A podiatrist is a physician specially trained in treating disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. Podiatric medicine is a branch of the medical sciences devoted to the study of human movement, with the care of the foot and ankle as its primary focus. A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist qualified by their education and training to prevent, diagnose, and treat foot disorders, diseases, and injuries.
The feet are flexible structures of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that help us perform activities, such as walking, running, and jumping. The human foot combines mechanical complexity and structural strength, while the ankle serves as the foundation, shock absorber, and propulsion engine. Restoring maximal function is the goal of our specialists in treating foot injuries and diseases.
If you have an emergency, such as a foot or ankle injury, call Achilles Foot & Ankle Specialists immediately - 24 hours a day. The quality of initial treatment you receive is crucial to your outcome. When you call, be sure to immediately tell our receptionist you have an emergency and need to be seen right away.
Achilles Foot & Ankle Specialists is a full-service facility with onsite state-of-the-art operating rooms – not an “in office” surgery room, but a fully credentialed, qualified ambulatory surgery center. You will receive priority treatment. One of our podiatrists will see you within minutes, not hours. If your injury requires immediate surgery, we can treat you at once, right in our facility. Whether you need a podiatrist in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin, TX, you will find an Achilles Foot & Ankle Specialists near you. If you need a podiatrist in Phoenix or Las Vegas, we have centers in those areas as well. Find the foot and ankle center location nearest you.