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If you currently own a pair of custom molded orthotics prescribed by us, you can now purchase a second pair for a discounted price of $245! *
 
Having a second pair of custom orthotics is a great option for:
  • A thinner, narrower orthotic that can fit easier into dress shoes, cleats, ice skates, golf shoes, etc.
  • Kids always have their orthotics in their athletic shoes.
  • Convenience of not having to constantly switch your orthotics between shoes. 
 
This is a limited time offer that will end
August 31, 2021 so call us now to get your second pair!
 
Steps to taking advantage of this special promotion:
  1. Call our office at 972-542-2155, press 0.
  2. Mention the email you received.
  3. Our staff will take it from there.

 

As always, we take pride in being your first choice for your foot and ankle needs. If you have any other questions or concerns please give us a call. 

Thanks for your time and have a wonderful day.
 
Sincerely,
 
Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Team
972-542-2155

(EPAT) Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, also known as Shockwave.

It is an advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method that is cleared by the FDA. 

The pressure waves stimulate metabolism, enhance circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damages tissue gradually regenerates and heals. It is performed in the office. 

EPAT is a very successful alternative to surgery for Chronic Achilles pain. 

Some other conditions EPAT treats include: 

-Plantar fasciiits

-Neuromas

-Tripgger points

-Plantar Plate

-Neuropathy

-Arthritis

 

Benefits:

Non-invasive

no anesthesia

nor risk of infection

no down time

no scarring

 

There are Virtually no risks.  In some cases there may be mild soreness after treatment. 

It is performed in-office. Coupling gel is applied to the specified treatment area. EPAT pressure waves. You can walk immediately and return to normal activity the next day. 

If you experiencing foot and ankle pain please schedual a consultation today.

Sincerely,

Advanced Foot and Ankle

972.542.2155

June 15, 2021
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With age, many people experience changes in their feet and their ability to care for there own feet. This may include a change in foot shape, a loss of the fatty pads that cushion the bottom of the feet, thinner, drier skin, and brittle nails. You could even develop arthritis and pain. 

As the feet change, they naturally develop more problems. But aching feet are not a natural part of ageing, or something that should be tolerated or considered normal. There are many things you can do now to prevent foot problems as your feet (and you) age. You can help relieve pain, improve comfort and keep the spring in your step.

Taking good care of your feet has many benefits, including increasing your comfort, limiting the possibility of additional health issues, and keeping you active and mobile. The following tips can help keep feet feeling and looking their best into the Golden Years-Hopefully not the Rusty Years!

  • Choose proper-fitting shoes with adequate support, a firm sole and a soft upper for your everyday activities.
  • Killer Shoes for Killer occasions-- not for the supermarket!
  • Walk—it’s the best exercise for your feet.
  • Avoid going barefoot, yes even in the house, average people do thousands of steps a day in their homes.
  • Never cut corns or calluses on your own, we recommend the use of a specific buffing pad that is effective and safe- even for diabetic patients.
  • Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water with a mild soap, make sure you wash and DRY between your toes.
  • Moisturize daily- but not between your toes.
  • Trim and file toenails straight across.
  • If you have any peeling or suspect any athlethes foot or nail fungus it is important to have it treated. 
  • Inspect your feet daily. If you notice redness, cracks in the skin or strange sores, please consult us.
  • Have your feet examined at least once a year.

There are literally hundreds of different foot ailments. Some are inherited, but for older folks most foot conditions stem from the impact of years of wear and tear. The good news is that even among people in their retirement years, many foot problems can be treated successfully.

Never ignore the natural changes that aging brings.  Since feet are referred to as the “mirror of health,” podiatrists are often the first to identify signs of systemic diseases, such as diabetes and arthritis. Regular visits can help prevent foot problems and alleviate pain to keep you active for life. 

Thank you.

Sincerly,

Advanced Foot and Ankle

972.542.2155

 

Foot care is something that is important to your overall well-being and is something that is often overlooked. There are some basic guidelines you can follow in order to keep your feet healthy and feeling good.

1. Don’t ignore unusual pain. If you are feeling a  pain in your foot, it’s important you investigate it. See your podiatrist. They can help identify the source and develop a treatment plan to make sure that your feet are healthy.

2. Inspect your feet regularly. It’s easy to ignore irregularities around your feet, which is why it’s important to keep an eye on them. It’s important to be sure that there aren’t any drastic changes in color or temperature, and to make sure that your toenails aren’t too thick or discolored and that you dont have a rash.  Also be sure to pay attention to cracks or cuts in the skin, and to make sure that there aren’t any growths on your feet.

3. Keep proper foot hygiene. It’s important to wash your feet regularly, even between the toes, The soap does not just get down there on its own! Make sure that your feet totally dry before putting on socks and shoes, especially between your toes. It’s also important to regularly trim toenails. Be careful to only trim nails straight across and not into the sides or corners to avoid ingrown toenails. If you are a person with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems, be sure to go to your podiatrist when trimming toenails in order to avoid infection.

4. Get proper fitting shoes. When purchasing shoes, try to go later in the day when your feet are at their largest and make sure to replace worn out shoes. Make sure that the shoes you pick are the correct shoe for whatever activities you are engaging in. Also, it’s important to not wear the same pair of shoes or socks multiple days in a row.

5. Avoid walking barefoot. When walking around barefoot, your feet are more prone to injury.

6. Don’t forget your feet! When wearing sandals, it’s very important to apply sunscreen to your feet as well as the rest of your body!

Following these guidelines will help keep your feet happy and healthy, and in turn help your overall well-being!

Sincerely,

Advanced Foot & Ankle

972.542.2155

Spring Has Sprung!

 

To Celebrate Spring, we are going to raffle a FREE iRobot Smart Vacuum Cleaner!

 

The iRobot Roomba i3 is a smart vacuum that will help with your busy life and make spring cleaning easier than ever! Just by using your phone or even your voice, the Roomba will do all the dirty work for you! It will even find it's way back to the base to recharge when needed.

 

 

 

This vacuum retails for $400 but we will be giving it away with a FREE raffle! 

To enter in the FREE raffle, simply leave a review for us on the following sites: Google, Facebook or Healthgrades.

To make it even easier for you to enter, the links are available below!

 

Once you have left a review, your name will then go into our raffle!



The drawing will be on June 25th, 2021 so be sure to get your review in before then.

 

If you have any questions about this giveaway or any other foot or ankle issues, please call us at 972-542-2155!

 

 

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