Scott Kilberg DPM

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Wart or Callus: Which One Do I Have?

25th July 2011
It is common to have hard areas of skin on the bottom of the foot that can be painful with the pressure exerted by standing and walking. However, many people are often confused by whether the hard area is simply a callus, or whether it is a wart. While it... Read >

The Cause, Symptoms, and Treatment of the Tailor's Bunion

12th January 2011
Bunions are a well known and much reviled foot deformity involving a prominent big toe joint. The issues regarding pain in shoes and pressure on the prominent big toe joint are generally understood by the general public, and many people seek wider shoes o... Read >

Dark Color Changes To Toenails: Potential Causes and Treatment

11th January 2011
Dark-colored streaks in toenails are common in the United States, especially amongst people with darker skin toes, particularly in African-Americans. For the most part, these streaks usually represent non-serious conditions. However, especially in fair-sk... Read >

Hammertoe Surgery: Why and How Hammertoes Are Corrected

06th December 2010
Hammertoes are perhaps the most common foot deformity one can develop over a lifetime. In this condition, the toes (except the big toe) will slowly begin to contract upward, at one or both joints in the toe. This can lead to painful corns, and to pain wit... Read >

The Curly Toe: Causes and Treatment

21st June 2010
Of the many conditions which result in a change in the shape or position of the toes, the curly toe stands out as a more unique deformity that is treated in a somewhat different manner than a standard toe deformity (like a hammertoe). This article will di... Read >

A Lump In the Sole of the Foot: Plantar Fibromas Explained

19th April 2010
Anytime one feels a lump in the body, mental alarm bells ring out with fears of cancer. This natural reaction is fairly universal for most people. When the lump is felt in the bottom of the foot, where it can cause pain with every step, the fear can be ev... Read >

Extra Bones In The Human Foot: A Common Finding

17th December 2009
Extra foot bones? The truth is, some people do have extra bones in their feet. Most of the time, one would never notice that they had these extra bones present in their feet. Usually smaller than an almond and well hidden in the depth of the foot, thes... Read >

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes Of and Treatment For This Common Foot Condition

23rd November 2009
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a common foot condition that can be quite disabling. Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists, this painful disease can cause numbness, burning, tingling, and shooting pain to the bottom of the foot and heel. Pain is felt ... Read >

Toe Fractures: Options To Treat and Heal Them (Yes, Toe Fractures Do Need To Be Treated)

16th July 2009
Toe fractures are very common, and often are an under treated medical condition. Conventional wisdom states that they cannot be treated, and fractured toes are often left alone. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to significant problems down the road,... Read >

Pain At The Back Of Your Heel: A Guide To Treatment And Relief

17th April 2009
Pain behind the heel is incredibly common, and most people experience this at some point in their lives. The back of the heel is incredibly important, as this is where the leg turns into the foot, and motion at the leg has to transfer ninety degrees to be... Read >