Palmetto Podiatry Associates, LLC
Dr. Joseph J. Moran, FACFAS
Board Certified in Foot Surgery
Commonly Used Podiatry Terms:
ARCH: FORMED BY BONES AND HELD IN PLACE BY MUSCLES, TENDONS, AND LIGAMENTS
BUNION: THIS IS MOST OFTEN DESCRIBED AS A "BONE BUMP" & USUALLY OCCURS NEARS THE JOINT OF THE BIG TOE
CALCANEUS: ALSO KNOWN AS THE "HEEL BONE"
CALLOUS: EXCESS BUILDUP OF HARD SKIN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT
CORN: EXCESS BUILDUP OF HARD SKIN ON THE TOES
HAMMERTOE: THIS OCCURS WHEN ONE OR MORE TOES BENDS OR CURLS ABNORMALLY
JOINT: THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE TWO BONES MEET
LIGAMENTS: BANDS OF FLEXIBLE TISSUE THAT CONNECT BONE TO BONE
METATARSALS: THIS WORD REFERS TO THE FIVE BONES LOCATED BETWEEN THE TOES AND THE ARCH OF THE FOOT
NERVES: STRUCTURES THAT PROVIDE SENSATION
NEUROMA: IMFLAMED NERVE
PHALANGES: ALSO KNOWN AS "TOE BONES"
PLANTAR FASCIA: BAND OF TISSUE THAT SUPPORTS THE ARCH
TARSALS: THIS TERM REFERS TO A GROUP OF SEVEN BONES WHICH MAKE UP THE MIDFOOT AND HEEL
TENDONS: FIBROUS TISSUE, ARRANGED LIKE CORDS, THAT CONNECT MUSCLE TO BONE
Achilies Tendonitis ~ Arthritis ~ Blisters ~ Bunions ~ Cellulitis ~ Dermatitis ~ Diabetes ~ Edema ~ Exostosis ~ Flat Feet ~ Fractures ~ Fungus ~ Gout ~ Hammertoe ~ Heel Spur ~ Ingrown Toenail(s) ~ Morton's Neuroma ~ Peripheral Neuropathy ~ Planter Fasciitis ~ Post-Tibial Tendonitis ~ Soft Tissue Mass ~ Sprains/Strains ~ Ulcers (foot, toe) ~ Verruca ~ Warts
We carry a full line of 3/4 length and full length orthotics at both locations. We also offer the option of custom molded orthotics to fit your specific needs. In addition to orthotics, we offer a wide selection of durable medical equipment on site. A member of our team will be happy to assist you with these items and will also check insurance coverage for these products as a courtesy to you!
For your convenience, we offer onsite x-ray and ultrasound in our downtown office. Onsite ultrasound is also available in our Irmo location.
Common Conditions Podiatrist Treat:
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