Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 242-3668(FOOT)

Dr. Wright believes that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.  A patient library covering an array of educational topics is available for your personal use.  Browse through the diagnoses and treatments at the right to learn more about topics of interest to you.  Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar below.

As always, you may contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

  1. Don't ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.
  2. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate Athlete's Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.
  3. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.
  4. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.
  5. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  6. Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).
  7. Alternate shoes—don't wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  8. Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.
  9. Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
  10. If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.

Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 242-3668(FOOT)