Podiatry is the medical specialty focused on leg health below the knee. Related body parts include the toes, foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatrists provide diagnosis and treatment of all bones, muscles, and connective tissue (tendons, ligaments, and fascia) in the lower legs.
Your feet are amazing and very complex! Together, they contain a quarter of all the bones in your body. Each foot has 26 bones, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and many tendons and blood vessels. Despite their complexity, it isn't "normal" for your feet to hurt. But over 75% of Americans still experience some sort of foot-related discomfort1
. If your feet hurt, ARC Podiatry can help
Very few people are actually born with foot problems. It is a lack of education, awareness, and proper care (including wearing shoes that don't fit) that create problems or make them worse.
Feet reflect the body's general health. Arthritis and diabetes, as well as conditions affecting nerves and circulation, can show early symptoms in feet. So discomfort or sores on your feet can be your first sign of more serious medical problems. Make an appointment
to get your feet checked out by the team of foot experts at ARC Podiatry.
Your ARC Clinical Team
To put patient care at the center of our practice, we combine the coordinated-care and evidence-based care medical models. As partners in health with your primary doctor, we collaborate and communicate closely on your diagnosis and treatment. We provide nonsurgical treatment whenever possible, but sometimes surgery becomes necessary. We keep current on medical publications so that when surgery is needed, you get the most current, effective treatment available.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Trauma of the Foot & Ankle, Fractures, Dislocations
- Tendon or Ligament Ruptures
- Arthritic Conditions of the Foot/Ankle
- Rheumatoid Derangements, Osteoarthritis, etc.
- Dermatological Conditions, Tinea, Pedis, Onychomycosis, Eczema, etc.
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Diabetic Risk Assessment
- Foot Care, including Ulcers
- Sports-Related Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Soft Tissue Lesions of the Foot/Ankle Bunions/Hammertoes
- Neuromas, Fibromas, Warts
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures
Podiatric services include all surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the foot and ankle for both adults and children.
In evaluating and diagnosing foot problems, podiatrists perform a comprehensive examination. Further tests may be required and e-rays or blood studies may be performed. Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan is presented; this plan might include:
- Oral medication
- Locally injected medication
- Devices to assure proper foot alignment
- Casting or other forms of immobilization
- Physical Therapy
Additional Podiatry Information
Public Opinion Research on Foot Health and Care, American Podiatric Medical Association (Sept 2010), p.7
Locations & Providers
6811 Austin Center Blvd Suite 300
Austin, TX 78731
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Kyle, TX 78640
940 Hesters Crossing
Round Rock, TX 78681
3816 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78704
1807 Slaughter Lane Suite 490
Austin, TX 78748