Foot Specialists & Podiatrists in Blue Springs

Podiatrists in Blue Springs from Kansas City Foot Specialists

Foot and ankle problems can really impact your day-to-day life. Not being able to bear weight on a foot or ankle can keep you from doing important and necessary tasks like going to the grocery store and running errands. Luckily, if you live in Blue Springs, you’re close to the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists.

We Treat Foot and Ankle Problems

The foot doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists are trained to help solve all foot and ankle problems. We help Blue Springs patients get back on their feet fast. If you suffer from any of these foot problems, come see us:

Our On-Site Surgery Center Makes Foot Surgery Better

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we have our own state-of-the-art surgery center. This allows us to provide top-of-the-line equipment to our patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas, and lets us concentrate on foot surgery only.

Having the Surgery Center of Blue Valley on-site gives our specialized staff the ability to take care of all of your foot care needs in one place, from general consultation all the way to post-surgery follow-up. Plus, it allows our Blue Springs patients to stress less about their surgery and focus more on getting the treatment they need.

A Conservative Approach to Foot Care

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we have our own surgery center on site, but that doesn’t mean that we jump into surgery as a solution to your foot and ankle problems. We approach our foot conditions and ankle issues with a primary focus on conservative methods.

We fabricate and design functional orthotics, and our foot care center offers footwear, pads, supports, and lotions to help you take the best possible care of your feet. We only resort to surgery as a last resort. If your condition does require surgery, you’re in good hands with our experienced podiatrists, the latest surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art technology.

Foot Problems Can Be Complicated

Think about all that your feet have to do. Balance, propel, twist, turn, bend, pound, lift,  stop...the list goes on. It’s no wonder the foot was designed as a complicated piece of biological machinery. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons.  When you think of the abuse our feet take, and the intricate structure involved, it’s no wonder that 75% of all Americans will experience some sort of foot problem in their lifetime.

Why See a Podiatrist Vs. a Medical Doctor?

Considering how intricate feet are, if you have a foot problem, it’s best to see a doctor who specializes in feet. A podiatrist is a highly trained foot and ankle specialist who has received in-depth training to address problems, injuries, and complaints of the feet and ankles and perform surgery to fix these problems.

To become a doctor of podiatric medicine, your podiatrist has completed podiatry-specific training in medical school, clinical rotations in medicine and surgery, and a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery. A medical doctor has a much broader base of training and education. Their training and education on feet and ankles may be covered a few weeks, while your podiatrist invests years in understanding the complexities of foot and ankle problems.

Meet Our Podiatrists

Each of our podiatrists brings a high level of skill and education to the practice. Here is a little bit about each doctor to help familiarize you with our office and our services:

Dr. David B. Laha

Dr. Laha, Podiatrist at Kansas City Foot Specialists

Dr. Laha has been practicing in the KC area since 1985. He is a leading provider of foot care in the Blue Springs area. His extensive training has made him an expert in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremity.

Dr. Laha's expertise is commonly sought by other physicians as well as sports teams. He has provided local health reporters with information on a variety of foot and ankle problems and the latest medical innovations in our field and frequently lectures for organizations in the industry.

Dr. Jennifer Phillips

Podiatrist and Foot Specialist Dr. Jennifer Phillips

Dr. Phillips’ specialty area is in reconstructive foot surgery and diabetic foot care. Dr. Phillips has been with Kansas City Foot Specialists since 2004.

She emphasizes patient education in medical conditions and proper footwear, and provides the highest quality of foot and ankle care for our Blue Springs patients.

 

Dr. Andrew M. Hall

Dr. Andrew Hall - Foot Specialist & Podiatrist at Kansas City Foot Specialists

Dr. Andrew M. Hall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006 from Iowa State University and a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in 2010.

He went on to complete a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. His specialty area is common toe and ball of the foot problems to complex heel and ankle issues.

His interests in the field of podiatry include sports medicine, trauma, and limb preservation.

Compassionate Foot Doctors for Blue Springs

We understand foot and ankle problems and the possibility of surgery can make you feel anxious and nervous, and we do our best to calm your fears and make your experience as pleasant as possible. After listening to your symptoms, our doctors provide a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan so you know exactly what to expect. They don’t use “Dr. speak” or talk over your head. They clearly explain all of your options and expected results. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable before, during, and after your procedure.

