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Educational Resources

Why Barefoot Heel Pain is on the Rise

Here in our Spring and Tomball, TX, podiatric offices, we’ve noticed a trend: since March, we’ve seen so many more patients complaining of heel pain. And we aren’t the only ones who noticed. Recently, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) noted a similar increase in reports of heel pain, tying this uptick the original stay-at-home…

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Which Workouts Trigger Achilles Tendon Pain?

Did you spend quarantine binge-watching shows on your couch, and now you’re getting back into an exercise routine? Or does your work schedule keep you busy all week long, only leaving room in your schedule for weekend workouts? If so, you might be what we call a ‘weekend warrior,’ which is a term we use…

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What is Gout?

Did you know that your feet are vulnerable to arthritis, just like the rest of your body? In fact, your feet have a high risk of developing arthritis symptoms, mainly because they’re made up of 33 different joints. And, because mobility requires you to stay on your feet, developing any form of arthritis in your…

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Why You Shouldn’t Delay Foot Surgery

For so many of us, this summer will look different: your kids may be home with no camp options. You still may be working from home. Either way, with more time on your hands and less places to go, now is the perfect time to schedule that foot surgery you’ve been putting off. Here at…

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What’s Causing My Heel Pain?

“What’s causing my heel pain?” is probably the top question we hear in our Spring and Tomball podiatry practice. We’ve got lots of very active patients, and heel pain stops them in their tracks. Fortunately, our doctors have lots of tools to fight heel pain. These include custom orthotics, physical therapy, and our state-of-the-art laser therapy…

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We’ve Got the Father’s Day Gift that Dad Actually Wants!

Are you looking for that perfect Father’s Day Gift? With the time to honor father’s right around the corner, we’re celebrating the dad’s in our practice, including Dr. Bachmann, who’s a father of two, and Dr. Fiala, who’s a father of four! Of course, we also celebrate mom every day, but for right now, we want…

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How Many Shoes do you Need to Fix Your Bunion?

Have you seen the recent articles about the bunion problems of Camilla Parker Bowles (wife of Prince Charles)? Apparently, the Duchess of Cornwall has 11 pairs of Sole Bliss pumps, shoes which are designed with extra wide toes boxes and additional padding. Clearly, she’s opting to work around her bunions, instead of treating them. But…

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Heartfelt and Thankful MLS Laser Testimony

My story of my journey before I came to this office. 42 1/2 years ago as a young mother of an 8 month old daughter Alicia, who was just walking. It was June of 1973; my husband Ray and I lived in Friendswood, Texas. At that time he was working Saturdays for SWB (Southwestern Bell…

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Foot Care Advice During Pregnancy

Foot Care Advice for Soon to be Moms Foot health can be a source of anxiety for both new and expectant mothers, who may wonder about the best ways to care and cope with changes in their feet. “Pregnancy creates many changes in the body and can even affect the size of a woman’s feet,” says…

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Spend Time on the Feet to Promote Good Health

According to a recent study, office workers who spend most of their day sitting in a chair should devote at least two hours on their feet to reduce risk of heart attacks, cancer, or diabetes. The study, commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) and the Active Working Community Interest Company, suggests that office workers should…

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