Blog | Jeffrey Kleis, DPM - Costa Mesa Podiatrist

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Tuesday
Nov 2019

The Truest Victory Over All Odds Against

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American’s have always savored stories of beating the odds and while we may not all agree on our neighbor’s political views or how we deal with issues amongst our communities, we love an underdog and we love our champions.  Way back in 1956 when the Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne Australia, a young woman named Wilma Rudolph ran part of the women’s 4 x 100 meter relay and helped the US...

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Wednesday
Sep 2019

State of the Art Medical Foot Technology in Costa Mesa

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Several technology developments emerge yearly to apply themselves to medical practice and over the course of about sixty years three have emerged significant to current specialty medicine.  Two technologies that are increasing in overall use and study are Low Level Laser Treatments and Extracorporeal Shock-wave Therapy.  These types of tools and therapies have earned a place in certain medical...

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Monday
Aug 2019

The Soul of all Soles –aka- The Most Famous Foot of All

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Best guess is that in approximately 7200 BC there was a big political conflict that arose between two great states of similar neighboring cultures that lasted approximately 10 years by whatever the measurement of time was then used in antiquity.   Let us all assume there was about 25 years in the full circle of events from start to finish.  There was no Internet then, so it took several years at...

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Diabetes is a condition in which excessively high glucose levels in the blood can jeopardize the health of the liver, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. One of the potential effects of diabetes is a weakened immune system rendering the body unable to...

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Plantar warts are benign (noncancerous) growths that occur on the sole, heel, or ball of the foot. Most plantar warts are diagnosed based on their appearance. They are generally rough and spongy, and most are gray, brown, or yellow with dark...

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When caring for infants and children, taking care of their feet probably doesn’t jump to mind for a top priority. However, there are several ailments that can affect a youngster’s feet and proper steps should be taken to ensure good foot health.As...

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Although they can start out as a small nuisance, ingrown toenails can become a real problem if left untreated. Caused by a segment of the toenail that embeds in the skin around the nail, an ingrown toenail is characterized by pain, swelling,...

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Dealing with infections is a normal part of life and the common understanding is that most people with healthy immune systems are able to fend off common infections without the help of medical treatment. While this may be true for most parts of the...

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The human body is amazing in its ability to protect itself from repeated pressure and stress. It is this adaptive tendency that creates calluses on the feet. Calluses are think patches of skin that develop when the foot is subjected to excessive...

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Typically contracted in damp communal places such as public pools, locker rooms or showers, athlete’s foot is a highly contagious, persistent ailment caused by fungal growth on the feet. It can be located any area of the foot but the most commonly...

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What is hammertoe? A hammertoe deformity occurs when the toe joints bend abnormally to resemble a hammer, or an upside-down V when viewed from the side. This podiatric condition can affect any toe but is most common in the second through fifth...

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We offer a range of services to treat whatever ails your feet. Please click on any of the conditions in the above drop down menu for more information.

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What is a bunion? A bunion is a painful, bony bump that develops at the base of your big toe joint. Bunions form when your big toe gets pushed toward the other toes, throwing the bones out of alignment. This process happens gradually, changing the...

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What is an ingrown toenail? Ingrown toenails are a common condition that occurs when the corner of your nail curves and grows into the surrounding skin. When the nail digs into the skin, the surrounding tissue becomes irritated and inflamed,...

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If you’ve typically had normal skin on your feet and have been noticing them becoming increasingly dry. You’re likely dealing with a case of xerosis. The condition medically known as xerosis is also better known as severe dry skin on the feet....

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Injuries to the foot can be quite common and painful. As with many injuries, it is important to first isolate the problem to determine the best mode of treatment. If you have a new injury to your foot or lingering pain from an old injury, contact...

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When you experience a pain when working out, you may wonder what kind of injury you have actually incurred. Most often, you’ll have a sprain or a strain of your muscle. How do you know the difference and how do you treat them?A sprain is a stretch...

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When one is an avid runner, there are a variety of injuries they can incur throughout their training. They range from mildly annoying to something requiring physical therapy or even surgery. To ensure that you take proper care of your...

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We offer a range of services to treat whatever ails your feet.  Please click on any of the conditions in the above drop down menu for more information.

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What is rheumatoid arthritis? There are over 100 different types of arthritis, but rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be the most serious. This disease causes immune system cells to attack healthy tissues in your joints, leading to inflammation and...

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What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common of the greater than 100 types of arthritis. This type of arthritis results from wear-and-tear damage to cartilage, the soft, slippery tissue that cushions...

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The world is full of allergens, some which may pose no risk for you and others that might make you miserable. While many people are born with sensitivity to certain foods or substances, others may develop allergies later in life. Allergic contact...

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What is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot, from your heel to your toes. Irritation or inflammation of this ligament is called plantar fasciitis. This podiatric condition may occur with or...

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What is toenail fungus? Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a fungal infection that attacks the area beneath your nail. This type of fungal infection causes your toenail to become discolored, thicken, and crumble at the edge. Signs of a toenail...

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If you are experiencing painful swelling in the back of your foot just above the heel, you may be suffering from Achilles Tendonitis. This troublesome condition affects the Achilles tendon, which is the strongest and largest tendon in the body and...

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