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Newsflash

At the South Texas Foot Institute we use a variety of treatment techniques, including general care of the skin and nails, the use of specialized insoles ("orthoses") to improve the way people walk, physical therapies and surgery of the foot.

News and Updates

Diabetic socks are advertised as a relatively inexpensive way to protect the feet. They offer benefits such as moisture control and seamless toes. However, medical professionals maintain that specialty socks for diabetics are not necessary.

Foot Surgery Need Not Be Frightening

Innovations in podiatric surgery in recent years have made it far more effective and inviting than it has been in the past. Surgery is often the best choice to fix conditions like bunions, melanomas, hammertoes, neuromas and tendon problems. Recent innovations have improved podiatrists' ability to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on foot and ankle conditions. For example:

-- There's a machine that allows doctors to look into the foot's deep tissue structure to get a sense of how well the blood is flowing. This lets them identify what's going on, diagnose patients early and predict surgery outcomes. -- In addition, there's a new locking plate that dynamically compresses bones after foot-bone-fusion operations to relieve arthritis pain.

-- And a collagen wrap has been developed for protecting nerves in the foot and ankle from scar tissue following surgery or after they've been crushed or partially severed. Surgery is a good option whenever foot or ankle pain fails to improve through other treatments, and when it curtails your ability to lead a normal daily life. This includes an inability to wear shoes comfortably.

Routine foot surgery usually takes an hour to an hour and a half - though reconstructive surgery and repairing severe injuries can take much longer. The patient, whose best chances for a successful outcome are with a board-certified podiatrist, is completely sedated, so no there's no pain. Afterward, however, there can be some pain, as with every surgical procedure. It's usually managed by readily available pain medications, both prescription and over the counter.

The South Texas Foot Institute provides all aspects of podiatry care to all age groups. We are conveniently located in San Antonio, Texas.

Should you be seeing a podiatrist? There are a variety of reasons why you might need to see a podiatrist at the South Texas Foot Institute. Examples include regular "maintenance" of the feet, treatment of isolated or recurring problems with the feet, walking or running problems, and assessment of those who are at increased risk of having problems with the feet and lower limbs (for example, people with diabetes).

 

Are you suffering from bunions or painful toes?

Do you need treatment for bunions or bunion surgery?

Dr. Bhavesh Shah is a specialist in the treatment of bunions.

Call today for a consultation

(210) 928-FOOT (3668)

Women's obsession with shoes are an enigma. And a foot is hardly an after thought--especially when it comes to high fashion. And that's why women who aren't happy their pedal appearance, are doing anything to put their best foot forward. A big trend these days is cosmetic foot surgery

Podiatric surgery involves procedures both simple and complex: hammertoe to tendon repair, skin biopsy to ankle arthroscopy, bunion correction to flat foot reconstruction. Surgery is often necessary treatment for relief of many painful foot deformities and traumatic injuries.

When should you consider foot or ankle surgery? We suggest:
  • When you experience more painful days than non-painful days.
  • When conservative treatments have failed to give adequate relief.
  • When your foot pain stops you from doing the things that you need or want to do.