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Welcome to FAANT!

This website is designed to welcome you to our office, our physicians, foot and ankle health issues, and all the things we can do to make you feel better. We want you comfortable with your choice to become part of the FAANT family. We know how difficult and confusing most health care issues can be and we wanted to help you navigate the sea of choices and feel confident with your selection of foot and ankle surgeons knowing our physicians and staff are highly trained, experienced and caring. 
 

Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas (FAANT) practice philosophy is to be “Leaders in Exceptional Healthcare Solutions” for your family’s foot and ankle health. We are a group of like-minded board-certified foot and ankle surgeons who strive for excellence. Our two full service clinics are located in historic Grapevine and Keller, Texas. We also have a part-time location in Bedford, Texas.

The Grapevine location includes on-site physical therapy, vascular testing, digital X-ray, electronic medical records, a full service retail shoe store for your shoe gear and equipment needs.

The Keller location includes digital x-ray, electronic medical records and an expanded comfort shoe store. One stop shopping for your foot and ankle health needs.

Our Bedford location is within the Texas Orthopedic Specialists Complex and focuses on trauma, sportsmedicine, as well as foot and ankle surgery. This location also has on-site radiology including MRI, electronic health records and physical therapy.

Our physicians are all extensively trained and offer your family state-of-the-art technology and training coupled with good old-fashioned common sense and compassion. We strive to educate our patients and partner with them in their quest for overall foot health. For more detailed foot health information, request a free copy of one of our books, Got Feet? or Got Diabetes? For more running specific foot health problems, request a copy of Dr Crane's book, If Your Running Feet Could Talk.

Please take a few minutes to navigate our website to get a better feeling for our office and capabilities. If you have any questions, we invite you to email us through our Contact Us or Request an Appointment form.

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

Sports Medicine Sports Medicine

Foot and ankle athletic injuries are very common. We specialize in sports medicine getting you back to sports as soon as possible. The most common foot and ankle sports injuries are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis, anterior tibial tendonitis, neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, ankle instability, and metatarsalgia. Gait problems can also cause ileotibial band syndrome, patella tendonitis, back pain, hip pain and piriformis syndrome. Medications, injections, splinting, orthotics and/or physical therapy are often quite helpful in treating most injuries. Our doctors will discuss your injury and prescribe a course of treatment that will return you to sport stronger than when you came into the office.

Diabetic Limb Salvage Diabetic Limb Salvage
The most common reason diabetics are hospitalized in the United States is foot infections. I know that’s hard to believe, but true. Diabetes can be dangerous and devastating to your feet. The most common causes of these foot infections are improperly cut toenails and poorly fitting shoes. Yes, something as simple as a visit to the podiatrist to have your toenails cut and shoes custom fitted can avoid many amputations. Add poor circulation and lack of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy, and you have the prescription for disaster for diabetic feet.
Children's Foot Problems Children's Foot Problems
Many children suffer from foot and ankle related pain. Some of their problems are due to inherited or congenital foot deformities. Others are due to overuse injuries from sports. Many skin problems also plague children. Our doctors are specially trained to treat pediatric foot and ankle problems from birth through adolescence.
Foot & Ankle Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery
Many patients are concerned that they may need foot and/or ankle surgery to fix their problems. All of our doctors are extensively trained in the use of surgery to correct your foot and ankle woes, but we are definitely the most conservative surgeons in town. We offer extensive non-surgical options and therapy prior to recommending surgery. Common surgeries include bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle stabilizatons, excision of tumors, joint replacements, ingrown toenails, fracture repair, foot and ankle fusions, tendon repair, flat foot reconstruction, repair of congenital foot deformities, and amputations. Whatever your foot and/or ankle surgical need, we have a physician with comprehensive training and experience to make your surgical experience more comfortable and successful!
Trauma Trauma

Fall down, go boom? Foot and ankle trauma is extremely common no matter how young or old you are. Fractures, torn ligaments and tendons, sprain and strains, puncture wounds and toenail trauma occurs every day. Our physicians can help put you back together so that you can recover from your accident as fast as possible. Don't wait too long to seek medical advice after your accident or injury. Delaying treatment often only worsens the problem!

Skin and Nail Problems Skin and Nail Problems
Skin and toenail problems can be extremely annoying and painful. Itchy feet, sweaty feet, smelly feet, ingrown toenails, warts and fungal infections like tinea pedis and onychomycosis can lead to much bigger foot problems. Diabetic infections and ulcerations can lead to amputation and death! Don't ignore dermatology problems in your feet! Our doctors can help you with life's little annoyances and make sure you don't end up with a major pain in your foot due to skin and nail problems. State of the art treatments are now available for toenail fungus! You don't have to live with ugly toenails any more!
Foot Pain and Deformities Foot Pain and Deformities

Foot pain related to congenital and acquired foot and ankle deformities is extremely prevalent in our society. Pain can be from flat feet or a high arched foot and associated gait problems; or be from a progressive deformity like a bunion or a hammertoe. Our doctors are extensively trained to diagnose and treat the underlying deformity to help you function at your best. We want to prevent your problems from getting worse, no matter what you inherited from your family! God may have had a sense of humor when he created your feet, but we will work with you to optimize your biomechanical function and aesthetics! No one should suffer from ugly, painful feet!

Nerve-Related Foot Problems Nerve-Related Foot Problems

Neurological foot and ankle issues can be a burning or shooting pain, numbness, weakness or just a "pins and needles" sensation. Nerve can be affected by compression at the spine level, knee level, ankle level or in your foot. Neuropathy can be a subtle nerve degeneration from aging, diabetes, and a myriad of other causes. Do not assume your nerve issues will go away or that nothing can be done. A proper diagnosis can lead to alleviation of your nerve troubles.

Healthy Steps Shoe Store Healthy Steps Shoe Store

Healthy Steps Shoe Store Grapevine welcomes patients and their families as well as the surrounding communities of Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville. Our Newest location in our Keller office serves Fort Worth, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Watauga, and beyond to help them with their therapeutic shoe gear needs. A certified shoe fitter is always available by appointment for consultation. An extensive array of prefabricated and custom orthotics as well as many foot care essentials are also readily available to compliment your shoe and sandal purchases. We carry a wide variety of comfort shoe gear that are as pretty as they are comfortable.

Business Team Business Team
Welcome to the Business Team at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas. Our appointment schedulers and billing department work in tandem to assist you and your family during your FAANT experience.
Our scheduling team will complete a short appointment questionnaire that will allow us the opportunity to contact your plan prior to your visit. We will find out what type of Podiatry benefits you should expect, including your coverage limits, which we will then review with you before you are seen.
If you are a new patient, we ask that you complete our online patient forms. We also update paperwork for established patients at least once a year or upon any changes. Having the most accurate information on you and your family will help us better treat your medical conditions, and it will also allow us to process your insurance claims more efficiently.
Thank you for helping us to be more prepared for your visit. Please download our online patient forms and fax them to our confidential fax at least 48 hours prior to your visit at 817-886-3612. We ask that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your visit with your insurance and identification cards; we will scan each card to validate your electronic health record. Please allow for ample time to check in with our team in order to help prevent your appointment being delayed or even rescheduled.
We invite you to bring your socks and athletic/dress shoes along with a list of prepared questions. For a list of sample questions visit http://www.ahrq.gov/questionsaretheanswer/ You may also visit our business office library, where you can view frequently asked questions, insurance contract list and become even more familiar with our office.