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Dr. Marybeth Crane

Podiatry
Grapevine, TX
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Grapevine, TX

Address

2421 Ira E Woods Ave, Ste 100, Grapevine, TX
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Marybeth Crane, DPM, MS, FACFAS, CWS, is double board certified in foot surgery and wound care. She specializes in sports medicine biomechanics, reconstructive foot surgery and limb salvage. She is published and lectures extensively in the areas of wound care and sports medicine. She has been practicing in Tarrant County for more than 20 years and is prior Vice-chief of surgery at the THR Harris HEB Hospital in Bedford, TX. Dr. Crane has completed over a dozen marathons including Boston, New York and Chicago, as well as several long course triathlons including two full Ironmans. She has a special understanding of the athletic patient. Dr Crane was recently named one of the top podiatrists in the country in Podiatry Management magazine. She has also received numerous awards from Barry Univ

Specialties
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Podiatry

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

178 Answers
114 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
ITBand : Pain on the outside of the knee is often ileotibial band syndrome which is caused by poor biomechanics and repetitive stress. Check how worn your shoe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ortho exam: If no better with trigger point injections and muscle relaxers, sounds like a good orthopedist exam and perhaps an MRI are indicated to get a more spe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Need more glucose: Sounds like you are either dehydrated or just not eating enough. Time for a physical and a look at your diet and exercise routine.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Strength training: A combination of serial strength training and cardio is the best. You need to keep your body fat down and tone the underlying muscles.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Superficial phlebiti: Superficial phlebitis can cause swelling without a dvt. Also, just plain old fluid retention has so many different causes. Time to visit your internis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not necessarily: With hip impingement, the best way to walk is comfortably. Physical therapy can help you get more aligned but trying to forcefully change your gait ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Nutrition: Irritable bowel from running is often due to a nutritional problem. Look at caffeine and fat intake. When in doubt, visit a sports nutritionist that c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
2 months rehab: Ankle fractures take at least 8 weeks minimum to heal the bone, then can take an additional month of physical therapy to get to 100% function.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Normal or vascular: Red spots on your feet can be a normal part of aging or anything from dermatitis to insect bites. I would go have them looked at by your favorite derm... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
It depends: It really depends on what your baseline is and how much muscle you want to build. Slowly increasing the amount of squats and start with body weight th... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Callus: A flat piece of hard skin is a callus on the bottom of the foot. These are often diagnosed as a corn because they are similar. These can be very painf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Fatigue: Sounds like fatigue of the abdominal muscles but you need an exam to rule out any other abdominal problems. Go see your pcp.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Crooked? : If the toe is crooked it might need surgery to fix it. See a podiatrist.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Nerve compression: Sharp stabbing pain is probably tibial nerve compression. Nerve pain can take your breath away! rest, ice, and seek the opinion of your favorite ortho... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Usually nail trauma causes blood under the nail. If it is not painful then just leave it alone and it will grow out over a 6 month period.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
No: Pain is never normal, but specifically not normal that a joint would hurt just due to water exposure.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ice: Lots of ice! elevate. Compression bandage. And try to take all the pressure off the area. If you can't make the pain subside then seek immediate medic... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Lysol: Lysol kills athletes foot fungus. For carpet, almost any carpet cleaner with a "pet sanitizer" in it will kill fungus.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Friction?: Little bumps can be caused by friction of your thighs while working out. If the lumps are not in the skin and are deeper then you may have small muscl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Psoriatic arthritis: You may have psoriatic arthritis. Often the joint symptoms persist after the skin lesions are gone. Time to see a rheumatologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Could be fungus: Ingrown toenails can be caused by fungus under the nail. This can turn it yellow as well. Time to see a podiatrist and get it looked at.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression or bracing, and elevation. An anti-inflammatory (oral or injection) may be needed. As well as some physical therapy.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Slow down: Delayed onset muscle soreness is normal when you start an exercise program. Lots of stretching and warming up then making sure you are well hydrated u... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not really: There is no specific syndrome where you can't grown toenails, but many things can affect toenail growth. Most common are fungus and trauma. See a podi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
