Feet are some of our hardest working body parts, and often get overlooked—but not at South Texas Foot Institute. Firm believers that treatment begins with education, the team takes pride in offering detailed, progressive treatments for a range of foot and lower-leg issues. Patients come to the institute for everything from regular maintenance of the feet to walking or running problems to medical issues relating to conditions such as diabetes. Treatments utilize cutting edge technology and procedures, helping patients with maladies such as heel or ankle pain, fungal problems, bunions, and tendonitis. The doctor also specializes in pediatric care, offering treatments to correct early-occurring issues and help children develop properly.
Dr. Gary Prant can tell a lot from the way a person walks. As he explains it, one?s gait can reveal how the foot compensates for a lack of motion or for structural problems. With his findings, Dr. Prant can work with feet and joints, realigning the foot so his patients can walk comfortably without surgery or only going places via swimming. He calls this therapy foot manipulation, and it is just one of the nonsurgical options he offers at Arbor Foot Health Center. His many foot-wellness methods?which incorporate lasers, ultrasounds, and x-ray imaging?can treat several foot-centric issues, including sprains, athlete?s foot, gout, hammertoes, warts, and toenail fungus. He also custom fits orthotics and curates a stock of heel cushions, shoe sprays, and corn pads at his center?s foot store.
Precision Podiatry's foot-focused physicians take a conservative and informed approach to podiatric medicine. Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Dr. Brenda Cohen, and Dr. Jon Smedley each strive to find the treatments that will set patients back on their feet as soon as possible, often harnessing podiatric technologies—such as lasers and orthotics—that offer alternatives to surgery or traveling via somersaults. For serious ailments, the doctors call on their years of training to perform more involved procedures such as reconstructive surgery and bunion removal.