Texas Foot & Ankle Institute
Welcome to Texas Foot & Ankle Institute based in Texarkana, TX. Our certified prosthetic and orthotic specialists are here to assist you. Our mission is to provide our clients with lightweight, comfortable prostheses that allow them to regain as much functionality and independence as possible. We strongly believe in educating our patients so that they can be partners in helping to make the best possible decisions in regard to their foot care and treatment.
Texas Foot & Ankle, PA provides comprehensive podiatric medical and surgical services to patients of all ages. We provide a full range of Clinical Podiatry Care at our office. Our care includes on-site x-rays, clinical treatment of foot and ankle injuries, management of fractures, comprehensive diabetic foot evaluation and care, treatment of ingrown toenails, management of dermatological conditions such as warts and other conditions of the skin, custom functional orthotics, and all other conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Our doctors also provide comprehensive Foot and Ankle Surgical Care at the hospital. These surgeries range from commonly performed forefoot procedures, such as bunion and hammertoe corrections, to more advanced midfoot, rearfoot, and ankle procedures, including surgical management of foot and ankle injuries.
- Common Problems
- Heel Pain
- Bone Spurs
- Ingrown nails
- Fractures & Sprains
- Fractures, Deformities & Injuries
- Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Tendon injuries and ruptures
- Fractures and sprains
- Post traumatic pain
- Comprehensive amputee programs
- Pre-amputation counseling
- Immediate post operative prostheses
- Complications preventions
- Coordination of therapy
- Emphasis holistic team approach
- Cerebral vascular accidents
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Drop Foot
Foot and Ankle Surgery
As expert foot surgeons, we take great pride in our ability to restore proper function to an injured or deformed foot. Surgery is recommended only when it is the very best method to correct your condition. Our doctors perform the type of surgery that will most effectively correct your problem while minimizing pain and inconvenience. Some minor surgeries are performed within the comforts of our office, while other surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis at area hospitals. Our surgical services include bunion surgery, joint replacement, heel pain, correction of heel spurs, hammertoes, toe misalignment, surgery to correct diabetic complications and correction of arthritic conditions.
Diabetic feet and their complications
Foot care complications are very common for diabetic patients and we emphasize the control of blood sugar to avoid these problems. Should diabetic foot problems occur, it is imperative that they be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Orthopedic braces/ orthotics
Foot orthotics are supportive devices that are designed specifically for the purpose of controlling foot motion, improving one's postural stability, reducing shock impact, and/or improving weight distribution. In most cases, these devices are functional in the sense that they also improve one's biomechanical performance during gait. A plaster impression is taken of your feet and used in the selection and fitting of a prescription orthotic. The particular information regarding anticipated cost, durability and use may vary depending upon the type of orthotic and should be discussed with your foot specialist.
Ingrown toenails are one of the most common conditions we see in our offices. The problem is just what its name implies. The nail plate is too large for the under covering or bed and one or both sides are pressing into the skin. Ingrown nails can result from several possible causes such as improper cutting, abnormal nail structure and localized injury to the plate. The appearance of the toe involved may range from a sensitive redness and slight inflammation to a full-blown infection of the toe with pus and bleeding usually evident. The object of course, is to prevent the infectious stage from taking place and to remedy the problem earlier in its development.
I am a 52 year old diabetic with chronic foot problems. Dr. Michael Saldino has been my podiatrist for the past few years. Before meeting Dr. Saldino, I visited several other podiatrist and even sought care out of town but I wasn’t satisfied with the care they provided. Dr. Saldino is a very knowledgeable podiatric surgeon who is compassionate and caring. I totally trust his advice concerning the course of treatment for my ongoing foot problems. I won’t let another doctor even look at my feet and highly recommend him to all those seeking quality care for their foot problems.