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Educational Resources

Arch Pain and Heel Pain: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

If arch pain or heel pain makes you miserable, you want answers. And our Louetta Foot and Ankle specialists are here to help. That was the case for our patient Rev. Frieda K., who recently shared: “I visited Dr. Anum Dhukani… My visit with her was excellent. She told me what to do to have…

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Avoid Chronic Plantar Fasciitis with Early Treatment

When you have heel pain, a small problem can become chronic plantar fasciitis if you don’t seek early treatment. But what is plantar fasciitis? And what are your treatment options? Let’s take a closer look! What is plantar fasciitis? This term describes inflammation of the plantar fascia. (That’s the thick band of tissue at the…

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If I Can Walk, Does That Mean My Foot Isn’t Broken?

Did you know that you can walk with a broken foot, but doing so could make your injury worse? Well, it’s true. While many people believe that being able to walk means you haven’t done much damage to your foot, that’s simply not the case. So, how can you tell if you’ve broken your foot?…

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Prevent Running Injuries with Simple Precautions

Hoping to prevent running injuries? Taking certain precautions can help you steer clear of these injuries. Let’s take a closer look. Preventing Running Injuries: Surface Matters First, avoid running on certain surface types. Training on cement and downhill ramps can increase your risk for foot and knee injuries because of the impact of your foot fall…

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Here’s How to Diagnose and Treat a Stress Fracture

Here in Spring, TX, we’re a year-round running city—and that means we always worry about stress fractures.  Especially after extended shut downs, so many of us will be getting back to gyms, runs or even long walks. And, while that’s wonderful news for your overall health, it could also mean a rise in overuse injuries…

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5 Moves (and One Tip) to Beat Flat Feet Problems

Most people have a visible arch in their feet; if you don’t, you might have flat feet problems. With this condition, one or both of your feet have no visible arch when you’re standing. This can lead to foot or heel pain, as well as other concerns. Luckily, the podiatrists at Louetta Foot and Ankle…

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How to Lower Your Achilles Tendon Injury Risk

If you’re an athlete playing on turf, or you’re a serious runner, you’re probably worried about getting an Achilles tendon injury. After all, earlier this year, Aaron Rodgers of the NFL’s NY Jets showed us how serious this kind of injury can be, when his tendon ruptured, taking him out of the game for the…

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Why Treating Neuropathy Could Save Your Life

With diabetes, high blood sugar can damage your nerves, causing neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is painful. It leaves your feet numb, tingling or with shooting pain. Many providers have a hard time treating neuropathy. But in our Spring and Tomball, TX podiatry practices, we can treat neuropathy. And we have many different treatment options. Just ask…

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What is a Medical Pedicure and Who Needs One?

If you’ve seen our medispa in the office, you may be wondering what is a medical pedicure? Simply put, it’s a pampering procedure designed to protect and enhance your foot health. UNlike some spa treatments, a medi-pedi places more focus on your skin and nail health. Yet, during your pedicure at our medi-spa, you’ll enjoy…

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Got heel pain? Bursitis could be to blame

Here in our Spring Hill and Tomball podiatry practices, we see many patients whose heel pain is caused by bursitis. But what is bursitis? And how can we treat this condition to relieve your discomfort? Here’s what you need to know! What is bursitis? If you have bursitis, that means you’ve developed inflammation in the…

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