Latest Information About General Foot Health

  • Arthritis
    Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders.
  • Athlete's Foot
    Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes.
  • Bunions
    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
    Information on healthy feet for your child.
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects
    the lives of about 16 million people in the United States.
  • Diabetic Wound Care
    Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower
    extremity amputations in the United States.
  • 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.
  • Footwear
    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.
  • Hammertoes
    A hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—
    of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called
    the proximal interphalangeal joint.
  • Heel Pain
    Heel pain has many causes.
  • High Blood Pressure
    It's important to let your podiatrist know
    about high blood pressure.
  • 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.
  • Neuromas
    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
    Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern.
  • 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.
  • Walking
    For a healthier, happier lifestyle, try walking -- the most popular form of exercise.
  • Warts

    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.

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Richard Eisner, DPM, FACFAOM
Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine

Medical Office Building
55 Highland Ave., Suite #103
Salem, MA 01970

978-745-6780 Fax


Monday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday: Office closed.
Sees patients at hospital.
Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM