Plantar Fibroma What You Need to Know

September 23, 2022

A plantar fibroma is a benign, noncancerous nodule that grows in the arch of your foot. It develops in the plantar fascia, the thick, fibrous tissue at the bottom of your foot. This tissue covers the area from your heel to your toes and stabilizes your foot arch. The exact cause of plantar fibromas is unknown but many experts believe Read More

Exercises for Increased Bone Strength

January 12, 2022

An estimated 10 million people in the United States have developed osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by chronic bone loss that leads to weak bones that fracture easily. Fractures of the spine, hip, and wrist are the most common. With the right steps and effective care, it’s possible to boost your bone health and lower your fracture risk. 5 BEST EXERCISES Read More

Ronald D. Troxell, DPM Performs the First 4-D Minimal-Incision DynaBunion™ Surgery in Tampa Bay

January 19, 2021

Bay Area Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to announce that Ronald D. Troxell, DPM has performed the first 4-D minimal-incision DynaBunion™ Surgery in the Tampa Bay Area. The 4-D minimal-incision Lapidus System for surgical bunion repair enables surgeons to restore normal foot anatomy by realigning the bones in four different dimensions through smaller incisions. “Patients can look forward to less pain Read More

What is a Podiatrist?

August 30, 2020

“But that’s what podiatrists do. They deal in fungus. They’re knee-deep in fungus. This guy knows fungus.” This quote may sound familiar if you are a fan of Seinfeld… And yes, it is true. A podiatrist is your go-to doctor for fungal toenails and athlete’s foot. But today’s podiatrist can offer so much more. A podiatrist specializes in all aspects Read More

Strategies For Beating Heel Pain: Guide To Overcoming Plantar Fasciitis

August 24, 2020

Heel pain is one of the most common chief complaints seen in a foot and ankle specialists’ office daily. Its most widespread cause is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the wide band of tissue called the plantar fascia located deep in the sole of your foot. This band runs from your heel bone towards the ball of the Read More

Save Your Feet and Do the Sting Ray Shuffle

June 3, 2020

Stingrays can be found swimming in the warm shallow water at every beach in Florida, they are very shy and not aggressive. Injuries from stingrays occur when the stingray gets frightened from a person unexpectedly stepping on them.  When stepped on, they will whip their long thin barbed tail into your foot or ankle leaving behind traces of venomous toxins. Read More