RNV Podiatry Blog

Foot injuries are a normal part of life. Even those of us who don’t work out or play sports can take one wrong step off the curb and sprain our ankles or fracture our feet. What most Frisco patients want to know is the most common foot problems that need treatment from a podiatrist. While all injuries can technically…(more)

The plantar fascia is the ligament connecting your toes to your heel bone. It spans across the arches of your feet for support when you walk. Straining this ligament, can cause plantar fasciitis which often presents as: Severe pain on your heel or at the bottom of your foot first thing in the morning or after sitting for a…(more)

We put our feet through strenuous exertion daily. When friction created by socks wears away at a specific spot, it causes fluid to collect between the upper and lower layers of skin, forming a blister. The blister forms to protect your skin from further damage but when a blister forms under a callus, rough protective skin that acts as…(more)

Athletes are trained to shake off injuries and keep going. But once you’re off the court or field, even small injuries can spell trouble for performance. Before heading back to practice, a podiatrist can get you back on your feet by ensuring your injury is treated properly and regains the strength you need to give your all. What Professional…(more)

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled lump that grows near joints and crops up without warning and no direct cause. The current theory is that they are related to joint or tendon irritation or mechanical changes, but do not typically cause pain. Plano patients should visit a podiatrist once they notice a ganglion cyst growing in size or causing…(more)

Your Achilles tendon is named after the mythological Greek hero Achilles, whose one weak spot was a tendon stretching from the heel to calf muscles. The Achilles tendon flexes like a rubber band when we walk, stand, and run. When it stretches too much, it can tear or rupture causing: Stiffness. Swelling. Snapping or popping when injured. Limited flexibility…(more)

Plano patients who regularly exercise know how hard it is to miss a couple days at the gym. Pausing your normal routine after a sprained ankle not only affects your physical health, but the lack of endorphins, can make your mood worse. Unfortunately, if you resume your normal activities before your podiatrist recommends, the resulting impact can leave you…(more)

Believe it or not, some people don’t realize they have foot fractures. These stress fractures start as imperceptible cracks in your bone that may only cause minor pain. As time goes, the area may grow causing pain to worsen when you bear weight. An acute fracture immediately causes pain and results from serious trauma to your foot. This can…(more)

If you dance, you know the pain that comes with practice and performance. 15-20% of dance injuries involve the foot and the physical demands of dancing often require that you get back on your feet before you have fully recovered. Plano podiatrist Dr. Rachel Verville treats dancers for chronic injuries that can cost them their career long before the…(more)

Foot gout, one of the most painful types of arthritis, often starts in the big toe but spreads to other joints in the foot and body. This condition is brought on by elevated uric acid levels, which form hard crystals in the joints. You are more likely to get foot gout if you: Have a family history of gout….(more)