Premier Foot & Ankle

Premier Foot & Ankle

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As office manager of the eight Premier Foot & Ankle locations, Allison Shuck works alongside owner and founder Dr. Jaryl Korpinen to combine the latest technology and know-how with small-town friendly care.

“Most of our providers have played sports all our lives,” she said. “They understand how frustrating it can be when you can’t do the things they love to do. For us, surgery is always the last resort. But if walking has become painful, or if you have hammertoes, bunions, nail fungus, calluses, corns, ingrown toenails, the dry skin and infections associated with diabetes, or you suffer from chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or Achilles’ tendonitis, these aren’t conditions that just go away on their own. We offer many conservative options to relieve your pain and get you back to doing the things you love.”

EPAT for Heel Pain

If traditional treatments haven’t offered relief from heel pain, a nonsurgical pulse activation treatment called EPAT may help. “EPAT is highly effective in curing conditions such as heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis or Achilles’ tendonitis,” Allison said. “EPAT requires three to five five-minute, in-office treatments over three weeks with no need for injections or anesthesia, and there’s no downtime. Patients walk right out of the office and return to normal activities.”

Help with Toenail Fungus

If your toenails become thick and discolored, it’s most likely caused by nail fungus. Unfortunately, over-the-counter medicines rarely help. “Our approach is to culture the nail to determine if your problem is fungus and to diagnose what type of fungus,” Allison said. “We can then prescribe the appropriate topical or oral antifungal medicine. We also perform in-office laser treatments for nail fungus.”

Relief for Bunions

If you have painful bumps that cause pain when you wear shoes, you may have bunions where the bone begins to displace over time, causing pain. “Our doctors will begin with the least invasive treatment options and exhaust all conservative therapy before considering bunion surgery,” Allison said. “When surgery is the best option, they advocate the least invasive procedures to shorten recovery time, lower the risk of complications, and offer more precise and successful results. In fact, most patients walk immediately after bunion surgery, wear a walking boot for four weeks, then begin to transition into regular shoes.”

Diabetic Foot Care

Some diabetic patients are unable to feel pain and detect foot problems. Or poor blood supply can slow natural healing. “We use an in-office vascular screening called PADnet to check blood flow for early detection of vascular disease,” Allison said. “PADnet technology has led to a dramatic improvement in our diabetic patients and others with vascular disease. We also offer nerve scanning in some offices and “smart socks” that connect to an app to monitor potential diabetic foot problems.”

If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, find out more and schedule an appointment at (972) 424-8999 or PremierFoot.com.

Contact

6309 Preston Road, Suite 1200
Plano, Texas 75024
(972) 424-8999

9359 Legacy Drive, Suite 300
Frisco, Texas 75033
(214) 619-2240

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