RNV Podiatry Blog

A foot or ankle injury can place you on the sidelines for weeks, or even months and no athlete wants to be out of the game for that long. But there is good news. According to Frisco podiatrist Dr. Verville, with the right preparation and training, you can avoid many common foot and ankle injuries. Read on for an explanation…(more)

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful foot condition that slowly develops over time.  After an extended period, the tissue supporting the arch on the bottom of your foot – which is called the Plantar Fascia and connects the bone in your heal to the front of your foot – can become weak, swollen, inflamed and irritated. For Frisco patients, this…(more)

Diabetic foot problems, such as nerve damage (or Diabetic Neuropathy) and reduced blood flow to your feet are serious issues for Frisco area patients that can cause even more severe consequences. Currently, 30,000,000 people in the United States are diabetic, with over 1,000,000 new patients being diagnosed every year. At the same time, more than 65,000 lower limbs are…(more)

What is Hammer Toe? Many Frisco area patients come to Dr. Verville because they have a Hammer Toe. Hammer Toe is a painful toe deformity that causes the toes to bend or curl downwards, rather than point forwards, due to the second joint of the toe becoming dislocated. Hammer Toe most frequently occurs on the second, third, fourth or…(more)

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)