About the Arkansas Foot & Ankle Clinic

The Arkansas Foot and Ankle Clinic, established in 1966, is the largest and most comprehensive provider of lower extremity care in central Arkansas. Arkansas Foot and Ankle Clinic - Doctors Portrait

All of our surgeons are board certified and work toward the common goal of providing the highest standard of care for your family.

We treat the entire spectrum of foot and ankle disorders including ingrown nails, warts, hammertoes and bunions, nerve and tendon injuries, heel pain sports injuries and arthritis pain. Our clinics offer a full range of services for the diabetic patient from wound care to the expert fitting of therapeutic shoes. Our doctors utilize minimally invasive procedures for most conditions that allow our patients to quickly return to their active lifestyles.

The clinics are convenient and accessible to a majority of residents with a main location in Little Rock and offices in Conway, Benton, Jacksonville, and Sherwood. Our surgeons are on staff at most area hospitals and out-patient surgical facilities. The practice accepts all insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid and Workman’s Compensation Claims.

Come see the difference four decades of experience make at the Arkansas Foot and Ankle Clinic.

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post Radiofrequency Therapy for Chronic Heel Pain

A NEW PROCEDURE FOR TREATING HEEL PAIN

You may be a candidate if you suffer from:

Heel spurs
Plantar fasciitis
Nerve entrapment
Minimal results from cortisone injections

This effective new treatment is available now!

Benefits include:
No down time
Insurance coverage
Performed in the office

98% of patients who have had this treatment recommend it to others.
Contact the Arkansas Foot & Ankle Clinic for more information.

ARTICLE LINK: http://arkfac.com/articles/33/radiofrequency-therapy-for-chronic-heel-pain


post Is Barefoot Beautiful?

A question frequently asked of doctors of podiatric medicine is whether it is wise to venture out without shoes or socks during the warm weather months. The answer, as you probably suspect, is no – despite the fact that running barefoot in the park does sound like great fun.

Common sense says that going barefoot increases the chances for injury and infection. Public parks and streets have hidden hazards capable of cutting or puncturing your feet. Then there is the chance that our barefooted spirit will pick up a fungus, leading to an athlete’s foot infection, or a virus that will bring on plantar warts.

Are there any safe places? You can try it on a clean, sandy beach, but even then, it pays to be observant for buried glass or sharp driftwood fragments. Even your own backyard is fraught with hazards – you can step on a bee, some poison ivy, or a puddle of toxic weed killer.

At the pool, wear thongs to keep your feet protected from abrasions – it’s easy to pick up a wart virus in this environment.

The bottom line? It may feel good to walk barefoot, but you’re running a risk for injury or infection. Consider yourself warned.

Alexandra Buk, DPM

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ARTICLE LINK: http://arkfac.com/articles/30/is-barefoot-beautiful


post Hot Weather and Your Feet

Hot weather! It lasts longer than we think-even through September and October in most parts of Arkansas.

You can’t keep your feet covered in the sand or in shoes all summer long, so take a few minutes to read about your feet and how to keep them healthy in the heat.

The skin on the top of your feet is just as sensitive to sunburn as other skin not usually exposed to the sun. So use sunscreen to prevent burns, particularly after swimming in the pool or the ocean because lotions can come off in the water.

When returning from the beach or the pool, wash your feet and dry thoroughly. Use a moisturizing cream to keep your skin soft and to prevent dry cracking skin. Remember when you wear your sandals to apply sunscreen to your feet, especially if you will be walking in the sun.

Even minor cuts, bites or scrapes can spoil hot weather plans. Keep these areas clean, dry and protected. If redness, swelling or oozing develops, see your podiatrist immediately.

Alexandra Buk, DPM

Contact the Arkansas Foot & Ankle Clinic to make an appointment

ARTICLE LINK: http://arkfac.com/articles/29/hot-weather-and-your-feet

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