As all of you, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to bring everyone up to speed on our plan over the next several weeks to months as this is an ever-changing situation. As a trusted and leading health care provider, our goal is to ensure you can continue receiving care with the confidence that we have taken every precaution necessary regarding your safety while in our offices.
We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you the very best of care. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable and rewarding office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will ensure a pleasant visit.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality services to our patients and community in the most cost effective manner. We are specialists in the care of all foot and ankle conditions. We believe that prompt diagnosis, early intervention, and prevention are essential for the care and treatment of your feet. We provide a full range of podiatric medical care, including both conservative and surgical therapies. Our patients include infants, children, teenagers, adults and the geriatric population. Conditions we treat include skin problems, bunions, heel pain, hammertoes, sports injuries, diabetic foot care, as well as common foot ailments. We are a Medicare participating provider, and a certified Dr. Comfort diabetic shoe provider.
Dr. Valenza has a simple philosophy: our patients deserve to have the information needed to make intelligent choices about their foot and/or ankle problems. Our goal is to educate each patient, and to begin an appropriate treatment regimen using only the highest quality foot care available, including all the latest technology. Whatever your foot and/or ankle ailment, we'll work together to find the solution to your problem. People stand on our reputation every day!
We hope you will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all of your concerns. If you would like more information about any of the procedures that we offer or to schedule an appointment.
A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus) is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. But a bunion is more than that. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst.
Ingrown toenails are due to the penetration of the edges of the nail plate into the soft tissue of the toe. It begins with a painful irritation that often becomes infected.
Corns and calluses are areas of thick skin that result form excessive pressure or friction over a boney prominence. When these areas develop on the bottom of the foot they are called calluses.
Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop.
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton's neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma.
A prescription foot orthosis is an in-shoe brace which is designed to correct for abnormal foot and lower extremity function (the lower extremity includes the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh and hip).
The common wart is known as verruca vulgaris. They are caused by a viral infection of the skin. This occurs as a result of direct contact with the virus. They do not spread through the blood stream. They occur more commonly in children than adults.
Our staff is committed to creating a warm and friendly environment in order to provide a relaxed and comfortable experience for you. We take pride in taking the time to thoroughly understand your concerns and make certain you comprehend all aspects of the treatment plan we formulate specifically for you./p>
Kerrville Foot Specialists utilizes the latest, most effective and safe technologies to treat painful foot and ankle disorders. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable and rewarding office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and will ensure a pleasant visit.