Marcin N. Vaclaw, DPM
Brian J. Conley, DPM
Clayton R. Toole, DPM
Trent L. Monson, DPM
Anum Dhukani, DPM
Cece Honculada, DPM
Ernest Sorenson, DPM
Veronika Boulantsova, DPM
Diabetic Foot Care
In-Home Podiatry Services
General Podiatry Referrals
House Calls Referrals
Diabetic? Here's Why It's Crucial to Take Good Care of Your Feet Promo
Nov 02, 2023
Routine diabetic foot care appointments are an essential part of your diabetes management plan. Learn how this chronic condition affects the health of your feet and how routine care prevents ulcers and other diabetes-related complications.
Not Your Granddad's Orthotics: Custom Shoes to Help Your Foot Pain
Oct 01, 2023
Custom shoes offer the ideal support for your feet and ankles, and today’s choices are much more fashion-forward than what your grandpa wore. Learn how your custom shoes are crafted and what benefits they offer tired, painful feet.
Does Heel Pain Resolve on Its Own?
Sep 01, 2023
While it’s true that some cases of heel pain get better on their own, several conditions require prompt medical attention. Learn more about the causes of heel pain and when to schedule an appointment with our podiatrists.
Am I Clipping My Toenails the Right Way?
Aug 04, 2023
Poorly trimmed toenails may not only be painful, but they can also lead to infection. Learn some quick toenail-clipping tips to ensure your nails stay healthy.
Try These Stretching Exercises to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Aug 04, 2023
If your heel hurts throughout the day because of plantar fasciitis, you can relieve some of your discomfort with a few quick stretching exercises. Learn some calf and foot stretches you can try right now.
Can Orthotics Correct My Bunions?
Jun 05, 2023
If you catch a bunion early enough, you may not need surgery. Learn how custom orthotics and other noninvasive therapies can relieve your bunion pain and lower your risk for deformities that require surgery.
Am I a Candidate for In-Home Podiatry Services?
May 03, 2023
If you keep missing foot checks or other podiatry appointments, it’s time to consider the benefits of in-home podiatry care. Learn how in-home services work and what services we can provide in the privacy of your own home.
Why You Should Pay Extra Attention to Foot Care If You're Diabetic
Apr 04, 2023
When diabetes remains uncontrolled, your risk for the loss of your toes and feet increases significantly. Learn why diabetic foot care is so important for your long-term health and what strategies you can start using today.
Tips on How to Avoid the Development of Athlete's Foot
Mar 07, 2023
If burning and itching on your feet or between your toes is driving you mad, you may have athlete’s foot. Learn how this contagious fungal infection spreads and how you can minimize your risk of getting it.
5 Ways to Keep Your Toenails Healthy and Fungus-Free
Feb 08, 2023
Toenail fungus can cause a painful infection and permanent damage to your nails. Learn five tips for preventing fungal infections, so your nails will stay healthy and look great.
Understanding Your Peripheral Neuropathy Diagnosis
Jan 04, 2023
If you’re living with a peripheral neuropathy diagnosis, you should know what to expect when managing your condition. Learn more about the causes of neuropathy and what treatments are available to keep your symptoms well-controlled.
How to Get Relief From Your Chronic Heel Pain
Dec 05, 2022
More than two million Americans seek treatment for heel pain at least once in their life. If you’re not able to manage heel pain on your own, learn how stretching exercises, custom orthotics, and other nonsurgical therapies can help.
Telltale Signs of a Diabetic Foot Wound
Nov 01, 2022
Your feet need your daily attention when you have diabetes. Learn more about why people with diabetes are susceptible to foot wounds and how to identify warning signs through routine foot checks.
Here's How Custom Orthotics Can Help Flat Feet
Oct 03, 2022
About 26% of Americans have flat feet, and some with the condition may develop pain or mobility issues over time. Learn more about what causes flat feet and how custom orthotics can provide the pain relief you need.
Tips for Preventing Hammertoe
Sep 09, 2022
Hammertoe is one of the most common foot deformities among Americans. While you may be genetically prone to the condition, there are things you should be doing to lower your risk for this painful condition.
Do High Heels Fuel Bunion Pain?
