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)

Close your eyes and picture a toddler walking—how are their feet positioned? If you’re like most people, you probably visualized their tiny feet pointed slightly inward. In-toeing, or being “pigeon-toed,” is extremely common in small children. Usually, over time, the feet straighten themselves out, and parents have nothing to worry about. But what happens if the in-toeing doesn’t correct…(more)

Shoe shopping for kids is always an adventure. When they’re younger, they beg for shoes featuring favorite cartoon characters or those that light up while they walk. As they get older, it’s more about what’s “cool” and what all the other kids are wearing. However, no matter the age, it’s almost guaranteed that no child is thinking about how…(more)

Many of us have experienced a minor ankle sprain at one point or another, so it’s easy to dismiss this injury as something that doesn’t require a doctor’s intervention. But as Little Elm podiatrist Dr. Verville warns, an ankle sprain may seem minor, but turn into something more serious. Often, Dr. Verville doesn’t see Little Elm patients with an…(more)

For being such a relatively small part of your body, your feet can certainly experience a lot of ailments. Pain, swelling and poor circulation can all affect your feet, causing you discomfort, difficulty walking or leading to worsening conditions. But what causes these issues in the feet, and how does a foot doctor like Frisco Dr. Verville of RNV…(more)

Hammertoe is a toe deformity that typically affects the second, third, fourth and fifth toes. With hammertoe, the second joint of the toe sticks up in an unnatural position, causing the toe to look like a hammer or a claw. Hammertoe can cause pain, soreness, inflammation, redness, burning sensations and numbness in your foot and toes. It can also…(more)

Many Frisco patients put their foot health on the back burner. If their feet hurt, they dismiss it or just try to grin and bear the pain. But foot health is important, and treating foot pain or irritation can greatly improve your quality of life, prevent other injuries and even avoid the need for surgery! Read on for 10…(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)

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)