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Minimally Invasive 3D Bunion Surgery Dec 2nd, 2020

Minimally Invasive 3D Bunion Surgery Bunion deformities, known officially as hallux abductovalgus deformity, is a painful misalignment of the big toe joint.  There have been many procedures developed to treat this over the years.  Recent advancements allow surgical treatment with smaller incisions, faster recovery times and often minimal pain. Bunions...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 31st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What Is A Podiatrist? Feb 7th, 2020

What is a Podiatrist? A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and...

Ten Things You Should Know Feb 7th, 2020

TEN IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR FOOT AND ANKLE SPECIALIST Does your foot and ankle specialist fully understand your needs? Is your foot and ankle specialist Board Certified? Does your podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist use the latest technology and equipment? Do they recommend treatment besides...

PREVENTING FALLS IN THE ELDERLY – THE ROLE OF PODIATRY Mar 22nd, 2018

A major source of injury in the elderly is falling.  It is estimated that nearly 40,000 falls each day occur in the US alone with over 14 million US adults aged 65 and older experience a fall each year.  Statistics gathered in 2010 show that such falls cost the US...

FOOT ORTHOTICS Sep 25th, 2017

The term “orthotic” is defined as an external device used to modify function of a body part.  It generally applies to professionally made or prescription devices but is also used loosely by non-medical personnel to define a large range of over the counter products.True prescription custom foot orthotics are designed to modify...

FOOT AND ANKLE INJURIES SAN ANTONIO | SOUTHTEXASPODIATRIST.COM Aug 14th, 2016

A foot and ankle injury that needs to heal, a surgery that one need recover from, are strongly dependent on the body’s ability to heal. Dr. Ed Davis utilizes state of the art surgical techniques to ensure fast healing but ultimately, the patient’s health will determine how fast and how...

OUR AFFILIATIONS Jul 21st, 2016

Dr. Ed Davis is pleased to announce affiliation with US Neuropathy Centers.  US Neuropathy Centers is composed of a network of doctors focused on the use of the latest technology in the treatment of nerve pain in the lower extremity caused by peripheral neuropathy.Dr. Davis is a member of the Academy of...

WORK RELATED INJURIES, WORK RELATED CLAIMS AND WORKER'S COMPENSATION Feb 25th, 2016

Dr. Ed Davis at South Texas Podiatrist has over 30 years of experience in the treatment of work related foot and ankle injuries.Job related injuries are injuries that occur at the workplace or, possibly off the workplace, if the injured worker was performing duties for the employer related to work duties. For...

INFORMATION ABOUT PLANTAR FIBROMATOSIS Dec 21st, 2015

Plantar fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose disease, is a condition in which pain nodules of scar-like tissue develop on the bottoms of the feet, most often in the arch area.  The plantar fascia, the supporting ligament of the arch may form small tears which heal with scar tissue.  That scar...

OSTEOPOROSIS AND STRESS FRACTURES IN FEMALE ATHLETES Oct 2nd, 2015

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become more brittle and porous due loss of mineralization. It can lead to pathologic fractures or stress fractures which can sideline even well conditioned athletes.There are a number of reasons that osteoporosis can occur including genetic factors, hormonal imbalance, menopause and dietary issues....

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY Aug 21st, 2015

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT involves the medical use of oxygen to treat patients. Oxygen is supplied at higher than normal atmospheric pressure.Historically, HBOT was used to treat decompression sickness or “the bends” which is a painful condition that potentially occurs when a scuba diver ascends to the surface of...

FOOT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY Jun 25th, 2015

There are a number of changes that occur to the body during pregnancy including the foot and ankle. Three changes that occur include: 1) Weight gain during pregnancy.  This can place more pressure on the feet.2) Changes in the way weight is distributed.  Weight is transferred more lower and forward, that is,...

HOW DOES SHOEGEAR AFFECT HEEL AND ARCH PAIN? Jun 25th, 2015

Plantar fasciitis is the main cause of heel and arch pain. The plantar fascia is a large ligamentous structure that runs from the heel bone to the bases of the toes. It provides support to the arch and middle of the foot and acts as a “spring” to provide additional power...

DEALING WITH ACHILLES TENDONITIS Feb 16th, 2015

If you have Achilles tendon pain, then you might have a bigger problem than you realize. Achilles Tendonitis is a serious problem, since the Achilles tendons are the bands of tissue that connect the heel to the rest of the leg. This is what is responsible for the walking and...