|Podiatry handles the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the foot, ankle, and lower leg. The podiatrists at Methodist McKinney Hospital specialize in treatment and diagnosis of conditions that affect the foot.||
Kellvan Cheng, MD
Reza Mobarak, DPM
Dr. Jeffrey Radack, MD
Dr. Christina Salcher, MD
Podiatry is a specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the feet, ankles and lower legs. The podiatry experts at Methodist McKinney Hospital specialize in conditions that affect the feet. The podiatry doctors work to return our patients to pain-free mobility and better podiatry health. Because feet play such an important role in daily living it's important to make well-informed choices. This is especially important for people with diabetes.
Doctors that specialize in podiatry often work in conjunction with specialists of sports medicine and orthopedics. Those trained to perform podiatry surgery receive four years of undergraduate college education, four years of education at one of the eight accredited podiatry-focused medical colleges and then attend two to three years of a hospital residency program to further explore the topic of podiatry.
At Methodist McKinney Hospital the podiatry specialists offer the following services: bunionectomy (correction hallux valgus), osteotomy, hammertoe correction, excision of neuroma and metatarsectomy. Hammertoe podiatry surgery corrects a toe that's curled because of a bend in the middle joint of a toe. Another podiatry surgery called mallet toe correction corrects a curl in the upper joint of a toe. Podiatry surgery helps to correct the unnatural bending of the toe by using an incision to release the toe. A bunionectomy is another podiatry surgery that uses an incision to remove or realign the soft tissue and bone in an enlarged joint of the big toe. This podiatry surgery may be necessary to relieve pain and restore normal alignment to the joint. In cases of severe deformity, the podiatry surgery may include stabilization of the joint using small wires, screws, stitches or plates. Morton's neuroma is a growth that develops as a result of a pinched nerve, typically between the third and fourth toes. Podiatry surgery can relieve the pressure on the nerve or completely remove the troublesome nerve. The podiatry surgery can help decrease the swelling and persistent pain.
Only a podiatry specialist trained in the treatment of foot and ankle problems should perform a podiatry surgery. The podiatry specialists at Methodist McKinney Hospital recommended that patients research any podiatry procedure in addition to discussing the procedure with a specialist of podiatry before committing to any kind of podiatry surgery.
We understand that hindrances of the feet can have an incredible impact on daily life and activity. Our podiatrists strive to quickly return patients to pain-free mobility and better podiatric health.
Our common podiatric procedures include:
- Bunionectomy (Correction Hallux Valgus)
- Hammertoe Correction
- Excision of Neuroma