6309 Preston Road, Suite 1200 Plano, Texas 75024
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McKinney, Texas 75070
9359 Legacy Drive Suite 300
Frisco, Texas 75033
This is the story of a golfer. Practically born with a nine iron in his hand, he planned his life around the hours he could spend in the green. Then a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis threatened to end his favorite pastime. He endured cortisone injections in his feet. He clomped around in a therapeutic “boot”. He invested in special shoe inserts. Nothing helped. Finally he was told that surgery was his only option for relieving what had become unbearable pain. Then a friend introduced him to Dr. Jaryl Korpinen at Premier Foot & Ankle. Five treatments with Dr. Korpinen’s Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment later, he is pain-free and back on the golf course.
- EPAT-Pulse Activation Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
- Custom Orthotics
- Gait Analysis
- Laser Treatment
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Vascular Testing
Non-surgical Help for Plantar Fasciitis
“Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of foot and heel pain,” Dr. Korpinen said. “I offer two outstanding treatments with success rates of over 85%. Pulse-activation EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment) uses energy waves to heal Plantar Fascia. Podiatherm, uses radio frequency waves to stop the pain.” These non-surgical in-office treatments allow patients to resume their normal activities the same day.
Non-invasive Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis
This is a story of a runner. Nothing in life could overwhelm her, as long as she had a nice long run morning and night to clear her head and process the day. Then she developed, Achilles Tendonitis and running become too painful. It did, that is, until she took her condition to Premier Foot & Ankle.
“The EPAT can also be used for other muscle and tendon problems such as Achilles Tendonitis,” Dr. Korpinen said. “It’s helped many professional athletes and weekend warriors get back in the game. Podiatherm is also used for other nerve problems of the foot such as neuromas, a pinched nerve in the ball of the foot, which in the past required surgery for a high percentage of patients.”
Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus
Dr. Korpinen also offers laser treatment for nail fungus. “Instead of taking drugs and applying topical treatments for an extended period, laser treatment takes roughly ten minutes per treatment for three months,” he said. “Patients report a minimum of discomfort (basically a warm sensation), as the laser channels heat in the form of light, to treat not just the surface, but remove fungus from the nail bed. It doesn’t harm skin or toenail; only treats the fungus.”
Welcoming Dr. Katherine Freeland
Dr. Korpinen is proud to welcome Dr. Katherine Freeland to his practice. “I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Freeland for a year and a half during her residency,” he said. “When she was ready to accept a position, everybody in town wanted to hire her. But she felt like Premier Foot & Ankle was the best fit for her, because we’re so patient-centered. Dr. Freeland is wonderfully skilled in surgery and has a great rapport with patients of all ages.”
Another addition to the practice is Sudoscan, a noninvasive tool for detecting diabetic small fiber neuropathy and autonomic dysfunction. “Sudoscan tests sweat glands, electrochemical conductance and nerve fibers on the soles of the feet to monitor disease progression and help recommend treatment,” Dr. Freeland said. “And our Frisco location offers therapeutic treatment for neuropathy.”
Frisco Running Co.
A runner himself, Dr. Korpinen has long recommended better footwear as the answer for heading off, even correcting, many running-related issues. It was the next logical step for him to open Frisco Running Co., a running specialty store, where his patients find not only the best in running shoes, clothes, sunglasses, headbands, monitors and nutrition but can have their gait analyzed to see which equipment will serve them best. “Different foot types require different shoes,” Dr. Korpinen said. “Running, walking or cross-training in the wrong shoes can lead to injury. Our gait analysis, through the Gait Lab program, technologically evaluates your run and fits you to the shoe that’s going to serve the way you run and walk.”
An in-house gait analysis lab, available by appointment, employs high-speed digital video recording combined with advanced motion-capture software to spot areas in a runner’s gait that need improvement. That information is combined with a general movement assessment to develop a corrective plan and to recommend the equipment that will serve you best.
Premier Foot & Ankle is accepting new patients at all three locations.