RNV Podiatry Blog

There are 30 million Diabetics in the United States, and more than 1 million new patients are diagnosed every year. Chances are if you are in the Frisco area, you know somebody affected by Diabetes. And while most people associate Diabetes with high blood sugar, medication and insulin injections, the disease can also cause serious problems with your feet….(more)

Our feet act as shock absorbers for all the movement of our body. Even walking and standing can add extra pressure, and turn minor injuries into major ones. Most Frisco patients don’t consider going to a foot doctor unless they are referred by their general practitioner or suffering from severe symptoms. By then the original injury has usually worsened…(more)

Experience and dedication distinguish the best from the rest in most professions, and a good foot doctor is no exception. During my time as a podiatrist in the Frisco area, I’ve heard about the challenges that my patients face finding someone they trust to treat them. Impressive credentials and decades of experience are important, but so is treating the…(more)

After foot surgery, you’ll have a walking boot on your foot that will make even the simplest everyday activities a challenge. The boot will keep your foot in the right position as the bones and muscles knit together. One challenge that many of my Plano patients face after surgery is how to shower. Well, more like how to shower…(more)

We’ve all heard the phrase “No pain, no gain.” But with foot injuries, seeing a podiatrist before your condition worsens often turns out better in the long run. In this case, running is actually part of the problem. Most patients with Achilles tendon injuries that I see at my Frisco practice are runners and weekend warriors. Intense activity after…(more)

When you start running, an injury may not register until the rush of endorphins has worn off and you’re cooling down. Sometimes you may not realize how severe an injury is until you have trouble finishing your normal run. Runners can develop painful problems because of the constant strain and impact of feet on the road. Depending on the…(more)

If you’ve tried to find the right athletic shoes, the choices often seem intimidating. It seems like there are shoes not only for every sport but also for certain types of players. You may think that this is too specific, but the truth is that the right shoe can prevent common sports injuries. How To Find the Right Shoes…(more)

Any surgery is challenging, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. As part of our plan for advanced patient care, we’ve put together five tips to help make your surgery as smooth as possible. Bring everything you need to the hospital: After foot surgery, you will need to spend time at the hospital and should bring all of…(more)

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)

80% of runners are injured each year. While most running injuries heal without issue and allow you to get back on the road quickly, some injuries will plague you with every step. Plano patients can turn to a podiatrist for education about the biomechanics of running, proper footwear, and support so that you can hit your stride. The Biomechanics…(more)