Edward Lang, D.P.M., offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific conditions he and his excellent team at New Orleans Podiatry Associates treat and about specific services he and the NOPA team provide.
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprain
- Athlete's Foot
- Bone Spurs
- Calcaneal Apophysitis
- Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
- Crush Injuries
Arthritis is the painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Although we might most commonly associate arthritis with our hands, with 28 bones and more than 30 joints in the foot, arthritis can also plague those extremities, too.
A chronic, contagious infection caused by various types of fungi known as dermatophytes, athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, does not affect only athletes. Athlete's foot usually starts between the toes or on the arches, but it can spread to the bottoms and sides of your feet.
With all its running, twisting, turning, and jumping, basketball is one of the hardest games on the feet. Different movements put all the areas of the foot at risk. That is why proper conditioning, stretching, and well-fitting shoes are critical to a healthy enjoyment of the sport.
A blister is a small, fluid-filled bubble on the skin. Most blisters on the feet are caused by friction and do not require medical attention. New skin will form underneath the affected area, and the fluid built up in the blister is simply absorbed back into the tissue.
Calcaneal apophysitis (also known as Sever's disease or Sever's condition) is an inflammation of the growth plate of the bone at the back of the heel, the calcaneus.
A corn is an area of thick, hardened, and dead skin usually found where your toes rub together. The inner core of a corn may be soft or hard. A soft corn often shows up between the toes, while a hard corn usually forms on the bony part of, most commonly, the little toe.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease that is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. We want our patients in New Orleans to know that it can also decrease your body's ability to fight off infections, which are especially harmful to your feet.
Nearly one fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet. A broken or fractured bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful, but it is rarely disabling.
Toenail fungus is also known as onychomycosis. Fungi make up one of the kingdoms of the natural world and include organisms like yeasts and mushrooms. Fungi feed off of organic matter, and since you are organic, they can live off of you as well, including underneath your toenails.
A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of nerves. It is a thickening of the tissue around the nerve and is sometimes referred to as a "pinched nerve." Morton's neuroma is a thickening of tissues around the nerve that leads to the toes.
Orthotics, also known as orthoses, are any devices inserted into a shoe. They range from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Plantar warts are warts that appear on the soles of the feet. No, those toads hopping into your backyard from the drainage canal do not cause warts; instead, the human papillomavirus is the culprit.
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones, which are those not connected to other bones. Rather, sesamoid bones are embedded within tendons, bundles of cords that connect muscles to bones.
Whether you're playing in a kick ball league, working on your serves to make a run at Wimbledon, or building up your stamina for next year's Crescent City Classic, foot injuries can happen when you're engaged in sports or other athletic activities.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve, which is located within the tarsal tunnel. The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones.
Originating in our New Orleans location as a practice adjunct for our post-surgical, diabetic and KerryFlex patients, The Barefoot offers an array of holistic services to facilitate the health and wellness of our patients.
Toenail Fungus Laser
The PinPointe™ FootLaser™ is the first laser scientifically designed to promote clear nails in patients who suffer from unsightly nail fungus. Clinically proven, this treatment eradicates unsightly nail pathogens without the harmful side effects of oral medications and typically takes only thirty minutes to perform.
Urgent Foot Care
Dr. Edward Lang and his team at New Orleans Podiatry Associates can quickly treat most urgent situations, such as the removal of a sharp object or other foreign substance, during office hours.