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Ingrown nails – 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.



Bunions - 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!  


Hammertoe - 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 affected.


Shin splints - 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.



Plantar’s Warts - 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.




Houston Podiatry

Kenrick 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 foot injuries. 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, neuromas, warts, corns and calluses.


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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 Medical Association.

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.


As your podiatrist, Dr. Dennis will:

  • Consult with you and your physician on how best to prevent foot problems.

  • Diagnose and treat skin and nail diseases, structural deformities, ulcers, fractures, and infections.

  • Provide medical and surgical care for  ingrown nails,  corns,  bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, infections, fractures, and damaged ligaments and tendons.

  • Prescribe 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 Marathon.


If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Memorial City, 1960 or Houston area,

we welcome you to our practice.


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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 1960.

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 health.


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 categories:


·         Congenital foot problems which are manifested as we grow and develop.

·         Acquired foot problems from improper footwear, repetitive stress, or structural changes in the foot.

·         Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve several joints.

·         Infectious foot problems caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal disorders.

·         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.





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