BMR: That's a tough question without more info. A physical exam and blood work to check hormones and thyroid etc. Then a BMR test to see where your baselin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
It depends: This is not a simple answer. Some people actually have only one artery and nerve in the webbing and separation is not a good idea. Sometimes it's just... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Pop it: A blister like that should be cleaned with alcohol and popped in the corner. Drain out the fluid. Apply Bacitracin ointment and bandaid. Watch for inf... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Compensation injury: Simple answer is yes. You can get a compensation ankle or hip injury after a knee injury from transfer of stress.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
6-8 weeks: Groin injuries can take 6-8 weeks to heal if you tore a muscle or tendon. Less if just strained.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Oral cancer??: Ulcers on the tongue can be just an irritation from food, trauma or more seriously an oral cancer. If you have a spot on your tongue that won't heal, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
MD, DO or DPM: There are several ways to be a sportsmedicine doc. Md or do then family practice or ortho residency and fellowship in sportsmed. Dpm with residency in... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Soft tissue mass: A knot on your foot can be a ton of things. Ganglionic cyst or other soft tissue mass is the most common. I would go see my podiatrist for an exam.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Nerves or hardware: Pain could be from nerves in the area being pinched by the abnormal biomechanics caused by the shortening or could be from loosening of the retained h... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sprain or celulitis: Ankle pain and swelling can be from a sprain or trauma that you don't remember or can be an early infection called cellulitis. An xray and evaluation ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Mederma: The most common and readily available scar care product is mederma.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Frostbite: Yes, it is possible to ice your foot too long and give yourself frostbite. 10 - 15 minutes should be sufficient and can be repeated every hour if nece... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Strep is a bacterial infection where hand foot and mouth is a virus. They can occur together and make a child miserable.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Need reevaluated: Swelling may be causing vascular compromise. Need to be seen and possibly put in a different kind of cast. Toes tingling and cold are bad signs and sh... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Burn?: A mild burn can happen from a hot shower. Could just be dry skin. Without itch or fluid less likely to be tinea (fungus) or contact dermatitis. Would ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
See list: Ankle pain can come from a myriad of problems: stress fracture, arthritis, capsulitis, tendinitis, etc. A visit to your favorite podiatrist for an exa... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Probably fine: He is probably fine. If it persists take him to the family doctor. A muscle strain is more common than a kidney infection from protein shakes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Growing pains: It may be nothing. Kids at 5 sometimes complain of pounding pain in their feet due to fatigue from flexible flat feet. That being said, it is importan... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Tarsal tunnel: "charlie horses" are usually a muscle cramp. This can be caused by pinching a nerve in your ankle caused tarsal tunnel. Muscle spasms can also be fati... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends : Really depends on what you are currently doing. Add 10% each week. That is increasing intensity or duration. Cardio 3 days weights 2 days stretching/y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Overuse: Most likely did too much too soon and too fast. May also have improper technique or poor biomechanics.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Normal: It means you challenged yourself and have delayed onset muscle soreness. If it persists then you may have another cause like a hernia
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Probably not: Gabepentin can cause swelling but not usually that specific of an area. More likely there is another cause like trauma or an infection. I would have t... Read More

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Sep 19, 2012
Dr. Crane is a wonderful and caring podiatrist. She is an expert in sports medicine and running. If you are in North Texas, you must see her.
I highly recommend Dr. Crane to anyone suffering from foot or ankle pain. She is both caring and knowledgeable.
Feb 24, 2013
Dr. Crane is one of the best Podiatrists in the DFW area. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Crane, Thanks for getting back to me, and on a Sunday! I was beginning to suspect the steroid injection was more of a catalyst than a cure in and of itself. It did occur to me that perhaps it j...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I just scheduled a second opinion with a rheumatologist; the first one just said I may never know what is wrong.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm not for sure if this is the answer but I will see my podiatrist Thurs, and see what he thinks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Barry University
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Providence, RI

Awards

Top Podiatrist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, the Dallas Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Dallas Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

FACFAS
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