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Foot and Ankle Medical Services

Dr. Bank is one of the leading podiatrist in Orange County. His practice provides a total solution to foot and ankle care. Below is a list of the services he provides for his patients.

Hallux Rigidus

Each day, with every step you take, your big toe bears a tremendous amount of stress—a force equal to about twice your body weight. Most of us don’t realize how much we use our big toe. We tend to take it for granted, unless a problem develops.One problem that afflicts the big toe is called […]

Gout

What is Gout Foot? Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid ( hyperuricemia ). This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines (PURE-EENS) that are found naturally in […]

Diabetes & Your Feet

What is Diabetes Foot? The foot is especially affected by diabetes because: diabetes damages the nerves (damage can occur to the foot and not be detected) – this is called peripheral neuropathy. diabetes also affect the circulation. Poor circulation can affect the ability of the body to heal when damage occurs. those with diabetes are […]

Corns & Calluses

What are Corns & Calluses? Corns and callus are one of the most common problems seen by Podiatrists. They can occur on any part of the foot and vary in symptoms from a mild callus under the foot, to an infected ulcer that can develop under a corn on a toe. Other names for corns […]

Bunions

What is a Bunion? Bunions are a common problem that most people experience as a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe. A bunion, however, is more complicated than simply a bump on the foot. When a patient has a bunion, the big toe angles in towards the other toes, a condition called […]

Ankle Pain

What is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement. Some […]