If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site
Our office is currently OPEN and accepting new patients. We’re ready to treat the podiatric concerns of our community.

Call today, and book an appointment! (818) 349-8637

Click here for an important statement regarding the Coronavirus.
Monday, 19 October 2020 00:00

Morton’s neuroma is caused by irritation of one or more of the small nerves in the foot, located near the toes. The most frequent symptom of Morton’s neuroma is pain in the ball of the foot that worsens while walking. Other common symptoms include numbness between the toes and a burning sensation. Morton’s neuroma often develops as a result of excessive pressure on the front of the foot, but can also be caused by misalignment of the foot. Sometimes, this condition can have no apparent cause. If you are experiencing the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma, it is stronglysuggested that you visit a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Robert Binder of Robert P. Binder, DPM. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Reseda, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about What is Morton's Neuroma?
Thursday, 15 October 2020 00:00

Your feet are covered most of the day. If you're diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.

Monday, 12 October 2020 00:00

The importance of wearing shoes that fit correctly is understood by many people who enjoy sporting activities. When the shoes that are worn do not fit properly, blisters and injuries to the toes or feet may occur. This can be detrimental in pursuing the chosen hobby or sport. Before purchasing shoes, it is beneficial to try them on, as this ensures that there is adequate room for the toes to move freely. Additionally, a good fitting shoe will have an arch area that is in alignment with your feet. It is best to buy shoes at the end of the day, when the feet are typically at their largest. If you would like more information about how to buy shoes that fit correctly, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist.

It is important to find shoes that fit you properly in order to avoid a variety of different foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Robert Binder from Robert P. Binder, DPM. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

Shoes have many different functions. They cushion our body weight, protect our feet, and allow us to safely play sports. You should always make sure that the shoes you wear fit you properly in order to avoid injuries and deformities such as: bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and more. It is important to note that although a certain pair of shoes might be a great fit for someone else, that doesn’t mean they will be a great fit for you. This is why you should always try on shoes before buying them to make sure they are worth the investment. Typically, shoes need to be replaced ever six months to one year of regular use.

Tips for Proper Shoe Fitting

  • Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot
  • Don’t buy shoes that fit too tight, expecting them to stretch to fit
  • Make sure there is enough space (3/8” to ½”) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up
  • Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right
  • Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe, but by how the shoe fits your foot

The shoes you buy should always feel as good as they look. Shoes that fit properly will last longer, feel better, and improve your way of life each day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Reseda, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about How to Get a Proper Shoe Fit
Monday, 05 October 2020 00:00

Ankle sprains are caused by a strain or tear in the ligaments that support the ankle, and they are one of the most common injuries that occur. Common signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain and swelling at the site of the injury, bruising, limited movement, and a popping sound or sensation. Common risk factors include poor conditioning, not warming up correctly, being overweight, inappropriate footwear, and prior sprains. If you believe that you are suffering from an ankle sprain, it is important to visit a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options include resting and icing the ankle, and in more severe cases, a cast and rehab may be necessary as well.

Ankle sprains are common but need immediate attention. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Robert Binder from Robert P. Binder, DPM. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Reseda, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Ankle Sprains
Connect with us