Stop Suffering from Foot Pain

You don’t have to live with pain every day. Let us help. If you’ve been suffering from foot or ankle pain of any kind, stop! For many of our Blue Springs patients, the solution is just a quick visit away. Come see Drs. Laha, Phillips, or Hall and let them replace your fear with confidence. If surgery is recommended for you, you know you are in the best of hands, so decide to live pain free and call us today!

If you live in Blue Springs and are suffering from foot conditions or ankle problems, come see the foot doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Request an appointment and come meet our team to discuss your foot care needs and to treat any foot pain you're having! See why we’re Blue Spring’s favorite podiatrists.

Independence, MO Podiatrist and Foot Specialists

Podiatrists in Independence, MO from Kansas City Foot Specialists

If you live in the Independence area and are suffering from foot problems, come see the foot experts at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Our podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle injuries and conditions and can help you get back on your feet in no time. There’s no reason to live with the pain and inconvenience of foot or ankle problems. Come see us for:

Meet Our Foot Doctors

The foot doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists can help relieve many kinds of foot pain. We have three highly skilled foot doctors on staff who are ready to treat your foot or ankle condition and rid you of the pain you have been experiencing.

Dr. David B. Laha

Dr. Laha is a leading provider of foot care in the Independence area. His extensive training has made him an expert in reconstructive foot surgery and sports medicine of the lower extremity. Dr Laha's expertise is sought out by other physicians for their patient care as well as sports teams for the care of their athletes. He lectures for organizations and has provided local health reporters with information on a variety of foot and ankle problems and the latest medical innovations for the treatment of foot and ankle problems.

Dr Laha has been practicing in the KC area since 1985. He is a Kansas native born in Winchester and raised in Centralia. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University, graduating with honors.

Dr. Jennifer Phillips

Dr. Phillips completed her medical and surgical residency at the Medical Center of Independence. Her residency provided her with specialized training in reconstructive foot surgery and diabetic foot care. Dr. Phillips has been with Kansas City Foot Specialists since 2004.

Dr. Phillips is dedicated to learning the latest advances in medicine and integrates quality of care with communication and compassion. She emphasizes patient education in medical conditions and proper footwear, and provides the highest quality of foot and ankle care for our Independence patients.

Dr. Andrew M. Hall

Dr. Andrew M. Hall is a Dubuque, Iowa native. He completed his education in his home state, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006 from Iowa State University and a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University in 2010.

Dr. Hall went on to complete a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is confident in treating common toe and ball of the foot problems to complex heel and ankle issues. His interests in the field of podiatry include sports medicine, trauma, and limb preservation.

Feet Do Amazing Things

The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. That’s a lot of moving parts and places where problems can occur! Because all of these parts work together to allow the foot to move in dozens of different positions, injury can occur in just about every one of these parts.

Think of the demands put on your feet and ankles. They must move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward, backward, and even sideways. Then, add to that that the surfaces we live, work, and play on are not always level and even. Plus, carrying extra weight, wearing fashionable shoes like high heels, and playing sports all demand so much more from our feet. It’s no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.

Podiatrists Are Much More Than Medical Doctors

Podiatrists are far more than simply foot doctors who treat toenail fungus, calluses, and bunions. In fact, your podiatrist is a highly trained foot and ankle specialist who has received in-depth training to address problems, injuries, and complaints of the lower extremities and perform surgery to fix these problems. A medical doctor, even if they are an orthopedist, has a broader, less focused base of training and education.

Their training and education on feet and ankles may be covered a few weeks, while your podiatrist invests years in understanding the complexities of these parts of the body. To become a doctor of podiatric medicine, your podiatrist has completed podiatry-specific training in medical school, clinical rotations in medicine and surgery, and a residency in podiatric medicine and surgery. Podiatrists know foot conditions and ankle problems inside and out.

The Only Foot Doctors with an On-Site Surgery Center

Surgery Center for Foot and Ankle Injuries

If you have to have foot or ankle surgery, the experts at Kansas City Foot Specialists offer the most convenient surgery experience with an on-site surgery center. The Surgery Center of Blue Valley, our on-site surgery center, is an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) conveniently located at the Kansas City Foot Specialists location in Overland Park. This state-of-the-art facility specializes in foot surgery and is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas.

Having our own surgery center that concentrates only on foot surgery, allows us to focus on what we do best and provide top-of-the-line equipment to our Independence patients. Having an outpatient facility allows our patients to stress less about their surgery and focus more on getting the treatment they need. This also means you won’t have to stay as long and that you’ll be in an environment with less risk for infection.

Having the Surgery Center of Blue Valley on-site gives our specialized staff the ability to take care of all of your foot care needs in one place, from general consultation all the way to post-surgery follow-up.

