7348 East Brainerd Road , Chattanooga, TN 37421, 423-760-3115

 423-760-3115

Richard Eby, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services.

  • Achilies Tendon
  • Ankle Stability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritic Foot
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Flat Feet
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Infections
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Warts
  • Wounds

What Sets Us Apart

  1. For patients with a foot problem, education is important an we take the time to educate the patient about their foot problems.
  2. We realize your time is important and make every effort to see you in a timely fashion
  3. Patients prefer options.  We can give you several treatment options and the final decision is made by you.

Laser Therapy For Fungus Nails

Does your toenails have UGLY, NOT SO PRETTY syndrome? At our office Dr. Eby provides help with your situation. In our office we use the Q Clear Laser for fungus toenails. We have the latest technology for the treatment of unsightly nails and this device is FDA approved to treat fungus nails. Laser therapy is proven to be safe and very effective treatment. The laser is a virtually painless procedure with absolutely no down time from your regular activities. Also, this medical procedure is an alternative to prescription medications.  With the laser procedure, it does take 1 visit to our office.  With only 1 minute per toe, this is a simple lunchtime task.

Richard Eby, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services.

In-Office Foot Surgery
 
Dr. Eby's Chattanooga location features an in-office surgical suite. Most types of foot surgeries can be performed here, which could save the patient and their insurance company considerable expense.
 
Having foot surgery in a hospital almost always entails a higher out-of-pocket expense. For most patients, this could be a savings of several hundred dollars. For patients with no insurance coverage, the savings can be as high as thousands of dollars.
 
In-office surgery is usually under local anesthesia, but light sedation can be used in certain cases.
 
Patients typically are able to leave the office and be home within a few hours after their surgery. Local anesthesia can keep the patient pain free for up to 10 hours.
 
Use of a freestanding surgical center is available for patients requiring heavier sedation or general anesthesia.
 
 
Diagnostic Ultrasound
 
Our state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound gives us an advantage over x-ray for soft tissue deformities and injuries of the foot and ankle.
 
This includes the ability to:
 
  • See foreign objects in the foot which may not show in x-rays
  • Measure the thickness of the plantar fascia to better treat heel pain
  • Diagnose torn ligaments and tendons
  • Help with needle placement for sclerosing injections
  • Can help more accurately diagnose soft-tissue tumours and cysts
  • In some casis, ultrasound can eliminate the need for a much more  expensive MRI

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    Ankle Sprains
    Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...

    Bunions
    Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...

    Flat Feet
    Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...

    Hammertoes
    Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...

    Diabetes and Your Feet
    With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...

    Heel Spurs
    Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...

    Corns
    Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...

    Athlete's Foot
    A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...

     

                                            

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