RNV Podiatry Blog

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)

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)