the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders in both children and adults, with a special focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches which allow patients to return as quickly as possible to their activities of daily living.
My friendly, talented staff and I will endeavor to provide that extra special touch your patients will appreciate. Our office offers a contemporary, yet comfortable atmosphere, reminiscent of a bygone era.
I thank you for your confidence and support. In the words of Francis Peabody in his classic article, “the secret of the care of the patients is in caring for the patients.” In this spirit, I pledge my best for your patients.
With best regards,
Steven L. Shapiro, M.D.
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