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Educational Resources

3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Bunions

If you’re ready to treat bunions, you aren’t alone. In fact, about 33% of American adults have one. [i] (And that rate goes up if bunions run in your family, because they tend to be genetic.) So, if you have a big bump on the side of your foot, whether or not it hurts, it…

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When do I need a Foot X-ray?

Foot injuries hurt, but when do you need a foot x-ray? Because there are so many bones, ligaments and nerves in your feet, even stubbing your toe causes lots of pain. So, how can you tell if a sore foot needs an x-ray? And why is it important to come in and see us, even…

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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 turf toe and how do we treat it at the podiatrist?

We’ve been hearing a lot about turf toe since Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs lost the Super Bowl. But do you know what a turf toe injury involves? Or what treatment will fix this sports injury? Today, we’ll take you through all the info you need to know. What is turf toe?  When…

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How Ballet Dancers Can Avoid Sickled Feet

If you’re a dancer, you’ve probably heard warnings about sickled feet. After all, dancers are serious athletes, so they have to worry about sports injuries of the foot. Now, some injuries will happen suddenly, and are hard to avoid. That’s often the case with dancer’s toes…just ask Hailey R, who recently shared, “Dr. Fiala was…

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Who Should I see for a Broken Foot?

When you think you have a broken foot or ankle, you might head to the emergency room for x-rays. But guess what? That’s actually not your best treatment option. At the emergency room, you’ll probably face a long wait for x-rays. And then, the technician reading your film likely won’t be a foot and ankle…

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Why Do I Have Pain on Top of my Foot?

Why do I have pain on top of my foot, you ask? Well, there are so many bones, tendons and muscles in your foot. So, the answer is: many things could create that top of foot pain. Now, today, we’ll walk you through the many reasons you may have pain on top of your foot.…

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How Often Should Diabetics See a Podiatrist?

When should diabetics see a podiatrist? Well, when you’re diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important to put together a diabetic care team. What kind of specialists should be on that team? Diabetics should regularly see their primary care physician. Plus an endocrinologist, vascular physician, ophthalmologist, nutritionist as well as a diabetic counselor. And, of course, your…

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Our Podiatrist’s Guide to Healthy Winter Feet

While our Texas weather is fairly mild, it’s still tough to maintain healthy winter feet. As  temperatures drop, you may turn on the heat in your home, leaving you with dry skin that can crack your heels.  You’ll also likely run into a rainy day or two. So you may be wearing those rubber Hunter…

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What Causes Inside of Foot Pain?

When you’re experiencing inside of foot pain, you want relief. But before we can help your feet feel better, we have to determine the true source of your foot pain. So we can target your treatment and keep you walking comfortably. Fortunately, getting to the bottom of your foot pain is what we do best.…

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