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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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  • Conditions treated:
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglions
  • Hammer Toes
  • Neuropathy
  • PVD


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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.

Sever’s disease, or pediatric calcaneal apophysitis, is quite common among adolescent children and causes heel pain. It sounds scary, but Sever’s disease is treatable and won’t cause lasting damage.It manifests as a swelling and irritation on the cartilage that forms the growth plate in the heel. This growth plate is where most of the bone's growth happens. It is weaker than the surrounding cartilage and is more at risk for injury.

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  • 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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