5601 Warren Parkway, Suite 104
(In Baylor Medical Center at Frisco)
Frisco, Texas 75034
The majority of Americans say they have experienced foot pain, but how many people actually seek proper care? Half of all adults admit that foot pain is restricting their daily activities, including walking, exercising, working or playing sports. If foot pain is affecting your overall quality of life, it may be time to get the expert care you need from a licensed podiatrist.
- Ankle and foot fractures and sprains
- Bunions and hammer toes
- “Curly toes” fixed in-office
- Ingrown nails
- Laser treatment for fungal nails
- Plantar fasciitis
- Flat feet
- Pediatric foot problems
- Radiofrequency Therapy
- Heel Pain
- In-office surgery
- Surgery at the Surgery Centre
- Custom-molded orthotics
- Digital motion X-ray
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Vascular testing
- Nerve testing
- Meet Gregg Petty, D.P.M.
Gregg Petty, D.P.M., received his doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has been in private practice since 1998. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management. Dr. Petty is also a Diplomate of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry in both primary care and surgery and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a highly trained and experienced podiatrist who currently works with seven podiatry clinics.
A born-again Christian, Dr. Petty originally thought he wanted to go into ministerial work of some type in his youth and received four degrees in theology, religious education and Biblical psychology but later felt the call to go into medicine. “I love dealing with people,” said Dr. Petty. “That’s why I love podiatric medicine. Helping patients who come into my office with severe pain and watching them walk out smiling and feeling better is instant gratification. It is so rewarding to be a doctor and to use those God-given skills to make a difference in my patients’ lives.”
Dr. Petty is excited about opening his newest office, Legacy Foot & Ankle Specialists, this month in Frisco. “We are a family-oriented group of dedicated foot care professionals,” said Dr. Petty. “My wife and son work with me, and we take great pride in having more of a patient-focused, personal approach. We have been serving the northeast Texas community for over 15 years, providing the highest quality of podiatric care, from general to intensive treatments.”
Dr. Petty is both a physician and foot surgeon in the podiatry field. He specializes in podiatric disorders, diagnosis and treatment. He provides simple, in-office procedures to treat and relieve painful foot problems, such as fungal nail infections, nerve disorders, heel pain and in-grown toenails. “A lot of our procedures are done in-office, which can make the procedure less traumatic and can create shortened healing times,” said Dr. Petty. “At Legacy Foot & Ankle Specialists, we do our best to educate our patients about their treatment options and help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs. Our goal is to provide the most efficient care available. We do as much as we can during the first visit, to get our patients well and back to their normal activities as quickly as possible. The vast majority of patients’ painful problems can be fixed conservatively in the office without surgery. Surgery is only done as a last resort.”
Ambulatory Foot Surgery
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Petty and his team use the most minimally invasive treatment approach. In the past, foot surgery often involved hospitalization, casts, crutches and weeks or months off work. Many surgical procedures that are performed in a hospital require large incisions and at times general anesthesia. A major factor in recovery time and discomfort is the amount of tissue that has been involved by the incision, and the risk of surgery is multiplied by general anesthesia. Fortunately, this is no longer always the case.
“With modern techniques, technology and equipment, the majority of our foot surgery patients can be back on their feet right after surgery,” said Dr. Petty.
“Advancements in modern surgery allow us to make very small incisions, creating less healing time, more aesthetically pleasing results and a lower opportunity for infection. The entire procedure is performed through a tiny opening. At the conclusion of the surgery, a few stitches may be used to close the opening, and a small bandage protects the area. The patient generally leaves the office or surgery center walking and in many instances in his own shoes! The condition has been corrected, the patient remains ambulatory, and discomfort and prolonged disability have been avoided. With minimal incision ambulatory foot and ankle surgery, there is a very low incidence of painful scar tissue and, in many cases, patients can bear weight on their foot or ankle immediately after coming out of surgery.”
Custom-molded orthotics are shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities. They’re especially helpful for patients with painful heels and arches, but the devices are also great for treating patients with pediatric flatfoot and tendinitis. The orthotics are formed by making a mold to fit each individual foot and are great for various conditions of the foot and ankle, including heel spur pain and plantar fasciitis. “We provide custom-molded orthotics,” said Dr. Petty. “By scanning your foot, we can often create the custom molds while you wait in our office, making them immediately available rather than having to wait for the lab to manufacture them and deliver them back to the office. These very thin graphite inserts fit discretely down into the shoe and are much lighter and more comfortable than in the past. They even have a shock-absorbing soft top cover over them. Patients love them.”
Heel Pain Center
“My personal favorite thing to treat is heel pain,” said Dr. Petty. “We have a heel pain center in our office, and last year we treated over 1,000 painful heels. Out of those, we only had to do six heel surgeries. The others were successfully treated by our new, state-of-the-art procedures in the office. We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heel pain, utilizing the most sophisticated diagnostic tools and the most advanced treatment methods available.”
An ingrown nail is the result of a nail growing into soft tissue skin surrounding the nail. “Black or blue nails may be caused by small, sudden and repetitive micro-trauma or injury to a toe,” said Dr. Petty. “These issues are easily fixed permanently, with little discomfort, in-office at Legacy Foot & Ankle. At last count, we’ve done almost 15,000 successful ingrown toenail surgeries!”
A thickening, crumbling or discolored nail may be due to fungal infections of the nail. “We have an FDA-approved Fotona Laser to treat this condition, and it can be done in the office while you wait. Fotona’s ClearSteps Onychomycosis Treatment is a revolutionary, patient-friendly method for treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). It is a simple and effective procedure that uses the power of Nd:YAG laser light to heat evenly throughout the depth of the effected nail and skin tissue, effectively weakening and killing parasitic fungi which have infected the patient’s nails.”
Safe and Effective, without
Deep, pulse-profile heating of the nail bed stimulates the killing of parasitic fungus. The natural growth and immune processes of the body are then able to restore the nail to its pristine state.
“Compared to traditional methods, the effects of laser light spread evenly throughout the tissue and are not subject to the limits of topicals or side effects to the liver (as is the case with oral medications),” said Dr. Petty.
Legacy Foot & Ankle is located in the professional building at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, on the corner of Legacy and Warren Parkway. Their new, state-of-the-art office houses the latest and greatest in technology, including ultrasound, X-rays, advanced lasers and a heel pain center.