It’s as simple as this…your feet shouldn’t hurt.
That’s our mission at Tanglewood Foot Specialists. To make sure you go through life unlimited by foot pain. We believe that unnecessary foot or ankle pain should not keep you from living your active life.
Welcome to Tanglewood Foot Specialists
What is a Houston Podiatrist?
You may not know if a podiatrist is the right place for you to go for your foot and ankle needs. I’m here to tell you, that if you are having pain, you found the right place. As a podiatrist, I care for any foot or ankle problems you can think of. My youngest patient is under 1 and my oldest is over 100. No matter who you are, what you do, or how much pain you are in, I’ve seen it all. I invite you to come in for a consultation to discuss what the best treatment plan is for you.
Technology in the Forefront of Houston Podiatry
At Tanglewood Foot Specialists, I use technology to diagnose and treat your foot pain. Technology isn’t just to be flashy…it’s a vital tool to ensure you’re getting the best podiatry treatment in Houston. Our digital x-ray allows me to see your bones and joints in incredible resolution. Nothing can be missed! I also use diagnostic ultrasound to look at the ligaments and tendons in your feet. This helps me to check for inflammation and possible tears. This is all done during your regular visit in the office.
Our most recent technology addition is the Swift treatment for plantar warts. This therapy is predictable and effective in treating stubborn plantar warts. It uses low-dose microwave energy to expose the proteins of the virus that causes the plantar wart. This allows your body to create an immune response and fight the warts. Using Swift, your warts can be gone in three treatments or less!
Who Is Houston Podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider?
I thought I should introduce myself. I’ve been in practice as a Houston podiatrist for over 20 years. In that time, I have been able to take care of many generations of family members. It’s my mission that no one has to live with foot or ankle pain. It’s a mission that I’m proud of and it’s making a difference. I’m married to my beautiful and brilliant wife Mirit. We have three wonderful kids who are growing up too fast. You can learn more about me by clicking here.
Enough About Me…Tell Me How Foot Pain is Slowing You Down
I treat every type of foot and ankle pain in my office. Whether you developed an ingrown toenail this week or have been suffering with heel pain for a year, I’m here to help. But you need to take the first step. Give the office a call at (713) 785-7881 and we’ll get you in for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment online.
What Does a Houston Podiatrist Treat?
Heel pain is one of the most common conditions that I see in my Houston podiatry office. It is often due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition. Inflammation occurs where the ligament attaches to the heel bone. In most cases, heel pain is treated without surgery. I often recommend custom orthotics to prevent heel pain from returning.
One of the goals of my practice is to keep runners running. You need to run. It’s your exercise. It’s your training. It’s your therapy. And foot pain can derail it all. You might be afraid to come to the office because you’re afraid I’ll recommend surgery. Surgery is always a last resort. And once you’re feeling better, you’ll probably kick yourself for not coming in sooner. Let’s get you back to running without pain and restore your sanity.
If you’ve never had an ingrown toenail, consider yourself lucky. They hurt! Especially if they become infected. The good news is the treatment is much easier than you would expect. After I numb your toe (which is the most uncomfortable part), the procedure is less than five minutes. You’re able to walk out of the office wearing your own shoes. And the pain relief is immediate. If you have an ingrown toenail that keeps coming back, there’s a permanent solution we can discuss. That’s easy too! But your first step is to come into the office to get it checked.
Before I said that your feet shouldn’t hurt. That even more true for your kids! No matter how active your kids are, their feet should not hurt. You may explain away your child’s foot pain as growing pains, but its usually a sign of something more. Your child may be complaining of pain in the heel. You may notice your little one is walking in-toed or out-toed. Or it may be an ingrown toenail or plantar wart. We see kids in our Houston podiatry office every day. It’s always better to get things checked, before the pain gets worse.
People with diabetes run the risk of having severe problems with their feet. If you have diabetes, you may have poor circulation to your feet, and they may even become numb. This increases your chances of developing sores on your feet called diabetic foot ulcers. And ulcers increase the risk of infection developing in the bone. And that increases your chance of an amputation. So, you see why it is so important for people with diabetes to have a good relationship with their podiatrist? It literally can save your feet. Think you might have a problem? Don’t wait…call right now and say, “I’m diabetic and I think I have a problem” and we’ll get you in, usually the same day.
You know if you have a bunion. It’s that bump that forms beneath your big toe. You may have on beneath your pinky toe too. You’ve may have also seen one on your mother or grandmother’s feet. You can thank them for passing it along to you. Here’s the thing, if you catch it early, we can use a custom orthotic to slow or stop the formation of the bunion. If you wait too long, the only way to correct a bunion is with foot surgery. If that’s not a good reason to come into the office to get it checked, I don’t know what one is!
There are many more conditions that I treat in the office. You can see a full list and get more information by clicking here. If you don’t see what’s bothering your feet, give us a call and ask us.
Most importantly, by now you realize that the problem with your feet isn’t going away on its own. You’ve probably waited a while to see if it would. Take the next step by calling or requesting an appointment online so we can work as partners and get you out of pain.
I’m waiting for your call. I'm here to help.