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Podiatry Treatment Areas

Dr. Shepherd is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital and equipped to handle all your podiatric needs from routine checkups to complicated surgeries. Here is a list of some of the common problems we treat, however, just because you don’t see your particular condition on the list, doesn’t mean we can’t help. Call our office to set up a consultation time.

General Foot Care Nail Fungus (view current special in sidebar)
Diabetic Foot Care Custom Orthotics
Wound Care Circulation Testing
Arch / Heel Pain Cosmetic Foot Care
Arthritis Management Foot Facial / Spa
Athlete’s Foot Microdermabrasion
Ingrown Toenail Toenail Bleaching
Bunions & Hammer Toes Sweaty Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)
Corns / Calluses

 

General Foot Care

Your feet, like other specialized structures, require specialized care. Dr. Shepherd, as a doctor of podiatric medicine, can contribute to your total health, whether it’s regular preventive care or surgical care. Self-treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major which is why it’s advisable to see a podiatric physician when any conditions occur or persist.
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Diabetic Foot Care

As a diabetic you are more prone to foot problems so it’s important to keep your feet healthy. If you have cuts or breaks in the skin, an ingrown nail, corns or calluses it is best to come in and see the doctor. It’s also advisable to come in if your foot changes color, shape, or just feels different (for example, becomes less sensitive or hurts). Seeing a podiatrist on a regular basis ensures that you maintain optimal foot health.
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Wound Care

If you experience abrasions, lacerations, rupture, puncture or penetrating wounds to your feet, please make an appointment as soon as possible. Although it is possible to treat more superficial wounds at home, if you experience excessive bleeding, evidence of infection including redness, swelling, increased pain, and pus at the wound or if there is concern that wound needs repair with stitches please contact our office and make an appointment right away.
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Arch / Heel Pain

Arch and heel pain is most often caused by stress or injury to the The plantar fascia which is a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot. If you experience chronic pain in this area we can help by evaluating your condition and developing a relevant relieving course of action. We’ll work with you for the best possible outcome.
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Arthritis Management

The pain and stiffness you feel in your feet and ankles as you grow older could be arthritis. If left untreated, this nagging pain can grow worse, eventually preventing the ability to walk. Severe arthritis can restrict your quality of life, but with proper treatment, you can slow the development of arthritis. Our goal is to help live a more productive life in spite of your arthritis.
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Athlete’s Foot

If not treated properly and promptly, athlete’s foot can be very stubborn. Even when treated with anti-fungal drugs, the infection may take several weeks to disappear and may come back after treatment. We work with you to  determine needed treatments and that you’ll find relieve from your discomfort.
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 Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is a common condition where the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe. If the pain is severe or spreading, we will take steps to relieve your discomfort and help you avoid further complications.
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Bunions & Hammer Toes

Bunions form when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from the normal profile of your foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, crowding your other toes and causing pain. Hammer toes are cause by the same risk factors as bunions but mostly occur on toes next to the large toe.
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Corns & Calluses

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you’re at risk of complications from corns and calluses.
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Nail Fungus

An infection with nail fungus may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges. We offer laser treatments to treat nail fungus
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Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are made to help correct misalignments in the foot, improve posture, or alleviate pain in the foot or leg. They are either inserted in a shoe or integrated into the shoe’s design as part of the shoe’s sole. We help fit the perfect orthotic for your needs.
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Circulation Testing

Poor circulation can lead to blueness in your extremities. Those with circulatory problems have difficulty healing from injuries, experience pain, pressure or swelling in the blockage areas. We can conduct tests to help determine if you have poor circulation and prescribe a course of treatment to help alleviate any discomfort you many have.
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Cosmetic Foot Care

Cosmetic foot care is mainly used to restore esteem, appearance and quality of life for our patients. As we age many things contribute to our feet discomfort that aren’t medical in nature, but can be alleviated for a better quality of life. We offer several options when it comes to cosmetic foot care.
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Foot Facial / Spa

As part of our cosmetic foot care offerings we offer a fabulous and luxurious Foot Facial, for both men and women, that will leave your feet baby soft and feeling fresher than ever.
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Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. We use microdermabrasion in our practice to help smooth away dead skin on the feet and legs leaving you with smooth clear new skin to enjoy.
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Toenail Bleaching

Also part of our cosmetic feet treatments is toenail bleaching. Toenails become discolored for various reasons, we offer the opportunity to clear the toenail of discoloration and allowing for clean beautiful nails.
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Sweaty Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating of the soles of the feet is known as primary focal hyperhidrosis. We treat hyperhidrosis with Botox, a safe and highly effective solution for this condition. Perspiration and odor will significantly decrease over the next few days and results will last for 4-20 months.
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