Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic

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3930 Naaman School Road, Suite C

Garland, Texas 75040


Healthy feet fall into that category of what you take for granted until they cause you pain or discomfort. Every day you stand, walk or run with little regard for the condition of your feet and ankles. But an injury, sprain or fracture can quickly sideline you. Heel spurs and ingrown toenails can cause chronic pain. Diseases such as diabetes often lead to serious foot ailments. Scott Nelson, D.P.M., of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic, knows your desire to recover from these conditions and offers a conservative approach to manage all podiatric disorders.

As the father of three active boys and an avid outdoorsmen himself, Dr. Nelson understands your desire to stay active and be involved in life’s daily happenings. The stress and strain your feet endure during any athletic endeavor can lead to a host of issues. For instance, it’s not uncommon for him to see Sever’s Disease in young student athletes, a condition caused when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth. To tolerate the constant pain at the back of the heel, the athlete will avoid putting weight on his heel and walk on his toes. Other conditions Dr. Nelson commonly treats in athletes are:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • foot and ankle injuries, includ-
            ing sprains and fractures
  • Achilles tendon—tendonitis,
            rupture, strain
  • heel pain and heel spurs
  • and, of course, athlete’s foot and other rashes

From designing custom orthotics to employing a state-of-the-art laser to combat fungal toenails, ingrown toenails and warts, Dr. Nelson has the latest technology to help his patients with a variety of food maladies. As a skilled surgeon, Dr. Nelson can also perform complicated procedures including repairing trauma to the foot or ankle. “We explore every nonsurgical option first,” he said, “but when surgery is warranted for the best outcome, my patients can trust they’re in good hands.”

If you have a condition you’ve simply lived with—such as bunions or hammertoes—fearing an extensive surgery and recovery, you might be a good candidate for minimally invasive options. Let Dr. Nelson examine your feet and discuss your best chance for repairing unsightly or uncomfortable foot conditions. You might even have a health issue you didn’t realize was related to your feet. “I’ve had patients come in for foot pain but the origination of that pain was in their lower back,” he said.

Dr. Nelson also has advanced therapies to diagnose and treat peripheral neuropathy in-office. When more extensive physical therapy is needed, he refers his patients to trusted area therapists convenient to where they work or live.

At Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic, you get the experience of a podiatrist with years in the field combined with recent technological advances that ensure you get the most up-to-date care. When you visit, you can watch videos of Dr. Nelson explaining a host of procedures, so you can stay knowledgeable about your condition and options for care. “My parents were both teachers, so I’ve always believed educating my patients was vital to the success of their recovery,” Dr. Nelson said.

If you’re looking for a procedure that can’t be performed in-office, Dr. Nelson has privileges at Baylor Surgicare in Heath (for out-patient procedures) and both Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe Medical Center Rowlett. So don’t let painful foot or ankle issues sideline you. “I encourage people to seek help before problems escalate,” Dr. Nelson said. “In many cases, I’m able to treat conditions with interventional therapy if caught early. We offer custom molded orthotics to patients of all ages, if appropriate for their foot conditions.”

Call today and schedule an appointment for you or your child. To help you remember your appointment, you can opt for a text message to be sent to your phone.

With experience performing thousands of foot and ankle procedures and a degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Nelson is a practiced and highly trained physician who treats adults and children with:

  • Achilles tendon—tendonitis, rupture, strain
  • athlete’s foot
  • congenital issues, including in-toeing, high arches and flat feet
  • corns, calluses, bunions and warts
  • diabetic foot issues
  • foot and ankle injuries, including sprains and fractures
  • heel pain and heel spurs
  • ingrown toenails
  • neuromas
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • plantar fasciitis
  • sports injuries
  • toenail fungus
  • and more
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