Aug 10, 2022
If you’re partial to wearing a great-looking pair of high heels, you may also be prone to painful bunions. Learn more about what bunions are and how your shoes may be contributing to this painful condition.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis and How We Treat It
Jul 12, 2022
Have you ever wondered what causes one of the most common foot problems? Here’s what you should know about plantar fasciitis and how we can help you find relief from your heel pain.
Traveling Foot Doctors
Nov 07, 2016
Did you know that Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands’ doctors make special trips every other day to care for those who are unable to leave their home for medical care? Here are the 5 W’s:
FASTW The Woodlands Marathon Runner: Anthony Serrano
Feb 22, 2016
Anthony Serrano was originally born in Miami, Florida and moved to Houston when he was 3 years old. He is currently living in Montgomery with his family.
FASTW Sponsors Inspirational Runners for 2016 Marathon
Feb 12, 2016
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is sponsoring 3 runners at the 2016 Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Marathon. Runners were selected based on personal histories that were motivational and inspiring.
FAS Is Up for Nomination for “Best of the Woodlands 2016”
Jan 29, 2016
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is up for nomination for www.woodlandsonline.com‘s “Best of The Woodlands 2016” Award under Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
FAS the Woodlands Is the Official Starting Line Corral Sponsor of the 2016 Fidelity the Woodlands Ma
Jan 25, 2016
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands has always found a connection with The Woodland’s running population.
What Are Those “toe Shoes”? And What Is Minimalism?
Oct 07, 2015
“What the heck is that?” is the slogan on the billboard for “Skele-toes” by Fila.
What Do Napoleon and a Gynecologist Have to Do With Taysom Hill?
Sep 08, 2015
No, this isn’t a joke from arch-rival Ute fans. What do Napoleon and a Gynecologist have to do with Taysom Hill?
Welcome Dr. Conley!
Jul 03, 2015
We are beyond thrilled to announce a GREAT new addition to our team at FAS The Woodlands. Dr. Brian J. Conley is the newest foot doctor in The Woodlands!
Where Does the Glass Slipper Fit?
Mar 05, 2015
Disney’s legendary princess story comes back to theaters in live-action March 13th, 2015. The once abused step-sister-turned princess by magical mice and fairy godmother.
Foot and Ankle Specialists at The Woodlands 2015 Marathon
Feb 25, 2015
26.2 miles can do a number to your feet and ankles. Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw of Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands will be at the expo for the 2015 Fidelity The Woodlands Marathon.
The Styles of Walking & Running
Jan 21, 2015
Many people complain to me about the outside of their shoe being worn excessively. They say they aren’t experiencing any exceptional amounts of foot pain, but they are concerned that something is wrong.
A New “No-Stitch” Treatment for Heel Pain
Nov 05, 2014
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw is one of only a few Podiatrists in Houston to implement a new type of no-incision treatment for heel pain.
The Winners of the 2nd Weight-loss Mini-challenge Sponsored by FAS
Oct 01, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd mini-contest for the “Lose to Win Challenge”
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Woodlands Free Shoe Giveaway Winners Announced Tomorrow!
Sep 30, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Woodlands is donating two pairs of Nike athletic shoes to the winners of the lose to win champions weight-loss competition.
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Woodlands Donating to Weight Loss Competition
Sep 17, 2014
Inspired by past competitions, a local and out-of-state group of over 70 men and women have joined together to improve their health by joining the group “Lose to Win”.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Sep 05, 2014
We thought we could get away without completing this challenge, but we were wrong!
New Video: No Incision Achilles Tendon Surgery with Stem Cells
Aug 23, 2014
Check out our video page for our newest video regarding a no incision technique for achilles tendon surgery utilizing stem cells.
Don’t Step on My Bluetooth Shoes
Aug 13, 2014
To quote the King, “you can do anything, but lay off of my Blue Suede Shoes”. If Elvis only knew what we were coming up with next.
Forklift Foot or Ingrown Toenail?
Aug 07, 2014
Once again I have to delve deep into my personal obsession regarding what can be known as the greatest “train wreck” on television, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo“.
Summer Shoes Drying Out Your Feet?
Aug 05, 2014
Who doesn’t love to wear sandals and flip-flops in the summer in The Woodlands, Texas? It’s hot and humid and trapping your feet in closed-toe shoes may not be your first choice. But pretty soon, your feet may start looking a little bit like this…
What Shoes and Where?
