Welcome to the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute! We are dedicated to preventing unnecessary lower extremity amputations in vulnerable communities both domestically as well as globally. With over 30 years of experience in preventing amputations, we have seen first hand the devasting effects of premature high-level amputations.
Our vision is to empower those most at risk with the tools needed to better care for themselves and their loved ones. Our mission is to Educate, Screen and Treat those at risk of amputation using the most advanced technologies available.
Many lower extremity amputations that occur in this country are not necessary. It is agreed in the scientific and medical community that nearly 75% of all diabetes-related amputations are preventable.
Contact the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute now is you or a loved one has been recommended for amputation.
- Monday09:00AM - 5:00PM
- Tuesday09:00AM - 5:00PM
- Wednesday09:00AM - 5:00PM
- Thursday09:00AM - 5:00PM
- Friday09:00AM - 5:00PM
- Saturday10:00AM - 2:00PM
Dr. Bill Releford's Treatment for Painful Achilles Tendinitis Effective
Also known as tendonosis, tendinitis, or Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles Tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendons, which connects the calf muscles located in the lower leg to the heel bone becomes inflamed causing excruciating pain and swelling. When muscles contracts, the tendon usually transmits the contraction power to the heel enabling movement. The Achilles tendons usually move via a protective sheath and it is made up of millions of tiny fibers. Scientific studies have found out that Achilles Tendinitis usually develops when there is overuse of tendons, which makes the tiny fibers in the tendon to wear and tear. This causes pain, inflammation, and swelling.
Platelet Rich Plasma Should Be Considered to Manage Diabetic Nerve Pain
Diabetes can create a number of complications that can negatively affect the quality of life. Diabetic neuropathy is perhaps one of the early signs that the disease is not being managed well. About 50% of people suffering from diabetes have diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that is accelerated by elevated blood sugars over an extended period of time. Diabetics of at least 10 years have high chances of suffering from diabetic neuropathy. In addition to elevated blood sugars, high blood pressure and high cholesterol seem to be responsible for advancing diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Bill Releford Recommends Cinnamon Therapy to Treat Fungal Infection
What is foot fungus?
Fungus is a commonly found organism that can easily grow anywhere with a bit of moisture. Therefore, when our feet are exposed to humid conditions, there is a good chance for development of fungus. Commonly foot fungus only develops on toenails or between the toes but may develop on other areas in few cases.