Dr. Mitch Williams, DPM, is a graduate of Arkansas University with a B.S. in Microbiology. He attended Barry University College of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Fl. He also completed a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency in Greenville, Texas.
Dr. Stancukas is looking forward to joining the Advanced Foot and Ankle family and providing personalized high quality podiatric care to every patient she meets. She believes in practicing evidence-based medicine and exhausting conservative treatment options before surgical intervention. Trained in the latest surgical techniques, she is confident in her ability to provide exceptional care and get patients back on their feet.
Dr. Stancukas grew up in Fort Worth, running along the Trinity Trail and performing in the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir. She is a proud Falcon graduate of Fort Worth Country Day School and an active member of Saint Andrew's Catholic Community. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, before completing a masters degree in biomedical sciences at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. In 2014, she earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL.
She completed a three-year podiatric medical and surgical residency at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, in Dixon, IL. During her third year she served as Chief Resident. Her residency focused on conservative and surgical management of all podiatric ailments, with an emphasis on traumatic and elective reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. She is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She also recently co-authored a case study on treatment of a rare bone tumor that will appear in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association this year.
"As a physician, I believe it is paramount to know my strengths, recognize my limitations, and do no harm. I strive to treat all patients as if they were members of my family."
Dr. Russell Pendleton, DPM, is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science. He also graduated from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Pendleton then completed a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency in Houston, Texas focusing on traumatic and elective reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Pendleton's practice provides detailed care to a wide range of foot and ankle needs. A member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association, he is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date foot treatments and surgeries. Dr. Pendleton and his wife, Katie, are both originally from the north Fort Worth area and are proud to be able to serve the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.