The Power of Walking | Accent Podiatry Associates

Walking Might be the Best Exercise for You—at Any Age
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Back Row: Dharmesh Bhakta, DPM, FACFAS | Shae Paschal, DPM, FACFAS<br> Front Row: Steve Silvey, LPT, CWC | Jacob Jasper, DPM, FACFAS | Parth Bhakta, DPM, FACFAS

By Meredith Knight  |  Photo by Landon Day, Daydream Photography

If you’re like the average person, you’re taking between 8,000 and 10,000 steps a day. In your lifetime, that will add up to around 115,000 miles or the equivalent of circling the globe more than four times. Each day as you take those steps, your feet experience forces totaling hundreds of tons—the equivalent, in fact, of a fully-loaded cement truck. That force and all those steps are evidenced by the fact that your feet are slightly larger at the end of each day than they were at the beginning.

As we walk our thousands of steps and experience those tons of force, few of us give our feet much thought apart from maybe shopping for some sassy, new shoes or selecting a jaunty nail polish. But what happens when your feet begin to hurt or—heaven forbid—you injure them in an accident. What happens when the years begin to announce themselves in new aches and pains and maybe even a misshapen look or when repetitive use or a degenerative issue begin to affect our feet and ankles?

That’s when you need an experienced and dedicated podiatrist in your corner, a podiatrists like the ones at Accent Podiatry in Mansfield and Arlington. Thousands of your Tarrant County neighbors—of all ages—have depended on them to keep their feet and ankles moving and healthy.

Addressing the Cause of the Problem

Drs. Dharmesh Bhakta, Parth Bhakta, Steve Silvey, Shae Paschal, and Jacob Jasper spend their days looking for and treating the root cause of issues ranging from sports injuries to Achilles tendonitis, from Plantar Fasciitis to diabetic foot issues—not merely masking symptom but assessing and addressing the root cause of the pain or dysfunction. They’ve dedicated their careers to understanding the intricate working of the human foot and ankle complex (all 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments). They take time to listen to each patient’s concerns and make them feel like they’re the only patient they’ll see that day.  The Accent Podiatry doctors place an emphasis on patient education and empowerment, taking their time to explain each condition and recommended treatment and offering advice on how to avoid injury or deterioration in the future.

All Under One Roof

The doctors at Accent Podiatry Associates want you to know daily pain isn’t just a symptom of aging. That’s why they provide diagnosis and care for everything from simple fungal nails to complex foot surgery making them a one-stop-shop for all your foot and ankle needs. They take time to outline all treatment options to their patients then partner with them to pursue the least invasive options first. Though they are experienced and gifted surgeons, they never recommend surgery, until all conservative treatment options have been explored.

Convenient and Accessible

The doctors and staff of Accent Podiatry Associates understand your life is hectic. That’s why they’re committed to making their practice and care as convenient and accessible as possible, always respecting appointment times, and making themselves available, when their patients need them. Their website at AccentPodiatry.com offers educational information on common issues such as diabetic foot problems, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, Plantar Fasciitis, and more.

Highly Personalized Care

You’re an individual at Accent Podiatry. Patients praise the Accent Podiatry team and how warm and friendly they are. Accent Podiatry offices are fun places to visit, with doctors and staff who joke and laugh and remember your name. It’s easy to have that attitude when you love what you do. It’s no wonder so many of their patients were referred by other patients and doctors.

Foot and ankle pain isn’t just a sign of aging. Let the professionals at Accent Podiatry Associates help you find the root cause of your foot/ankle problems and regain your active, pain-free live again. They accept most insurance plans and always welcome new patients. Find out more and meet the team at AccentPodiatry.com.

Did you know?

The longest solo walk on record was undertaken by Canadian small-business owner, Jean Béliveau, who walked 46,600 miles from August 2000 to October 2011 to raise world awareness of children living in violence. He walked 348 miles a month wearing out 49 pairs of shoes and walking through 64 countries.

Accent Podiatry Associates provides excellence in care in the areas of:

  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Bunions
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injury
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Flat Feet
  • Neuromas
  • Children’s Foot Care
  • Hammertoes
  • Achilles Tendonitis


Arlington Office
3050 South Center Street
Suite 140
Arlington, Texas 76014
(817) 557-1006

Mansfield Office
221 Regency Parkway
Suite 117
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 477-3611


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