Podiatry2019-04-15T13:51:41+00:00

Podiatry

Foot and ankle conditions can have a significant impact on your ability to perform daily activities. Our podiatrist, Dr. Shane Brown, uses non-surgical and surgical techniques to help patients regain pain-free mobility and promote better foot health.

We treat conditions such as:

Bunions

A bunion is a painful bump that forms on the inside edge of your toe. It occurs when your big toe points toward your second toe, which can be caused by abnormal bones in your foot or by wearing narrow-toed shoes.

Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a deformity where the front of the toe points downward, much like a claw. It is normally caused by wearing shoes that are too tight. The toe then becomes bent and the muscles and tendons in the toe shorten.

Plantar Fasciitis (heel/arch pain)

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue on the bottom of the foot becomes swollen or inflamed. This tissue, called the plantar fascia, connects the heel bone to the toes and forms the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic foot conditions.

Achilles Tendinitis

The tendon that connects the bone of your heel to your calf muscle is called your Achilles tendon. Another common cause of foot and ankle pain is Achilles tendinitis. It occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed, often due to overuse in athletes or arthritis in middle-aged and older adults. The accompanying pain and swelling near the bottom of your foot can cause pain in your heel.

Bone Spurs

A bony protrusion that forms on the bottom of the bone at your heel is called a bone spur. Bone spurs can be caused by a number of things, including repeated strain on the ligaments and muscles of the foot. They often develop in athletes, especially runners and joggers, and individuals who wear shoes that don’t fit correctly. Obesity can also be a factor in the development of bone spurs.

Ingrown Toenails

When the edge of your toenail grows into the soft skin of your toe it results in an ingrown toenail. This painful condition sometimes leads to infection. It is most common in the big toe but can occur in any toe. Common causes of ingrown toenails are shoes that are too tight and improperly trimmed toenails.

Other Conditions

  • Skin and nail conditions
  • Diabetic foot issues (foot ulcers, infection management)
  • Foot injuries (breaks and sprains)

Surgical procedures are performed at TMC Bonham Hospital by surgeons from Bonham Surgical Clinic. Their office is located at 1211 E. 6th Street, Suite 120, behind the hospital.

Location and Hours

Bonham Surgical Clinic
1211 E. 6th St., Suite 120
Bonham, TX 75418
903-583-0020
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Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon