Foot Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our experienced foot doctors are dedicated to providing exceptional care for a wide range of foot conditions and injuries. Your feet are intricate structures that support your entire body weight and enable you to walk, run, and stand. When foot problems arise, they can significantly impact your daily life and overall well-being.
Signs You Need a Foot Doctor's Strength of Experience
Foot conditions can develop due to various factors, including genetics, lifestyle, overuse, and underlying health issues. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a foot condition or injury:
  • Ankle or foot pain when not bearing weight
  • Change in sensation or color of your skin or toenail
  • Difficulty walking
  • Foot or ankle pain in addition to pain in your lower leg
  • Numbness in the foot
  • Stiffness or weakness
  • Swelling in the foot or ankle
  • Toenail is growing into your skin and causing pain
Foot, ankle, and heel pain as well as any of the above symptoms can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your foot, ankle, or heel pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with an ankle surgeon or foot doctor. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Bunion
  • Foot deformity
  • Fracture
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprain
  • Tendon injury
  • Tendonitis

Our Foot Doctors

Ryan P. Mulligan

, M.D.

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Our Foot & Ankle Center Can Help You
Built upon the knowledge and experience of our ankle and foot doctors, our Foot & Ankle Center provides our patients with exceptional ankle and foot care as well as comprehensive education. When you visit our Foot & Ankle Center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized ankle and foot care. Our doctors are committed to continuing their education as well as using the latest evidence-based treatments and surgical techniques to provide our patients with advanced orthopedic care. To provide an accurate diagnosis of your ankle or foot issue, our doctors will perform an evaluation as well as order tests, such as X-rays. Once the cause of your ankle or foot problem has been determined, our foot doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery. These treatments may include diabetic foot care, physical therapy, custom orthotics, or anti-inflammatory medication. If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your condition or injury, our orthopedic surgeons will develop a surgical plan that is right for you. If surgery is recommended for your ankle or foot problem, our foot and ankle surgeons are some of the most highly skilled surgeons and offer a broad range of foot and ankle surgeries. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:
  • Bunion correction surgery
  • Flatfoot correction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Tendon transfer

There’s an Orthopedic Specialist Near You

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic foot specialist?

    While both podiatrists and orthopedic foot specialists treat foot conditions, podiatrists focus solely on the foot, ankle, and related structures, while orthopedic foot specialists are orthopedic surgeons who have additional training in foot and ankle surgery. Podiatrists typically handle more common foot issues, while orthopedic foot specialists may treat more complex conditions or injuries.

  • How can I prevent foot problems?

    To help prevent foot problems, wear properly fitting shoes, maintain a healthy weight, practice good foot hygiene, and stretch regularly. If you have underlying health conditions that affect your feet, such as diabetes, work closely with your healthcare provider to manage these conditions and prevent complications.

  • When should I see a foot doctor?

    If you experience persistent foot pain, notice changes in the appearance of your feet or toenails, have difficulty walking or standing, or have a foot injury that doesn't improve with home care, it's important to consult with a foot doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

  • Are custom orthotics really necessary?

    Custom orthotics can be highly beneficial for individuals with certain foot conditions, such as flat feet, high arches, or plantar fasciitis. These custom-made shoe inserts provide personalized support and correction for your specific foot structure and can help alleviate pain, improve function, and prevent further damage.

  • How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?

    Recovery time after foot surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Minor surgeries may require a few weeks of recovery, while more complex procedures may take several months. Your foot doctor will provide a personalized recovery timeline and guide you through the post-operative care process to ensure optimal healing and results.