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Dr. Jonathan Mark Kletz, DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Dr. Jonathan Kletz is a podiatrist practicing in Dallas, TX. Dr. Kletz is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Kletz diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
Dr. Jonathan Mark Kletz, DPM
  • Dallas, TX
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How can my daughter manage a broken toe without surgery?

The best way to manage a broken toe. If it is not displaced is to splint the toe to the toe next to it using some type of tape. Also, would recommend wear some type of stiff soled READ MORE
The best way to manage a broken toe. If it is not displaced is to splint the toe to the toe next to it using some type of tape. Also, would recommend wear some type of stiff soled shoe so that the toe is immobilized.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

How do you know a child's foot is broken?

Typically, you take an X-ray to evaluate the bone.

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How do you test for ankle instability?

There are x-ray techniques that can be done under anesthesia. MRI can be performed to look at the ankle ligaments. Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM Texas Foot Works Dallas, Athens and READ MORE
There are x-ray techniques that can be done under anesthesia. MRI can be performed to look at the ankle ligaments.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Texas Foot Works Dallas, Athens and Gun Barrel City Texas 214-340-8885

How successful is plantar fasciitis surgery?

Plantar fasciitis surgery can be quite effective. Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is about 80% successful. Also EPAT procedure which is not covered by most insurances can be about READ MORE
Plantar fasciitis surgery can be quite effective. Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is about 80% successful. Also EPAT procedure which is not covered by most insurances can be about 80% effective as well. It does not require an incision or an injection. I would first try conservative treatment first.  

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

Do you need to bring your child to the doctor if they fell off their bike?

If your child is having pain in his arm and leg after falling off of a bike. I would recommend to have him evaluated by a pediatrician to make sure that there is no significant READ MORE
If your child is having pain in his arm and leg after falling off of a bike. I would recommend to have him evaluated by a pediatrician to make sure that there is no significant injuries.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

Does a torn ligament in the ankle require surgery?

Depending on the degree of tear, sometimes surgery is not required. Best is to get an MRI to determine what degree the ligament is torn.  

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

What foot exercises can be done at home?

There are numerous exercises for the foot that can be done at home. This depends on the particular medical condition you may have. You can stretch the plantar fascia, Achilles READ MORE
There are numerous exercises for the foot that can be done at home. This depends on the particular medical condition you may have. You can stretch the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon, and other tendons depending on where you are having the particular issue.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

Can being overweight cause ankle pain?

Yes being overweight can cause excess stress on the ankle, creating more strain on the joint and the surrounding ligaments and tendons. Weight alone is not always a reason to have READ MORE
Yes being overweight can cause excess stress on the ankle, creating more strain on the joint and the surrounding ligaments and tendons. Weight alone is not always a reason to have ankle pain.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Texas Foot Works Dallas, Athens and Gun Barrel City Texas 214-340-8885

How long does it take for nerves to heal after foot surgery?

It depends on what type of surgery are having. It is just a normal surgery of cutting the skin and soft tissue as well as bone, then the healing is mainly associated with the soft READ MORE
It depends on what type of surgery are having. It is just a normal surgery of cutting the skin and soft tissue as well as bone, then the healing is mainly associated with the soft tissue and bone. Nerves take a little bit longer than normal tissue to heal so it depends on the type of procedure that is being done. 

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Texas Foot WorksDallas, Athens and Gun Barrel City Texas214-340-8885

What to do right after twisting your ankle?

Applying ice, elevation, and some light compression can help. Depending on the severity of the injury, sometimes X-rays are needed to evaluate the bone to see if there is a fracture. READ MORE
Applying ice, elevation, and some light compression can help. Depending on the severity of the injury, sometimes X-rays are needed to evaluate the bone to see if there is a fracture. Anti-inflammatories can be taken if you don't have any allergies or any interaction with any other medications that you currently take. Getting evaluated by a physician is always a good idea. 

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What is the best pain relief for plantar fasciitis?

You can start with buying over-the-counter orthotics which can help improve alignment and function of the foot. You can also perform stretching exercises. Jonathan M. Kletz, READ MORE
You can start with buying over-the-counter orthotics which can help improve alignment and function of the foot. You can also perform stretching exercises.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

Why does the bone under my big toe hurt?

This could be caused by irritation of two round bones, called the sesamoids. This could also be pain under the joint due to excess pressure. I would recommend X-rays to evaluate READ MORE
This could be caused by irritation of two round bones, called the sesamoids. This could also be pain under the joint due to excess pressure. I would recommend X-rays to evaluate condition and see a physician.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

How do I know if my ankle injury is serious?

Would recommend evaluation of the ankle injury to determine the severity of the injury. This would include X-rays and possible MRI.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

How long does it take to recover from a broken ankle?

It depends on the severity of the injury to the ankle. I would recommend X-rays of the ankle and potential MRI if warranted. Depending on the type of fracture, it'd take from four READ MORE
It depends on the severity of the injury to the ankle. I would recommend X-rays of the ankle and potential MRI if warranted. Depending on the type of fracture, it'd take from four weeks much longer. This is why X-rays are important.

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How to ease pain in my right ankle?

Depends on what is causing the pain. Just leaning on your right leg should not necessarily cause ankle pain. You may have another underlying issue that could be causing discomfort. READ MORE
Depends on what is causing the pain. Just leaning on your right leg should not necessarily cause ankle pain. You may have another underlying issue that could be causing discomfort. I would recommend having it evaluated with potential X-ray.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

How can I relieve foot pain?

It depends what the chronic foot pain is coming from. Sometimes arch supports can be beneficial depending on the diagnosis. Sometimes X-rays are needed to diagnose chronic foot READ MORE
It depends what the chronic foot pain is coming from. Sometimes arch supports can be beneficial depending on the diagnosis. Sometimes X-rays are needed to diagnose chronic foot pain as well. Would recommend evaluation by podiatrist.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

When do you see a doctor for a sore ankle?

If you continue to have swelling and pain and the condition does not seem to be improving or ankle feels unstable, I would recommend evaluation and X-rays. Jonathan M. Kletz, READ MORE
If you continue to have swelling and pain and the condition does not seem to be improving or ankle feels unstable, I would recommend evaluation and X-rays.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

The arch in my foot has lessened over time?

As we get older, our feet can change. The arch height can change due to muscle weakness and stretching of ligaments. Would recommend some type of arch support. If it is painful, READ MORE
As we get older, our feet can change. The arch height can change due to muscle weakness and stretching of ligaments. Would recommend some type of arch support. If it is painful, I would recommend an X-ray. 

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

My heels are in pain all the time?

You may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. This occurs with excess stress between ligament on the bottom of the foot that attaches to the heel. Stretching exercises, ice, READ MORE
You may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. This occurs with excess stress between ligament on the bottom of the foot that attaches to the heel. Stretching exercises, ice, and arch supports can be beneficial. If this is not helping, would recommend evaluation and X-rays.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM

Why does my ankle pop when I walk?

Popping of the ankle can be due to arthritis, tendon or potential ligament issues. Recommend having ankle evaluated to make sure that there are no structural problems. Jonathan READ MORE
Popping of the ankle can be due to arthritis, tendon or potential ligament issues. Recommend having ankle evaluated to make sure that there are no structural problems.

Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM