Man with symptoms of ankle arthritis
27May, 2015

Ankle Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at some of the types of arthritis affecting the foot and ankle. While arthritis is a general term used to describe a large group of more than 100 different kinds of joint diseases, this blog will focus on one specific type: osteoarthritis of the ankle. Along with big toe joint arthritis, ankle arthritis is another common form of arthritis treated by New York orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Stuart Katchis, M.D.   The term “arthritis” means joint inflammation. When inflammation affects the ankle joints it […]

Foot Rehabilitation
30Mar, 2015

Podiatrist and Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon: What’s the Difference?

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The difference between a podiatrist and orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon frequently causes confusion – and understandably so. If you conduct a web search for “foot surgeon” you will likely get a mixed bag of results for practices and physicians with degrees ranging from M.D. to D.P.M. Podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons treat many of the same conditions, which can make it quite difficult to decide where to go when you have a foot or ankle problem.   For many patients, the choice comes down to personal preference. You […]

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