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Happy Feet: What Former Patients Have to Say About Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic and Dr. Silvester

Nothing makes the Next Step Foot & Ankle team happier than a happy patient who has conquered his or her pain. Here, we share what some of our former patients have had to say about their experience with us, and how they are doing today.

We know that you may be overwhelmed and may even a little scared about seeking treatment for your pain. While we can tell you all about what we can do for you, we like to let our patients share their experience to help assure you that your are taking an important first step towards a pain-free life!

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  • The office and medical staff are fantastic!!!!

    The office and medical staff are fantastic!!!! Patients are treated professionally, but with care and concern for their well being. This is by far the most truly caring medical office I have ever experienced!!!!

    W.B., Converse, TX
  • I was very impressed with the care my husband, who has diabetes, received.

    This was our first visit. I was very impressed with the care my husband, who has diabetes, received. The doctors and girls were great and we felt at ease. Very glad we found them after our dr. retired.

    T.C., Schertz, Texas
  • Experiencing relief without drugs is great!

    I stopped Gabapentin in favor of Electrical Signal Therapy.  I found this treatment to be significantly better.  The burning decreased and the overall condition of my feet and ankles seemed much better.  I would do it again if necessary.  Experiencing relief without drugs is great! 

    D.P., Universal City
  • It's worth a look into alternative options.

    Dr. Silvester was amazing. I have had issues with Neuropathy and extreme foot pain for about 6 years. I've been to multiple Doctors and have had no relief and a cabinet full of medications that aren't very helpful. Dr. Silvester gave me a couple of injections in the nerve area, I had some relief within a couple of days. It's worth a look into alternative options. Thanks Dr Silvester and staff.

    V.F., New Braunfels,TX 78132
  • Thank you for bringing me such relief, M.F, Floresville, TX

    Thank you for bringing me such relief. I was in a lot of pain when I got to your office and left with a smile. You are a lifesaver and it was a pleasure to meet you. My compliments to your staff of lovely ladies very sweet and kind. Thanks again!

    M.F., Floresville, TX
  • Yes, I am one happy camper.

    I am sooooo very happy! My foot seems to have relaxed and I no longer lean to the outside. The pain is gone from my knee and back and I can wear shoes for the first time in years. Yes, I am one happy camper. It is so nice to wake up in the morning not dreading to step on your foot.

    D.F., La Vernia, TX
  • Dr.'s staff was well informed and considerate.

    Dr. was very professional, the staff was well informed and considerate.  Office was clean and orderly.

    B.J., Houston, Texas
  • I can't thank Dr. Silvester and the friendly, smiling faces that fill his office enough. I can honestly say I believe I will have a better quality of life because of them all :)

    Amazing care!!! I have been suffering from diabetic neuropathy for a very long time and have tried every shoe under the sun. I even tried all kinds of insoles including spending (over $1,000 at The Good Foot Store) which did work for a couple of weeks, but were just a quick fix. I came to Dr Silvester a couple of months ago and he found the root of the problem right away within two visits and gave me hope that I could walk and do more without the pain with surgery. I signed up right away and his amazing staff was able to get me in the very next day to operate on my right leg and foot. Because of the severe pain I was in, this was music to my ears..Needless to say I saw him today and we are now scheduling to operate on my left leg and foot. I can't thank Dr.Silvester and the friendly, smiling faces that fill his office enough. I can honestly say I believe I will have a better quality of life because of them all :)

    V.R.
  • I have had about 85% improvement in my burning and tingling and numbness.

    I have had neuropathy in my lower extremity secondary to my diabetes for approximately three years. I tried multiple medications without significant lessening of my symptoms. My symptoms consisted mostly of burning shooting tingling pain. I also had significant loss of sensation in both feet. In July 2005 Dr. Silvester suggested that I might obtain some relief from my neuropathy by undergoing a surgery to decompress the nerves in my legs and feet. I had surgery performed on my left foot and leg in August of 2005. The results were so good that I went ahead with the right foot procedure in February of 2006. Since that time I have had about 85% improvement in my burning and tingling and numbness. I also have better balance and much more comfortable. I was very pleased with my results. 

    SD
  • I feel like I have a new lease on life. I feel like I can go dancing.

    I am a diabetic insulin and pill dependent. I have had neuropathy for thirteen and a half years. I have burning pain 24 hrs. 7 days a week non-stop. Which makes me feel really bad. I had the nerve surgery done and it worked for me. If you are a diabetic and have this burning sensation pain. I would recommend you to see Dr. Silvester and have the test done. And if you are candidate I would recommend you to have the surgery. It is wonderful not having any more burning pain. I feel like I have a new lease on life. I feel like I can go dancing. I would like to thank Dr. Silvester and his staff.

    DB
  • After the surgery my foot was much more sensitive.

    In early December 2005 I saw an article in the newspaper regarding a new procedure to treat neuropathy of the feet. Since I had experienced that syndrome for about 18 months I called a referenced phone number to investigate. That inquiry led me to Dr. Darren Silvester. My problem was brought on by diabetes which had been brought under control by diet alone. Dr. Silvester tested my feet for sensation sensitivity and determined that I would be a suitable candidate for this operative procedure. In mid December he performed the procedure on my right foot and lower leg with good success. Prior to the surgery I had minimal sensitivity in my foot. After the surgery my foot was much more sensitive. I intend to have the left foot and leg surgically corrected in late February. It has taken six weeks for me to be able to return to my routine exercise of walking three miles or riding my exercise bike six miles each day. I anticipate full recovery by April. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding my experience with this procedure.

    OA, JR - San Antonio, Texas
  • All the discomfort of burning and tingling I had before the surgery is all gone.

    I think the nerve decompression surgery is great. I have about 70% more feeling in my left foot than before the surgery. All the discomfort of burning and tingling I had before the surgery is all gone. I am very happy with the results. I would definitely recommend anyone suffering with neuropathy to have the surgery. I was so pleased with the results I am scheduled to have my right foot done in January 2006.

    JH - Pleasanton
  • Your knowledge of neuropathy and personal manner of delivery is commendable.

    On behalf of the members of Alamo Area Neuropathy Support Group, we wish to express our appreciation for your very informative presentation. Your knowledge of neuropathy and personal manner of delivery is commendable. We will be better able to cope with our symptoms and treatment of our disease.

    WT
  • This is my 8th session of Neurogenx Therapy, and my feet feel much better.

    Before I came to see Dr. Silvester, I had numbness in both feet and my toes were like the "hammertoe" look. This is my 8th session of Neurogenx Therapy, and my feet feel much better. There is more feeling in each foot and they aren't as stiff. I am happy with the results so far. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone. Dr. Silvester listens to your problems and has been very helpful. All of his staff have been very helpful and friendly.

    MG