Richard T. Koenigsberg, D.P.M.
(408) 735-8592


Michael M. Amirkiai, D.P.M.
(408) 245-3230

General Foot Health Brochures

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Today's Podiatrist
Today’s podiatrists are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), also known as podiatric physicians and surgeons, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and structures of the leg.

APMA 2009 Walking Guide (PDF)
The Walking Guide is a great resource for you and your patients on the benefits of walking.

Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. More information is available from the Arthritis Foundation.

Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes.

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.

Children's Feet (PDF)
Information on healthy feet for your child.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States. Additional information is available from the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetic Wound Care
Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. Additional information is available from the American Diabetes Association.

Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician.

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems.

Forefoot Surgery
Many foot problems do not respond to "conservative" management. Your podiatric physician can determine when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.

General Foot Health
Information on general foot health.

High Blood Pressure
It's important to let your podiatrist know about high blood pressure.

Heel Pain
Heel pain has many causes. it is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight.

Nail Problems
Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases.

A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a "pinched nerve" or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) (PDF)
PAD is short for peripheral arterial disease. PAD is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the arteries in the legs when fatty deposits called plaque build up.

Podiatric Medicine
Podiatric medicine is the profession that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle.

Rearfoot Surgery
Many conditions can affect the back portion of the foot and ankle. Fortunately, many of these problems can be resolved through conservative treatments. However when pain persists or deformity occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle.

Skin Cancers of the Feet (PDF)
We often view the sun's harmful rays as the primary cause of skin cancer, but this does not hold true of cancers that arise on the skin of the feet. A podiatrist's knowledge and training is of extreme importance for patients for the early detection of both benign and malignant skin tumors.

For a healthier, happier lifestyle, try walking--the most popular form of exercise.

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions.

Beauty and Your Feet

Latest Information About Beauty and Your Feet:

All sites below are accessible on the APMA web site.

Sandal Scandal (PDF)

Shoe Hollywood Stories - Celebrity Shoes (PDF)
A Look at Hollywood's Elite Feet

Shoe Hollywood Stories - Give Your Feet Star Treatment (PDF)
15 Steps to Fabulous Summer Feet

Shoe Hollywood Stories - Personal Toe Training (PDF)
Exercise and Massage Tips for Keeping Feet Healthy and Strong

Shoe Hollywood Stories - Profiles (PDF)
Five Women Share Their Foot Health Stories

Shoe Hollywood Stories - Starting Your Child Off on the Right Foot (PDF)
Top Ten Tips for Treating Children's Feet

Shoe Hollywood Stories - The Sole Scoop (PDF)
Top Foot Docs Reveal Answers to Common Questions

Walking and Your Feet

Latest Information About Walking and Your Feet:

All sites below accessible at the APMA web site.

APMA 2009 Walking Guide (PDF)
The Walking Guide is a great resource for you and your patients on the benefits of walking.

Alternatives to Walking (PDF)

Stretches for Exercise Walkers (PDF)

Walking Tips for Seniors

Diabetes Foot Health Information

Latest Information About Diabetes Foot Health Information:

All sites below accessible at the APMA web site.

Knock Your Socks Off! Checklist
A list of do's and don'ts to keep your feet fit for life

Knock Your Socks Off! Frequently Asked Questions
A list of commonly asked questions about diabetes and foot care

Knock Your Socks Off! Foot Facts
Statistics and facts about diabetes and the feet

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Michael M. Amirkiai, D.P.M.
(408) 245-3230

Richard T. Koenigsberg, D.P.M.
(408) 735-8592