Many people may not consider going to a foot doctor to be an important part of their healthcare. However, it is crucial for many people! Athletes, children, and the elderly are among some people that should have regular foot checkups. Additionally, those with diabetes should establish a good relationship with a podiatrist to address any foot health concerns. Our Plano, TX, foot doctor provides some information below.
Foot pain can affect anyone; however, foot disorders and injuries are most common in people that are highly active or have pre-existing conditions. Athletes and children are generally very active and strain their feet on a regular basis. Because of this, it’s important that they have regular checkups and a podiatrist that can assist if they begin to suffer from foot pain.
Additional groups that benefit from foot doctors are people with diabetes and the elderly. The elderly may have more problems with the joints in their feet due to age, and have difficulty cutting their toenails or otherwise maintaining their feet. People with diabetes usually have neuropathy (nerve damage) in their feet, and high risk of foot ulcers and infection, and greatly benefit from regular podiatrist visits.
Symptoms will differ depending on the cause of your foot problem, but the most common symptoms include:
Our podiatrist can help explain these symptoms and quickly diagnose and treat your foot problem.
Our podiatrist can provide treatment for foot problems such as arthritis, fungal infection, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and more. Treatments can include rest, supportive boots, and even surgery if necessary. Our podiatrist can recommend prevention methods such as stretching before exercise and wearing properly fitting shoes.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
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.