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Foot and Ankle Associates
Foot and Ankle Associates based in Los Gatos, California are committed to helping people maintain active and independent lifestyles. By educating patients and addressing their needs, they are focused on treating and preventing a wide spectrum of foot ailments in people of all ages.

Podiatrists are uniquely trained to treat all foot and ankle disorders. Preparatory education for most Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) consists of 4 years of pre-med undergraduate studies, followed by 4 years of coursework in an accredited podiatric medical school. After this, graduates attend a 2 or 3 year hospital-based residency. They then must sit for a state licensing exam. Podiatrists are well-versed in sports medicine, biomechanics, radiology, dermatology, and surgery relating to the foot and ankle.

Drs. Meltzer, Elardo, and Sheth are an integral part of the healthcare team, working with other medical specialists and primary care physicians, with a common goal of keeping people healthy.
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Services

  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Tendonitis
  • Hammer Toes
  • PVD
  • Flat Feet
  • Corns
  • Children's Feet
  • Ankle & Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Warts
  • Fungal Problems
  • Nail Problems

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FAQ

What type of fungal infections cause ingrown nail?

Fungal infections don’t cause ingrown toe nail. Ingrown toe nails occur due to wearing too tight shoes, cutting toe nails too short or injuring toe nails. It could be due to unusually curved toenails too. The toe nail fungal infections occur when this ingrown toe nails are not attended to and get infected by various fungi. If you are looking for a podiatrist for fungal nail infection treatment in Los Gatos, search online and you will be able to find one.

What is the difference between a podiatrist and a foot and ankle specialist?

Both podiatrist and foot and ankle specialist are different names for the same type of specialists. They look after problems related to the foot and ankle and provide solutions for all kinds of foot ailments. They treat ingrown toenails, calluses, fallen arches, heel spurs and problems related to abuse or injury. They may also employ surgical methods and treat underlying health issues like diabetes, provided they are related to the foot or ankle problem.

What is amniotic stem cell therapy?

Amniotic stem cell therapy is a very safe and effective treatment for tissue regeneration and healing. Amniotic stem cells are obtained from the amniotic fluid as well as the amniotic membrane. Amniotic stem cell therapy is very popular in sport injuries, and pain, related to aging and chronic diseases.

What are the common foot problems around you?

Some common foot problems that arise, especially as we come out of the cold season, are cracked heels, split skin, toenail fungus, etc. This is because of the dryness the cold season gives to our feet. By applying moisturizers regularly and having regular foot soaks, cracked heels and splitting skin can be avoided. Keeping your feet dry can also help prevent feet fungus.

What is the main cause of plantar fasciitis?

Have you experienced pain when you repeatedly walk on a hard surface? Are you an athlete who puts pressure on your foot while running a race? Is the pain stabbing? Are you standing for extended periods? It is advisable to get proper plantar fasciitis treatment as soon as possible after appropriate diagnosis from a specialist doctor.

What is the best treatment for fractures?

A fracture is a break or a crack in a bone. It occurs when force exerted against a bone is stronger than the bone can structurally with stand.  Fractures Treatment includes immobilizing the bone with a plaster cast, or surgically inserting metal rods or plates to hold the bone pieces together. Some complicated fractures may need surgery and surgical traction. In most cases, your cast will be removed after a few weeks, but you must treat your limb with care for at least the next month or so.

A foot laceration occurs when the skin of the feet is cut or punctured due to external trauma. A laceration can be a graze that cuts through the skin superficially or it can be a deep wound that involves the tendons, muscles, ligaments or bones. The kind of treatment that should be given for a foot laceration depends on the cause and severity of the wound. There are different kinds of lacerations.


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Reviews - 3

Denise Levy

During Covid my ingrown toe nail worsened without routine nail salon visits. Dr Stephen An took care of my nail in one visit. Small bandage and wore sandals home . No pain during or after. Dr An is the best and I think retired Dr Meltzer would agree that I am in good hands.

13 April 2021

Tommy Lim

Dr. Stephen An was recommended to me by a good friend. I was very impressed by his professionalism and friendly personality. I would highly recommend Dr. An, especially to someone that appreciates that personal touch.

15 February 2021

Stuart Kuramoto

They got me in quickly for an ingrown toenail and I was out in an hour, great service and the doctor did a great job of explaining everything to me. Highly recommend!!!

04 June 2020

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Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM   -   5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM   -   5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM   -   5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM   -   5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM   -   5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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