A Conservative Approach to Foot Care

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we have our own surgery center on site, but we approach our foot and ankle treatments with a primary focus on conservative methods, resorting to surgical treatments only as last resort. We fabricate and design functional orthotics, and our foot care center offers footwear, pads, supports, and lotions to help you take the best possible care of your feet. If your condition does require surgery, you’re in good hands with our experience podiatrists, the latest surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art technology.

If you live in Independence, and are suffering from foot conditions or ankle problems, come see the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Request an appointment and come meet our team to discuss your foot care needs and to treat any foot pain you're having! See why we’re Independence’s favorite podiatrists.

Podiatrist for Lawrence, KS at Kansas City Foot Specialists

Lawrence Podiatrist and Foot Specialists at Kansas City Foot Specialists

If you live in Lawrence and suffer from foot pain, we’ve got good news for you. Kansas City Foot Specialists is here to help. We specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. If you have foot pain that is affecting your life on a daily basis, stop living with it and come see us. Our doctors and staff can evaluate, educate and treat ailments so you can get back to living your life pain free. We treat all types of foot and ankle problems including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Bone spurs
  • Tendinitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal nails
  • Warts
  • Athlete's foot
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis foot problems
  • Children's foot problems

A Conservative Approach to Foot Care

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we take a conservative approach to foot conditions and problems. While surgery is sometimes the best solution, we will try other minimally invasive treatments first to see if the problem can be alleviated without surgery. We can create custom orthotics to help alleviate pain. Many times footwear, pads, supports, and lotions along with therapy can solve a problem. While we start with the conservative approach, at times, the podiatrists may decide surgery is the best option. But don’t worry. You’re in good hands. Our doctors and staff along with our state-of-the-art surgery center make surgery as convenient as possible.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Center in Lawrence

The Surgery Center of Blue Valley was started in 2007 by Drs. Laha and Phillips to provide a convenient and cutting-edge foot surgery facility for our Lawrence patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas. Our surgery center concentrates on foot surgery only, so we can provide the best equipment and a dedicated staff to treat most surgical foot and ankle problems. Rather than a hospital stay, you have an outpatient procedure which is more convenient and usually means a shorter stay plus an environment with less risk for infection.

We Offer the Latest Advances in Foot Care

The doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists stay abreast of the latest medical advances including medical and surgical techniques and equipment. Our goal is to provide the best foot care for our Lawrence patients. Combine this expertise with our compassionate, friendly staff and comfortable environment and you can see why our patients are happy. Our podiatry clinic uses technology that makes diagnosis and treatment more precise, including:

  • Shockwave therapy for a non-invasive treatment of chronic heel pain
  • A C-Arm x-ray system, allowing the doctors to monitor injuries, fractures and progress in real time
  • Vascular testing equipment for the lower extremities

Common Foot Conditions

Considering that the human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons, it’s no wonder that we see dozens of different foot problems from our Lawrence patients. From arthritis to Achilles tendonitis, bunions to bone spurs, the foot doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists can help diagnose and treat any foot condition or ankle problem. Even seemingly small problems like athlete’s foot or ingrown toenails can become big issues if left untreated. Don’t live with it - fix it!

Ingrown Toenails Can Cause Big Problems

One of the most common foot problems we treat at Kansas City Foot Specialists is ingrown toenails. An ingrown toenail can be caused by many things including genetics, cutting your toenails too short, wearing poorly fitted shoes, or pulling or tearing nails instead of clipping them. While this condition may be no more than an irritation for some patients, as many ingrown toenails heal themselves over time, they can also become a serious problem if they get infected.

Some people suffer from chronic ingrown toenails as well. For diabetics and patients with low blood circulation, an ingrown toenail is even more threatening. An infection in these patients’ feet can turn into gangrene and spread infection to other parts of the body, which poses a serious health risk. Typically, ingrown toenails can be treated with non-invasive procedures, but more serious cases may require surgery, which is usually performed in the office, under local anesthesia.

Heel Pain Is a Common Foot Problem

Lawrence Podiatrist for Heal Pain

There are plenty of foot problems that cause heel pain. In fact, heel pain is a very common problem we see in our Lawrence patients. Your heels may be hurting for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Calf tightening
  • Flat footedness
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Weight gain

No matter what’s causing your heel pain, our foot doctors always look for the most conservative approach possible to alleviate your pain with minimally invasive treatment. Severe heel conditions may require surgery, which takes place at the state-of-the-art Surgery Center of Blue Valley.

