Dr. Danciger offers a wide variety of articles covering all types of foot and ankle conditions.

Search our Article Library for answers to questions you may have about your feet. Dr. Danciger adds articles regularly so that patients can have the latest and most relevant information. 

Understanding the different kinds of problems with your feet is the best way to prevent and treat them. Patients make the best decisions when they are fully informed. The Article Library is an excellent learning tool for understanding all kinds of foot conditions, injuries, diseases, and deformities. It's also a great resource for answers to common questions like, "Is toenail fungus contagious?", "Should I be concerned about swollen feet?", or  "How can I prevent ingrown toenails?"

Not only can you find valuable information in our patient library, but we also provide excellent information on our blogs every week. By following us on twitter or checking out our facebook page, you can also follow links to interesting foot-related issues and see what others are saying about feet.

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  • Achilles Tendonitis The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the entire body, but it's also the one with the most problems. Dr. Danciger of Palm Desert offers some advice.
  • Ankle Sprain Ankle sprains don't seem to be serious most of the time, but if the swelling persists and the foot is tender, you're going to want a podiatrist to look at it.
  • Arthritis Having arthritis in your feet can make daily life unbearable. Range of motion is limited, joints are painful and stiff, and life isn’t as easy as it used to be.
  • Capsulitis Pain in the forefront of the foot and toes is oftentimes capsulitis, a condition related to the inflammation of ligaments. It can often result from overuse.
  • Corns and Calluses Most people experience a corn or a callus at some point in life, but they aren't sure how they're supposed to treat it. Never shave off or cut a corn or callus.
  • Diabetic Foot Care Information Proper foot care is vital to those afflicted with Diabetes. Dr. Danciger provides excellent care and information for diabetic patients and their foot health.
  • Foot Fractures Fractures are damages to the bone that are almost breaks, but not quite. There are different types of fractures including Lisfranc, toe fracture, and more.
  • Ganglion Cysts A ganglion cyst is a non-cancerous tumor or soft tissue mass filled with thick fluid. Treatments can vary from braces, splints, modified footwear, or surgery.
  • Gout Gout is a form of arthritis. Its symptoms include swelling, redness, stiff joints, tenderness, feeling like your foot is on fire, and sudden attacks of pain.
  • Haglund's Deformity Haglund's deformity is often characterized by pain on the back of the heel in addition to a noticeable bump. You may also experience Achilles tendon irritation.
  • Hallux Rigidus/Limitus Also known as "stiff big toe joint," Hallux Rigidus/Limitus causes pain and stiffness in the big toe joint. Dr. Danciger offers knowledge and treatment options.
  • Hammertoes A hammertoe is a deformity that affects the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th toe. The toe becomes bent at the joint, resembling a hammer. They can be caused by tight shoes.
  • Heel Fissures Heel fissures are the deep skin cracks in the heel often resulting from dry skin. They can become deep and painful. For diabetics, they can become dangerous.
  • Ingrown Toenails The most common cause of ingrown toenails is improper trimming of the toenails. When the nails are cut too short the nail grows downwards and into the skin.
  • Nail Fungus You may first notice a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. The spot under the tip of your toenail is an indicator of a fungus infection.
  • Neuroma A neuroma is a condition resulting from thickening nerve tissue. Anything that irritates a nerve can result in a neuroma leaving anyone causing that at risk.
  • Plantar Fasciitis-Fasciosis A common symptom includes stabbing pain with your first steps in the morning. Usually, the pain from plantar fasciitis decreases when you are moving around.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Flat Feet) Many people with flat feet do not experience pain or other problems. When pain in the foot, ankle, or lower leg does occur, the feet should be evaluated.
  • Sesamoiditis Dull, persistent pain in the bottom of the foot or under the big toe, restricted movement of big toe, or tenderness in the ball of your foot.
  • Sever's Disease While the word “disease” may sound scary, this condition is actually a fairly common heel injury among children and adolescents say Dr. Harvey Danciger.