RNV Podiatry Blog

One of the most debilitating and emotionally discouraging conditions for our patients is gout. Frisco patients that suffer from gout are often immobilized for hours or even days because of the pain. Many have to use crutches to move around. Gout most commonly impacts the joints of the big toe but it is absolutely possible for gout to strike…(more)

People don’t tend to give much thought to the state of their Achilles tendon until an injury occurs. The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, so when it’s badly hurt, even the prospect of walking around Frisco can seem like an unimaginable task. But how can you be sure you’re suffering from some type of…(more)

An Achilles tendon injury, like tendonitis or a rupture, can knock you off your feet for a good long time. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, connecting the calf to the heel, so when it’s not in top shape, the effects are definitely felt. So, how can you prevent one of these…(more)

We’re used to certain aches and pains—the occasional headache, nausea, or the common cold. However, when that pain moves into the lower extremities like the calf, ankle, and foot, it’s not always an easy self-diagnosis. Even when you think you narrow the problem down to your Achilles tendon, it’s not always clear what the problem is until you see…(more)

The Achilles tendon is the longest, strongest tendon in the human body, but it can definitely take a beating sometimes. It merges the calf and the heel, and it helps us walk, bend our knees, point our toes, and roll our ankles. We rely on our Achilles tendon to support us in Frisco while playing sports, running and jumping,…(more)

Have you ever sprained your ankle? If you have, unfortunately, you’ve increased your chances of an ankle sprain happening to you again. The recurrence rate is at least 30 percent, but may be as high as 80 percent depending on what numbers you look at. About half of recurrent ankle sprains result in chronic pain or disability, so preventing…(more)

Ankle sprains are inconvenient. They prevent you from playing your favorite sports, doing your daily workout, and even make it tough to do your regular errands around Frisco. Many times, after Dr. Verville treats a patient with an ankle sprain, one of the first questions the person asks is, “Okay, so when will I be able to get back…(more)

You sprained your ankle years—even decades ago—but recently, you’ve been experiencing pain and stiffness in that area again. You are positive that it’s not another sprain or injury, but you’re not sure what’s going on. A friend in Frisco mentioned that you might have arthritis caused by your previous ankle sprain, but is that even possible? Unfortunately, it is…(more)

Few things are worse than the moment you feel your ankle roll out from under you and it makes that telltale popping sound. You know what just happened—you sprained your ankle—but what are you supposed to do next? What you do immediately following an ankle sprain can have a direct effect on your recovery time, pain levels, and how…(more)

You schedule regular check-ups for your child at his or her pediatrician, dentist, and optometrist—but like many Frisco parents, you probably fail to book time with a foot doctor. There’s a misconception that foot doctor are only necessary when a foot condition or injury presents itself. The truth is that as soon as your child can walk without assistance,…(more)