Diabetic Foot Care

In our office, foot and wound care in our patients with diabetes is a top priority. We specialize in foot and wound care for diabetics. Because they experience a decrease in blood flow in the legs and feet, and a decrease in feeling in the hands and feet (neuropathy), people with diabetes have an increased risk of developing complications from any wounds on their feet. The ability to feel a wound present on the feet is important for treatment and care. If you experience neuropathy, you may not know you have a wound on your foot until it is too late.

At Kansas City Foot Specialists, we pride ourselves in offering advanced treatment options for diabetics. Through continued education and regular appointments, we can help you determine if you are at risk for diabetes-related foot ulcers. We want to ensure that if you are affected by the disease, you will receive the best treatment possible. If a wound goes untreated, it could develop into something more severe such as an ulcer and in a worst-case scenario, could require amputation. Our doctors want to make sure our Lawrence patients with diabetes are aware of any wounds and receive the best treatment to prevent such conditions from worsening and requiring surgery.

Early recognition and regular foot screenings by a podiatrist will help prevent the need for amputation. If you have diabetes, make it a point to Inspect your feet daily and look for these warning signs in both feet and ankles:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Ingrown and fungal toenails
  • Dry cracks in the skin, especially around the heel
  • Changes in skin color
  • Pain in the legs
  • Open sores that are slow to heal
  • Bleeding corns and calluses

Request an appointment and come meet our team to discuss your foot care needs and to treat any foot pain you're having! See why we’re Lawrence’s favorite podiatrists.

Podiatrist in Lee's Summit at Kansas City Foot Specialists

Lee's Summit Podiatrists and Foot Specialists at Kansas City Foot Specialists

We use our feet every day, so there’s nothing more inconvenient than not being able to walk because of foot pain. That’s why Lee’s Summit patients come to Kansas City Foot Specialists for the best care in the KC area. At Kansas City Foot Specialists, our foot doctors can treat a wide variety of foot pain from sports injuries to bunions, hammertoe, and neuromas. Our podiatrists are foot problem specialists and they can diagnose and treat your foot pain. Come to us for any of these foot conditions:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Bone spurs
  • Tendinitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal nails
  • Warts
  • Athlete's foot
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis foot problems
  • Children's foot problems

We Treat Feet - from Bone Spurs to Bunions

No one should live with foot pain. If you live in Lee’s Summit and are dealing with foot problems that are affecting your ability to get around, come see the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Our foot doctors have seen it all, from ingrown toenails to tendinitis. If it can be fixed without surgery, through therapy, medication, or orthotics, we will. Our approach to treatment is focused on conservative methods, resorting to surgical treatments only if that is the last resort. But don’t worry, if  you require surgery, the Surgery Center of Blue Valley is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables our staff to provide high-quality surgical services.

Foot Surgery Center for Lee’s Summit Patients

The Surgery Center of Blue Valley  was started in 2007 by Drs. Laha and Phillips as a way of providing a convenient and state-of-the-art foot surgery facility for our patients. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is fully licensed and regulated by the state of Kansas. Because our center concentrates on foot surgery only, we can provide the best equipment and a dedicated staff to treat most surgical foot and ankle problems we encounter. Our outpatient facility is convenient and usually means shorter stays and an environment with less risk for infection.

Orthotics Designed to Help the Foot Heal

If you need a custom orthotic, we can fabricate and design one just for you. Plus, our foot care center offers footwear, pads, supports, and lotions to help you take the best possible care of your feet. It’s all part of our comprehensive foot and ankle care for our Lee’s Summit patients. We can also help with foot problems in children, which means you can bring the whole family to Kansas City Foot Specialists and we will provide the latest treatment and surgical techniques in a personal, caring environment.

Cutting Edge Treatment for Heel Pain


If you live in Lee’s Summit and suffer from plantar fasciitis, this is great news for you. There is a new non-surgical alternative treatment for chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. It’s called  Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT for short. In the past, if therapy was not effective, surgery was the treatment of choice.While usually successful, surgery has some downsides like limited mobility, a longer healing period, and the possibility of complications. ESWT doesn’t have these drawbacks.

ESWT presents little discomfort and shorter recovery times. Plus, it has a high success rate delivering results similar to those who have had surgery. ESWT can be performed on an outpatient basis with a series of three office visits and no anesthesia. The shockwaves break up the scar tissue within the plantar fascial ligament. They also stimulate blood flow which helps the body to heal faster. The only negative thing about it is that currently, the procedure is not covered by most insurance providers..

