– curved nails whose edges dig painfully into the skin
and often become infected. Ingrown toenails may be
caused by improper nail trimming, shoe pressure,
injury, fungus infection, heredity and poor foot
structure. Ingrown nails can be prevented by carefully
trimming the nails regularly, and not “picking” at
them. Painful nails should be treated immediately by
your podiatrist, to make sure a little problem, does
hot turn into a BIG problem!
Plantar fasciitis/Heel spurs
- Heel pain occurs when the plantar fascia (a
ligament) pulls at its attachment directly under the
heel. This area of the heel may later calcify to form a
spur. With proper stretching, anti inflammatory
measures, massage and arch supports, this pain normally
responds to conservative treatment.
- misaligned great toe joint that becomes swollen and
painful from shoe pressure and constant motion as we
walk. Bunions tend to be hereditary, but are
aggravated by improper shoes and an active lifestyle –
Don’t let a foot deformity ruin your quality of life!
- a condition in which the toe draws up and contracts,
making the knuckle more prominent and painful as shoe
rub and pinch the prominence. It occurs most frequently
with the small toe, but any of the toes can be
- pain to either side of the leg bone, caused by muscle
or tendon inflammation. It is commonly related to
excessive foot pronation (collapsing arch), but may be
related to a muscle imbalance between opposing muscle
groups in the leg. Proper stretching, strengthening and
custom functional foot orthoses (shoe inserts)
effectively treat and prevent shin splints.
A wart is an infection caused by a virus, which can invade
the skin through small cuts or breaks. Over time, the
wart develops into a hard, rough growth under the skin.
A wart is most often seen on the bottom of the foot,
but can also appear on the top.
J. Dennis, DPM
Dr. Dennis is a doctor of
podiatric medicine (podiatrist), specializing in
comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle
problems as well as common
He has offices in
Memorial City and
1960 and treats
patients for the entire Houston area. Dr. Dennis treats all members of the family from the
young to the young at heart! This includes ingrown
toenails, heel pain/spurs, bunions, hammertoes,
corns and calluses.
As a Board Certified
Podiatrist, he also cares for sprains, fractures,
infections, and injuries of the foot and ankle. After
receiving a degree from the University of Texas, Dr.
Dennis obtained his podiatry degree from the California
College of Podiatric Medicine, and completed residency
training in podiatric surgery at the University of
Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Dennis
is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the
American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a member of
the Harris County Podiatric Medical Society, Texas
Podiatric Medical Association and American Podiatric
According to the American Podiatric Medical
Association, foot disorders are among the most
widespread and neglected health problems affecting
people in this country. Podiatrists are in demand more
than ever today because of our active life-style, the
strain of dress shoes, our aging population and the
continued rise of Diabetes in our population.
podiatrist, Dr. Dennis will:
with you and your physician on how best
to prevent foot problems.
and treat skin and nail diseases,
structural deformities, ulcers,
fractures, and infections.
medical and surgical care for
ingrown nails, corns,
bunions, hammertoes, plantar
heel spurs, infections, fractures, and
damaged ligaments and tendons.
therapies and perform diagnostic
procedures such as x-rays and lab tests.
Prescribes or fits patients with custom
inserts called functional orthotics that
balance structural deformities.
Committed to the health
of your feet, podiatric medicine focuses on diagnosing,
treating and preventing foot and ankle problems.
Dr. Dennis is highly trained through years of study
and clinical practice. His commitment to his
profession and his community include previous service
as President of the Harris County Podiatric Medical
Society; President of the Texas Podiatric Medical
Association and Medical Director for the Houston
If you are looking for a podiatrist in the
Memorial City, 1960 or Houston area,
we welcome you to our practice.
One of the goals of our website is to provide you an
extension of care. As you navigate through the site you
will find information about podiatry, foot
and ankle ailments, treatments available, home care,
exercise and shoes. There is an overview of our
Houston practice including our doctor and staff, office hours,
maps, directions and contact information for our
offices in Memorial City and
As a licensed podiatrist in Houston, TX, we believe our
patients deserve to have the information needed to make
good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal
is to educate you and begin a relevant treatment
program with the highest quality of care available.
Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we'll work
together to find the answers that will provide optimum
We take pride in providing you with a comfortable
office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and
will ensure a pleasant visit. With two offices in the
Houston area, we invite you to e-mail or call us with
any questions via the
contact us or
request an appointment page of our web site.
Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following
Congenital foot problems which are
manifested as we grow and develop.
Acquired foot problems from
improper footwear, repetitive
stress, or structural changes in
Arthritic foot problems, which
typically involve several joints.
Infectious foot problems caused by
bacterial, viral, or fungal
Neoplastic disorders, usually
called tumors, which are the result
of abnormal growth of tissue and
may be benign or malignant.
Traumatic foot problems associated
with foot and ankle injuries.