RNV Podiatry Blog

Any kind of pain in your foot should be cause for immediate concern. As the foundation of your whole skeletal structure, any discomfort you feel will likely cause you to compensate in some way. This can result in future problems in the rest of your body from your knees and hips, all the way up to your back. In…(more)

Any time there is swelling in parts of the body it means you should pay attention. Of course, your feet and ankles can swell after a long day of walking or standing. But if the swelling in your feet happens consistently at the same time of day or if it is constant, it could be time to see your…(more)

Whether it’s rolling your ankle playing sports or even just twisting it stepping down some stairs, one of the most painful injuries that we treat is an ankle sprain. Frisco patients should take extreme care with a sprained ankle. It is an injury that is often not taken seriously. However, an untreated sprain can cause all sorts of future…(more)

Even though gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis, many patients may not know what is causing the excruciating and often immobilizing pain they experience. Gout can be mistaken for a sprained ankle and it can sometimes even be misdiagnosed as cellulitis. In this blog post we’ll look at the unique symptoms and the cause of…(more)

For many of our patients, finding out that they have a ganglion cyst can be quite shocking. On top of that, when they discover that ganglion cysts are actually tumors can be even more disconcerting. Naturally, the very first question our patients have is if their ganglion cyst is cancerous. In this blog post we’ll look at what they…(more)

One of the most common injuries that we treat is an ankle sprain. Frisco patients usually want to know how long they’ll have to wait for their ankle to heal so they can get back on their feet. While this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact details of your specific case, there is a general…(more)

One of the worst things that any athlete or runner wants to hear is that they have a stress fracture. Frisco patients that love getting outside will often experience a stress fracture after prolonged periods of activity or when they try to push themselves further. One of the most difficult things for active people, when it comes to a…(more)

Your toes are comprised of very delicate, thin bones. When you stub your toe, if it gets stepped on, or if you drop something on it the pain can be intense. But how can you tell the difference between just a stubbed toe and one that is actually broken and needs to be looked at by a foot doctor?…(more)

Even though high heels are declining in popularity, for many women they are still their “go to” shoe for formal occasions and work. But despite how fashionable stilettos are, to say that they aren’t very comfortable would be quite an understatement. Many women report pain, calluses, and other symptoms just from wearing pumps. Over the last decade, Dr. Verville…(more)

Gout is one of the most painful and, unfortunately, common issues that we see here at our clinic. It can come on suddenly and last for hours, days, and sometimes even weeks. Around 4% of Americans (8.3 million) suffer from gout and it is more common in men than in women. We wanted to take this blog post to…(more)