RNV Podiatry Blog
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our bodies. This tendon is what actually gives us the strength to walk. But because it’s used with every step we take, it can also be easily injured, making walking almost impossible. Achilles tendonitis is a condition in which the overuse of the Achilles tendon results in injury for Frisco area…(more)
Many Frisco residents who suspect they’re experiencing plantar fasciitis – a foot condition that causes swelling and discomfort of the feet, especially when you first get out of bed in the morning – don’t realize that treatment from this condition mainly centers around physical therapy and at-home exercises.
Dancers sure do show off some fancy footwork! But all those specialized, controlled movements with your feet leave you as a dancer susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Here’s a list of 4 of the most common foot and ankle injuries that dancers are diagnosed with, and when you might need to see a foot doctor for an examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan to get your back on center stage.
One of the most common questions Dr. Verville receives from her patients who are experiencing plantar fasciitis is whether or not shoe inserts will help relieve their symptoms. But before we discuss shoe inserts and their effectiveness for plantar fasciitis, Dr. Verville wants her Frisco patients to know exactly what plantar fasciitis is and what causes it. Keep reading…(more)
Warts. Just hearing the word can make a lot of Frisco men and women cringe. They’re not fun, not to mention, they’re gross. No one likes dealing with warts of any kind, but plantar warts can be especially frustrating and aggressive. Plantar warts can happen to anyone in Frisco, but they most often affect children and teenagers, people with…(more)
Stress fractures are not something to take lightly. Although many Frisco residents think that a stress fracture isn’t a big deal and that it will resolve on its own, it’s actually something that needs to be evaluated and treated by a qualified podiatrist like Dr. Verville of RNV Podiatry. Not giving your stress fracture the attention it deserves could…(more)
When men and women in Frisco have pain in their feet, specifically around their big toe joint near their toenail, they could be experiencing the first symptoms of gout. Gout is no laughing matter and can also cause pain for people in several other areas of their body such as the elbows, ankles, knees, wrists, and fingers. If you…(more)
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot-related injuries amongst athletes in Frisco. And it isn’t something you’ll be able to ignore, as it can send a sharp pain through your foot when it flares up. If you have plantar fasciitis, you may notice that nothing short of sitting down can ease your pain. Walking, running and even…(more)
If you’re one of the many Frisco area men and women who exercise frequently and lead a healthy lifestyle, you know there’s nothing much more frustrating than suffering from an injury that leaves you on the sidelines and unable to do your regular workout routine. Plantar fasciitis is one of those injuries that is most common in runners and…(more)
Bunions aren’t an ailment that just pops up overnight. They develop slowly over time and can be the product of poor shoewear choices early in life. While we know those perfect high heels make the right statement in your 20s; they may actually lead to long-term foot problems later in life. So, what is a bunion? A bunion is…(more)