Jul 30, 2014
As a Podiatrist I get asked all the time which shoes I like and where do I get them. On Facebook, I recently shared my personal favorite, but you’re going to have to go and check it out to find out what it is.
Diabetics and Their Feet
Jul 25, 2014
When people discover I am a Podiatrist they often bring up how “in demand” my profession is. They often base this on how many people they know with foot problems.
What Do Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster and Dr. Vaclaw Have in Common?
Jul 09, 2014
What do Sasquatch, The Loch Ness Monster and Dr. Vaclaw have in common? Don’t say they are all ugly monsters!
Happy 4th of July from Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
Jul 04, 2014
Happy 4th of July from Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
One Year Anniversary
Jul 01, 2014
Today marks the one year anniversary of the opening of Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands. We could not be celebrating this great achievement without the support of our family, friends, patients, and colleagues.
Have You Been to Our New Office?
Jun 27, 2014
Hopefully you have! If not, don’t worry. We will be hosting an open house very soon and you’re invited. Be watching for the announcement on our Facebook page and here, on our website.
All About Ankle Scopes
Jun 19, 2014
Knee scopes are one of the most common procedures offered from Orthopedic Surgeons for a multitude of knee complaints.
Summer Foot Complaints
Jun 18, 2014
With temperatures rising, school ending and sunshine starting earlier and lasting longer, we start to make plans on how to deal with Summer.
Foot and Ankle Specialists New Office Sneak Peek
May 22, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands will soon be moving up in The Woodlands, upstairs that is!.
Dr. Vaclaw at the 2014 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas
May 16, 2014
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw has been invited by Memorial Hermann and the Ironman Institute to help assist at the 2014 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Triathlon.
Happy Mother’s Day!
May 11, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day to all of those women who give of themselves to being a mom. It is one of the most selfless things a human can do.
Why Bob Marley Needed a Podiatrist.
May 10, 2014
Fewer and fewer celebrities seem worth all the public praise. Most overindulge in lavishness and ruin their god-given talents by destroying their bodies through drugs and riotous living.
May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 07, 2014
May is skin cancer awareness month. When we think of skin cancer we usually think of the leathery old woman in Florida who spends way too much time baking herself into skin cancer.
Free Health Screenings Tomorrow 4/30/2014
Apr 30, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is sponsoring The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Summit on Healthcare.
Dr. Vaclaw as Guest Speaker for the Texas Society of Medical Assi
Apr 13, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands’ Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw was a guest lecturer for the Texas Society of Medical Assistant’s annual education conference.
Dr. Vaclaw on Blogtalkradio Discussing Stem Cell Therapy in Podiatry
Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw has been on the forefront of regenerative medicine and utilizing stem cell therapy to improve patients’ outcomes. Stem cells are undifferentiated (blank-slate) cells that can turn into most anything the body needs them to become.
Pictures From 2014 Marathon
Mar 07, 2014
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands had a great presence at the 2014 Marathon in The Woodlands.
Foot and Ankle Specialists at the Woodlands Marathon
Feb 28, 2014
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw and Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands will have a big presence at this weekend’s annual run.
Foot and Ankle Specialists if The Woodlands at the CISD Health Fair
Jan 14, 2014
Saturday, January 12th Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands had a great presence at the Conroe Independent School District Health Fair.
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Woodlands Featured in on the Town
Jan 14, 2014
Dr. Vaclaw and Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is featured this month in “On The Town” magazine.
Medical Marijuana in the Feet
Jan 03, 2014
The hottest topic in the news today is the legal use of medical marijuana (Cannabis) in states like Colorado. Cannabis’ use in medicine dates back 2000 years BC. It has been a recreational drug in the U.S. since the 1930’s.
New Year, New Resolutions, No Foot Pain
Dec 28, 2013
Every New Year brings a change at a new beginning. We take advantage of this fresh start to make new resolutions and goals.
Saving Soles, My Favorite Shoe Charities
Dec 20, 2013
During this Holiday season, whether we are celebrating Christmas, Hanukah or just celebrating life with family and loved ones, I encourage anyone whose eyes meet these words to consider the great abundance we have in our lives.
So…do I Walk Like a Reindeer?
