At Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, we cover your entire family's foot and ankle issues. From pediatrics (kids) to geriatrics (seniors) we have you covered. We have doctors who specialize in sports medicine, aesthetic foot surgery, diabetic limb salvage and foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. We also have an on-site shoe store to help you with custom shoes, orthotics, socks and other shoe issues. We have a phenomenal business team to help you navigate the confusion of health care insurance. You need an answer, we have a specialist for you!
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 iliotibial 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.
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.
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.
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 stabilizations, 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!
Many women have significant foot and ankle issues! Whether you have been wearing high heels year after year, or you are concerned about your pedicurist, FAANT can help your feet look and feel their best!
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 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 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!
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.
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Healthy Steps Shoe Store Grapevine welcomes patients and their families as well as the surrounding communities of Grapevine, Southlake, and Colleyville. Our location in Keller serves Fort Worth, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Watauga, and beyond to help them with their therapeutic shoe gear needs. 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.
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!