We Stay Abreast of the Latest Foot Care Technology

The doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists want to provide the best treatment possible for our Lee’s Summit patients. They  stay abreast of the latest medical and surgical techniques as well as equipment. The ESWT is just one example of cutting edge treatments we can offer our patients. Our goal is to provide the best foot care, using the latest advance in our field, in a compassionate, friendly environment. Some of the technology we use to make diagnosing and treating foot problems faster, easier, and more convenient, are:

  • Vascular testing equipment for the lower extremities
  • A C-Arm x-ray system, allowing the doctors to monitor injuries, fractures and progress in real time
  • Shockwave therapy for a non-invasive treatment of chronic heel pain

We Treat Foot and Ankle Problems Too

Traumatic injuries to the feet and ankles happen every day in Lee’s Summit. They can be as simple as dropping heavy items on your foot, rolling an ankle, or smacking your foot into a solid object or as dramatic as a car accident. Traumatic injuries include breaks, sprains, stress fractures and contusions (bone bruises). Sprains, contusions, and mild fractures don’t require surgery and can usually be treated by wrapping or casting the area and keeping weight off the foot or ankle for a matter of time. Should you require surgery to treat your condition, the Surgery Center of Blue Valley is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enables our staff to provide high-quality surgical services.

Sports Injuries Cause Plenty of Foot Trauma

Lee's Summit Foot Specialist for Sports Injuries

One of the most common causes of foot trauma is sports injuries. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. It’s no wonder sprains, tears, breaks and more happen daily on every school sports field from baseball to soccer to basketball. Where there’s sports, there will be sports injuries. And don’t forget about the active adults who still partake in sports activities. No matter how young or old you are, your feet take a lot of abuse when you play a sport. Running, jumping, and cutting back and forth can exert 3-4 times the amount of a person’s body weight on the feet and ankles. Additionally, direct impacts from tackles and other physical contact can create severe trauma. Common athletic foot injuries we see and treat include:

  • Sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Fractures
  • Contusions
  • Turf toe

If you live in Lee’s Summit and are suffering from any foot pain at all, please give us a call and let us help. There’s no reason to live with foot pain.

Request an appointment and come meet our team to discuss your foot care needs and to treat any foot pain you're having! See why Kansas City Foot Specialists is Lee’s Summit’s podiatrist of choice.

KCK Podiatrists and Foot Specialists

Podiatrists and foot specialists in KCK

Ask around if you need foot care in KCK and we’re sure one name will keep coming up - Kansas City Foot Specialists. Dr. Laha and the staff at Kansas City Foot Specialists have helped hundreds of KCK residents recover from foot and ankle injuries as well as other non-injury- related foot conditions. From simple procedures like ingrown toenails to plantar fasciitis surgery, our doctors will have you on your feet again in no time. We can help with just about any foot or ankle problem. Come see us for:

KCK Podiatrists Specialize in Foot Problems

The doctors at Kansas City Foot Specialists are far more than simply foot doctors. They are podiatrists, which means that are thoroughly and specifically trained to treat the lower legs, feet, and ankles. While a medical doctor may be trained to treat a wide array of problems and complaints, only podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle problems so diagnoses and treatment is specific and targeted. That’s why so many KCK residents choose us for foot and ankle problems.

Our Foot Surgery Center Is Second to None

Kansas City foot surgery center

The Surgery Center of Blue Valley was started in 2007 by Drs. Laha and Phillips. It allows us to make foot surgery more convenient for our KCK patients. Our surgery center is fully licensed and regulated, features cutting-edge technology including vascular testing equipment for the lower extremities, shockwave therapy for non-invasive treatment of chronic heel pain, and a C-Arm x-ray system that allows the doctors to monitor injuries, fractures and progress in real-time, and focuses on foot surgery only. When you choose Kansas City Foot Specialists, not only do you get podiatric specialists, you get our state-of-the-art surgery center as well. We are very proud of our surgery center because it means better care and shorter stays for our patients.

Stop Suffering from Foot Pain

If you’ve been suffering from foot or ankle pain of any kind, stop! For many of our KCK patients, the solution is just a quick surgery away. Come see Dr. Laha and let him replace your fear with confidence. If surgery is recommended for you, you know you are in the best of hands. You don’t have to live with pain every day. Let us help.

Don’t suffer from hammertoes, bunions or neuromas a second longer. Give us a call at (913) 338-4440 or schedule an appointment online. Get back to your life!

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