Dec 09, 2013
Do you have the sudden urge to jump up on to a roof top? Do you have an itch to pull a sleigh? Have you been searching around your house for that big red clown nose? Do you know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixon?
I Will Not Let Anyone Walk Through My Mind With Their Dirty Feet. -Mahatma Gandhi
Dec 05, 2013
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. -Mahatma Gandhi
Holiday Foot Preparation- Black Friday Is Your Super Bowl!
Dec 03, 2013
Be “Thankful” for your feet on Black Friday and this Holiday shopping season
StepOut Walk to STOP Diabetes
Nov 06, 2013
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw is this year’s premier podiatrist for the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes. Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands will be sponsoring a team of walkers for this year’s event.
Here Are the Two Winners for the Texans Ticket Give Away!
Nov 01, 2013
Congratulations to Trevor Haynes and Vernon Henry! You have won two free tickets to this Sunday night’s Texans vs Colts game!
The Failure of the Healthcare Affordability Act
Oct 31, 2013
A very close friend posted some news the other day that many Americans are experiencing. She received a letter from her health insurance company stating that her policy was being dropped.
!! Houston Texans Ticket Giveaway !!
Oct 30, 2013
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is giving away 2 pairs of this Sunday night’s Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL football game.
Tom Hanks Recently Diagnosed With Diabetes
Oct 15, 2013
After watching Captain Phillips this weekend, I once again appreciated the acting talent of the legendary Tom Hanks. Hanks was recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.
Powerkids Over-the-counter Orthotics Now Available!
Sep 27, 2013
Do your toddlers and youth have excessively flattened arches? Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands now carries the pediatric version of Powerstep OTC orthotics. PowerKids offer arch support for those to those little paws that have pain and fatigue.
Dr. Oz’s High Heeled Workouts?
Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Oz had fitness instructor Kathy Henkel on his Tuesday show to teach how she recommends a new type of workout involving doing exercises in high heeled shoes!
Duane Brown Injury Needs a Steel-toed Boot!
Sep 24, 2013
Once again, the newest podiatrist in The Woodlands is salivating to treat this simple injury. Duane Brown, offensive lineman for the Houston Texans injured his big toe joint last week while playing the Tennessee Titans.
Football Season Bring Foot Injuries to the Headlines
Sep 18, 2013
Jamaal Charles, Dez Bryant, La’Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins, Champ Bailey, Russel Okung, Ryan Clady, Blaine Gabbert, Manti Te’o. These are the list of the players in the NFL who are suffering from foot injuries.
Keep Your Eyes on the Stars and Your Feet on the Ground. -Theodore Roosevelt
Sep 17, 2013
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. -Theodore Roosevelt
Be Sure You Put Your Feet in the Right Place, Then Stand Firm.-Abraham Lincoln
Sep 17, 2013
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.-Abraham Lincoln
New Powerstep Slender Fit Orthotics for Women Available at Fas
Sep 13, 2013
oot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is excited to announce that we now carry Powerstep Slender Fit Fashion Orthotics. Powerstep is the maker of our elite line of pre-fabricated orthotics.
Are You Full of Shin Splints?
Sep 04, 2013
No, Shin splints are not bamboo rods that are fastened to the lower legs on an episode of Survivor! Shin splints are a painful injury that runners and athletes suffer from.
Aug 27, 2013
Snap, crackle, POP! Ankle sprains are one of the most common complaints in young athletes but can also occur in any age group and lifestyle. Here is the “need to know” about sprains:
Do I Have a Flat Foot or a High Arch?
Aug 23, 2013
I went on a run the other day with one of my best buddies. We went trail running on mostly dirt and grass using Nike Free Run and Nike Lunarlite minimal support running shoes.
Aug 21, 2013
It seems as though many people have been complaining of ingrown toenails. I want to share how I fixed mine. I came home from a run and felt the inside of my right big toe was especially painful. I had recently trimmed it back and slanted the edge.
Back to School Offer
Aug 20, 2013
With the new school year quickly approaching or already started for some of you lucky ones, Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands wants to reward all you teachers, parents, students, friends of teachers…
Healthcare Affordability Act-Obamacare
Aug 16, 2013
Let me start by expressing my bias. I DO NOT want government controlled health care just like I don’t want government controlled 44oz soda regulations! I have biases. Noted.
What Is My Favorite Thing to Treat?
Aug 16, 2013
I was asked what is the favorite thing for me to treat? That is easy. I love to treat Plantar Fasciitis. For more information on what Plantar Fasciitis is, click here for the Heel Pain blog.
Back to School Checklist for Your Feet
Aug 14, 2013
Whether you are a mom, ready to get 8 hours of your life back, or the teacher about to spend your days at the chalkboard (do those even exist anymore?), it is time to get back to school and back on your feet.
Can I Get Your Foot Drunk?
Aug 13, 2013
I am often asked about pain in the ball of the foot. It is commonly described as a sharp, burning, shooting pain that shoots out the ends of the toes. It is very common in pregnant pregnant women whose feet begin to feel fatigued.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Stinky Feet
Aug 08, 2013
Once again, I reveal with shame the lowest level of self-respect by admitting the trashy shows I watch.
What the heel?! High heels that cure pain?
Aug 06, 2013
What the heel?! It is commonly thought that the way to heal foot pain is by avoiding high heels.
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
Aug 03, 2013
Your foot and ankle surgeon, serving The Woodlands and its surrounding communities.
$212 Million Dollar Man, Albert Pujols Out for Season With Plantar Fascia Rupture
Jul 31, 2013
The $212 million dollars on Pujols’ contract isn’t enough to get the 2nd year Anaheim Angel into the lineup. What’s keeping him riding the pine?
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
Jul 30, 2013
Today I want to discuss the Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF). For info on Plantar Fasciitis see our website here. EPF is a less invasive surgical intervention for Plantar Fasciitis.
Why Being Naked and Afraid Is Good Business for Podiatrists?
Jul 29, 2013
My wife and I have started watching the Discovery Channel’s newest reality hit Naked and Afraid.
Essential Oils + Medicine to treat Toenail Fungus and Athletes Foot Infections
Jul 24, 2013
FAS The Woodlands is now carrying Formula 3, FungiFoam and Clean Sweep!
Crank It Up! The Use of Orthotics!
Jul 24, 2013
So a friend came by tonight asking about orthotics. Two questions were brought up. Do orthotics put your feet in a “normal” position and do they correct abnormal feet.
Heat Wave and Scrambled Eggs
Jul 18, 2013
We’ve all heard the old saying, “it’s hit enough to cook an egg on the cement”. Well, unfortunately for diabetics pre-mature poultry isn’t the only poachable things on the hot cement.
What Shoes does a Foot Doctor Recommend?
Jul 18, 2013
What hemorrhoid cream does a proctologist use when he gets hemorrhoids?
The Zombie Toenail Apocalypse
Jul 10, 2013
Food storage, water supply, ammunition-check! With Brad Pitt’s hit, World War Z, and the beloved TV show, Walking Dead, we have all heard of the impending “zombie apocalypse” and the corpses that will rise from the grave to haunt our streets.
Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Jul 10, 2013
One of the most common foot problems encountered is a painful heel on the bottom of the foot. This pain is commonly worse with the first step after rest (i.e. First step in morning or getting out of bed during the night).
Jul 09, 2013
When the 31 year-old Moroccan Brahim Takioullah met with the 19 year-old Indian, Jyoti Amge it matched the World’s largest and smallest feet. Brahim, stands 8’1” tall to Jyote’s 2′ in height.
Happy Independence Day from Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
Jul 04, 2013
Happy Independence Day from Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands. We would like to take a moment to thank all of those who have fought bravely to establish and protect this nation and its people.
The Newest Podiatry Practice in The Woodlands
Jul 01, 2013
Monday, July 1st, 2013 marks the first day of the rest of my life. Since my first year in podiatry school, I have been planning and preparing to open this practice.
Dental Implants for Your Toenail Fungus?
Jun 28, 2013
So you’ve heard of tummy tucks, liposuction and Botox injections, but the newest procedure to amplify beauty might seem a bit beneath you! It gives a full makeover to those ten little piggies of yours!
The Foot Pains of Pregnancy
Jun 26, 2013
Through 3 children, I have had a close and personal experience regarding the feet of a pregnant woman. Let me preface this blog by stating that those previously mentioned feet belong to the most beautiful mother in the world!
The Extraordinary Foot
Jun 20, 2013
“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art” -Leonardo DaVinci
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