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by Dr. Joel W. Brook Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.
Pedicures are a great way to pamper yourself after a long workweek, but the risk of infection from nail salons and spas can be rather high. We don’t want to let the fear of a nasty fungal infection ruin your opportunity to receive the relaxing benefits that a safe pedicure in Dallas or Plano can […]
If you’re struggling with embarrassing, damaged nails that keep you from baring your toes, we have a solution. Our KeryFlex™ toenail restoration services conceal and protect your nails after undergoing laser treatments to remove toenail fungus. The KeryFlex™ procedure is painless, sculpting a new nail onto your original that lasts for up to eight weeks. […]
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails that can affect the nails of individuals of any age. Generally, these fungi are found on the outer layers of the skin and slowly spread on to the nail plate. Treatment of onychomycosis can be complicated because these fungi live in dead tissue, where it’s hard for […]
Your feet are some of the most overused parts of your body. They endure tremendous amounts of force and pressure on a consistent basis and years of wear and tear can take away their natural padding. Fortunately, technology has provided us a way to help restore the cushioning that has slipped away over time. With […]
Shoe designers do not seem to be particularly concerned with how their footwear feels when worn. From a certain point of view, this makes sense. When you are looking to buy new high heels, your first sensory experience with them is visual. You see those cute shoes and imagine how they will look on your feet. […]
In our previous blog post, we took a look at the midfoot region known as the Lisfranc joint complex. We find that most people are more familiar with the forefoot (ball of foot and toes) and the hindfoot (heel and ankle), but the middle section tends to be a bit of a mystery. If you sustain […]
We get it: everyone’s looking to save a few bucks. That’s why, for example, we reuse our same pair of casual, everyday tennis shoes for gym and court sports. Or why we outfit our children with footwear from the used sporting goods store (or just give them the cleats and gear that big sister or […]
When you think “heel pain,” you’re probably imagining a middle-aged adult after a hard day of work or a long run or hike. It’s supposed to be a condition for the old and older! So it can be concerning for a parent when their active teenager complains of heel pain, especially when it’s strong enough […]
Football season has returned to Texas! If you’re a fan, you’re looking forward to getting those action-packed weekends back: high schools on Friday, college on Saturday, pros on Sunday. If you’ve got a child playing under the Friday night lights, the excitement is especially high. That said, due to the grueling and physical nature of […]