Patient Education
Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Our Services
... In-Office Minor Surgical Procedures In-Office Physical Therapy In-Office X-Ray Cold Laser Therapy with K-Laser MicroVas Therapy Cosmetic Toenail Restoration Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bone Spurs Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes​ Neuroma​ Plantar Fasciitis ​ Stress Fractures           NAILS & SKIN Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts Wounds and Ulcers     DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Peripheral Neuropathy​   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR​​ Orthotics   SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Treatment for Pain Management​   WOMEN/CHILDREN/SENIORS & EXERCISE Children’s Feet Overuse​  

In-Office X-Ray
... X-rays are a beneficial tool in a number of foot and ankle conditions, including: fractures, dislocations, arthritis, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain/plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, bone spurs, flat feet, high arched feet, ankle pain and many more...

The Foot Store
... Please click on the following links to learn more about our products: Spira Footwear Brooks Footwear Aetrex Footwear CoLig-10 Natural Anti-Inflammatory Neuropathy Products Emollients / Skin Rehydrators Anti-perspirants / Foot Odor Products Pain Creams, Gels, & Oils Pads, Cushions, & Socks Wound Gel Anti-fungal Medications Diabetic Footwear Bunions/Hammertoes/Heel Pain/Splints

Arch Supports / Shoe Devices / Stretching Devices
... Possible uses for the pads include: Calluses Bunions Warts Blisters Product may be worn with dress or casual shoes...

Bunions/Hammertoes/Heel Pain/Splints
...Bunions are caused by a partial dislocation of the joint, leading to cartilage wear and arthritis...

Do High Heels cause Bunions?
...The largest determining factor in the development of bunions and hammertoes is genetic inheritance of a foot type...

Bunions
...Though many bunions are not painful, as they get worse they can become more and more painful, which leads to difficulty in walking and doing the normal activities of life...

What Are Bunions?
... Bunions develop due to prolonged abnormal pressure or motion on your big toe joint, most often caused by inherited structural defects, poor-fitting shoes, foot injuries, or congenital deformities...

Metatarsalgia
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
...Serious foot ailments, such as bunions or hammertoes, should be checked by our office before you begin your exercise regimen...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...In fact, shoes that fit poorly or have high heels frequently cause foot problems, including calluses, corns, bunions, and blisters, just to name a few...

What You Need to Know About Bunions
At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center in McKinney and Prosper, TX, our podiatrists see many patients with bunions...

Importance of Diabetic Foot Checks
... Things like bunions, hammertoes, bone spurs, dry skin, cracked web spaces, blisters, corns and calluses can all lead to ulcers to the feet...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...If the pain gets worse with reduced exercise and rest, stop training and visit your podiatrist Aside from stress fractures which often occur from overtraining, additional foot problems you may experience include: Toenail problems, including ingrown and fungus Heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis Achilles tendon and calf pain Toe pain, such as bunions Shin splints Before you start training, our practice recommends visiting a podiatrist for a complete evaluation of your lower extremities...

Foot and Ankle Injuries in Soccer
...  Shoes also have an important role in the sport, “too small and you can have issues with bunions, neuromas, hammer toes and calluses...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Foot Bumps
... Learn more about the causes of foot bumps: Bunions Tailor's Bunion Accessory Navicular Syndrome Haglunds Deformity

Foot Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

Hammertoes
... Often patients with hammertoe have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Bunions Capsulitis of the Second Toe Gout Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lumps
... For more information, visit Bunions, Tailor's Bunion, Accessory Navicular Syndrome, Haglunds Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Ganglion Cyst...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Tailor's Bunion
...Tailor’s bunions are not as common as bunions, which occur on the inside of the foot, but they are similar in symptoms and causes...

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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed