The psychological expert credited with bringing attention to the potential effects of birth order on human personality was Dr. Alfred Adler. Individuals who follow his line of thinking tend to reason that middle children may feel left out or invisible since the eldest and youngest siblings receive greater amounts of attention from the parents. Your midfoot can probably relate quite well to this psychological theory!
When people think about the foot and the various issues that can arise, there is great emphasis given to the fore- and hindfoot regions (toes, ball of foot, heel, ankle). Unless there is an injury and midfoot treatment is needed, the part in between simply does its job without receiving much attention or care.
When the midfoot is injured, the medical issues that can be sustained include sprains, fractures, and dislocations. If any of these happen, you will often recognize them due to swelling, bruising, and pain in the area. At this point, it is time to seek care, and Dallas Podiatry Works is ready to help.
Treatment for a midfoot injury naturally depends on its severity. When ligaments are not completely torn and there are no bone dislocations or fractures, conservative care can be quite effective at addressing the problem. In these situations, our treatment plan will likely be centered on making sure the injured foot is stable and keeping weight off of it. To achieve those objectives, we may prescribe an orthotic device or removable cast boot to be worn for up to 6 weeks.
In more severe cases, we might need to perform a surgical procedure to position fractured bones for correct healing. We can use plates, screws, and/or pins to keep damaged bones in the right spot. There are situations in which we may need to fuse bones together, particularly when ligaments are ruptured or joints cannot be repaired with plates, screws, or other hardware.
No matter which midfoot treatment, conservative or surgical, will best benefit you, our office will provide the effective care you need. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works for more information by calling our Dallas, TX office at 972.853.7100 or our Plano office at (972) 943-3323. We can help you schedule an appointment over the phone, or you can fill out our online form to request one today.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093