You depend on your feet every day to get around. So when something goes wrong, it’s a big deal. At the Valley Baptist Foot Care Institute, we offer specialized care for foot and ankle pain to help prevent severe disabilities or even amputations. Whether your pain is caused by diabetes, a broken bone, a sprain or another condition, we focus on early intervention, patient education, and pain relief. We’re here for you with the expertise and compassion that makes us a community built on care.
The Valley Baptist Foot Care Team
Our dedicated foot care team comprises board-certified podiatrists, specially-trained nurses, and technicians. These professionals work in collaboration with your primary care doctor to provide you compassionate, personalized care. Additionally, our administrative staff will guide you through the different stages of the care process, providing the assistance and support you need every step of the way.
Services We Offer
At the Valley Baptist Foot Care Institute, we provide diagnostic solutions, care services and foot pain treatment options including:
Treatment of foot & ankle injuries
Diabetic foot care
Bioengineered skin substitutes
Cast application for foot and ankle-related issues
Onsite foot and ankle X-rays and MRI scans
Common Foot Conditions We Treat
Our foot care team is eager to help you detect health conditions early to help you avoid more significant problems later on.
Charcot foot deformity
Fasciitis (swelling or tenderness of the soles of the foot)
Failed past surgery issues
Ingrown and fungal toenails
Neuropathy or tingling in the foot (procedure to restore nerves damaged by neuropathy)
Pain from past trauma
Wounds or infections
What Is the Cause of Foot Pain?
Foot pain may be caused by several factors and conditions such as the following:
A congenital foot deformity
Ankle or knee problems
Standing for extended periods
Calluses or corns
Fallen arches (flat feet)
Heel spurs or Achilles tendinitis
Nerve damage from diabetes
Shoes that fit poorly or lack cushioning
What Is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist or doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) is a doctor who provides care specifically for ankles, feet and related leg structures. Like other doctors, podiatrists complete four years of education and clinical training in a podiatric medical school and three years of residency training in a hospital or clinic.
Podiatrists can specialize in various healthcare fields, such as wound care, diabetic care, pediatrics, sports medicine and surgery. They can become board-certified with advanced training, clinical experience and passing exams provided by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
What Is the Difference Between a Podiatrist and an Orthopedist?
Orthopedists and podiatrics overlap in some care areas, specifically for the foot and ankle, but their training is different. Orthopedists are trained to diagnose and treat various conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments throughout the body. Whereas a podiatrist has finished extensive training focused on providing care specifically for the feet, ankles and connecting parts of the legs.
When it comes to foot and ankle care, an orthopedist focuses on the foot and ankle’s bones, joints and soft tissues, while a podiatrist also focuses on the biomechanics and dermatology.
When to See a Podiatrist in Brownsville or Harlingen
We recommend that you see a podiatrist in Bronwsville or Harlingen if you experience any of the following:
Decreased mobility or inability to walk
We also recommend that you visit a podiatrist in Brownsville or Harlingen if you have health conditions that may increase your risk for a foot problem, such as the following:
High cholesterol levels
Poor blood circulation
When to Seek Emergency Care
Please call 911 or ask someone to bring you to the emergency room if you have any of the following symptoms lasting one or more days:
An open sore, wound or ulcer on your foot
Foot pain following an injury, especially if your foot is bruising, bleeding or unable to support your weight
Foot pain if you have diabetes or a disease that affects blood flow
Redness or swelling of the joints
Signs of infection (tenderness, warmth, redness or a fever)
Sudden and severe foot pain
Schedule an Appointment with a Podiatrist in Brownsville or Harlingen
Are you suffering from foot or ankle pain? Please do not delay care. Our podiatrists in Brownsville and Harlingen provide foot pain treatment with safe, compassionate care. Schedule an appointment with one of our foot doctors for proper diagnosis or treatment.
See our locations and contact information below:
Foot Care Institute Valley Baptist Medical Center—Brownsville Edelstein Professional Building
800 W. Jefferson St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Foot Care Institute Valley Baptist Medical Center—Harlingen Medical Arts Pavilion
2121 Pease Street, Suite 201
Harlingen, Texas 78550
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