We Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Podiatry

Shelby Podiatry is the best option for all of your foot care needs. Whether you are suffering from foot pain, bunions, or ingrown toenails, we offer the solutions you need! These can range from custom made orthotic inserts to in-office surgical procedures. Contact Shelby Podiatry today to help set you on the right foot.

Nail Problems

Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases. More specifically, conditions like ingrown toenails can affect our quality of life. Treatment plans involving lifting or removing the toenail can help and can be done in our office.

Orthotics

Shoe insoles and inserts are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct bio-mechanical foot issues, such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions like diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis.

Heel Pain

Heel pain can be caused by several factors other than underlying disease, including poorly fitting shoes, wearing high heeled shoes, and overuse such as long walks or marathons, sprains, strains, or trauma. A treatment plan can be specifically tailored to each patient following a thorough consultation. 

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Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Barrus had the honor and pleasure of growing up in Iowa … God’s country! While he was there, he attended Iowa State University for his undergraduate degree. He then attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. He completed his surgical residency in beautiful, sunny Tucson, AZ. He also proudly served in the United States Army as Podiatry Chief at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Dr. Barrus moved to Alabama in 1995 after his Army commitment was fulfilled, and he practiced in Alabaster for two years before moving to his current location in Clanton. He has 28 years of experience in podiatry. 

Dr. Barrus is married with two wonderful children. He and his wife adopted their children in 2006 and 2007. The family also has three highly-energetic Frisbee dogs: The Moo, Seabiscuit and The Edge.

Board Certifications

American Board of Podiatric Surgery

American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Primary Podiatric Medicine

 

Hospital Privileges

St Vincent’s Hospital 

Brookwood Medical Center

MedPlex Outpatient Surgical Center

Chilton Health Access Center

Surgical Privileges

Shelby Ambulatory Surgery

Treatments and FAQ

Advanced Wound Care

We offer advanced treatment for a variety of wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers. Wound bed preparation, for example, is a vital first step to proper treatment, and our team is qualified to handle some of the most complex foot wounds our patients may encounter.

Aging and Your Feet

According to the US National Center for Health Statistics, impairment of the lower extremities is a leading cause of activity limitation in older people. We strive to help our senior patients with problems like age-related fat pad atrophy, bony deformities such as hallux valgus (bunions), and arthritis.

Arthritis

The joint damage from this condition can cause swelling, pain, and physical changes in your feet and ankles. We can offer several treatment options, including pads or arch supports in your shoes and canes or braces for support.

Athlete's Foot

This skin disease is caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. Several treatments, like advanced antifungal medication, can help relieve discomfort.

Autonomic Testing

We offer this test in-office to check patients for peripheral neuropathy and vascular dysfunction. Treatment care plans vary based on test results and individual needs of patients.

Bunions

These painful bony bumps are an enlargement of the MTP joint at the base of the big toe. They form when the bone or tissue at the MTP joint moves out of place. Surgery is sometimes the best option if appropriate footwear and anti-inflammatory meds don’t help the discomfort. 

Broken Bones

Due to their sensitive nature, broken toes and foot bones should be treated in a timely manner in order to avoid bony deformities which can sometimes occur if they are left untreated.

With prompt treatment, much of the pain can be remedied and the need for surgery reduced. 

*For immediate assistance regarding broken bones, please visit the ER or call 911!

 

Children’s Feet

Studies show that children with healthy feet grow up to have fewer lower extremity health problems as they grow up. Whether it’s flat feet or torsional imbalances, our office is equipped to help correct issues that might affect your child’s future foot health. 

Diabetes & Diabetic Wound Care

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the lives of about 16 million people and is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the US. If you suffer from diabetes and are concerned with ulcers or peripheral artery disease, having the right podiatrist on your healthcare team can make a difference. 

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important in figuring out the right treatment plan. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician.

Footware

Proper footwear can often help alleviate a variety of foot ailments and should be thought of as a way to ease locomotion and prevent injuries. The right type of orthopedic and/or shoe insert, which is determined by a consultation with a poditriac physician, is oftentimes a good first step in anyone’s treatment plan for healthy feet.

Gout

Gout is a very painful form of arthritis that most commonly occurs in the big toe joint. With prompt treatment and the right medication, the vast majority of the pain associated with gout can be relieved.

Forefoot Surgery

Many foot problems do not respond to “conservative” management. Your podiatric physician can determine when surgical interventions may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.

Hammertoes
A hammer toe is usually caused by wearing shoes with high heels or narrow toe boxes. It often affects the second toe (next to the big toe), causing pain, corns, and/or calluses. Surgery is sometimes the best remedy depending on the severity.
Nail Problems

Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases. More specifically, conditions like ingrown toenails can affect our quality of life. Treatment plans involving lifting or removing the toenail can help and can be done in our office.

Neuromas

This painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or nerve tumor is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It often brings on pain, burning, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. Diagnosis is essential for properly treating this ailment. 

Orthotics

Shoe insoles and inserts are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct bio-mechanical foot issues, such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions like diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis.

Heel Pain

Heel pain can be caused by several factors other than underlying disease, including poorly fitting shoes, wearing high heeled shoes, and overuse such as long walks or marathons, sprains, strains, or trauma. A treatment plan can be specifically tailored to each patient following a thorough consultation. 

Warts

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. Medication and surgical procedures are available to patients suffering from this condition.  

Rearfoot Surgery

Many conditions can affect the back portion of the foot or ankle. Fortunately, many of these problems can be resolved through conservative treatments. However, when pain persists or deformity occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle.

Types of Service

We treat an assortment of foot problems, including common issues like broken bones and athlete’s foot. We also treat issues that may need surgical intervention, like bunions or rearfoot deformities. Whatever the problem may be, you can rest assured that we will take care of you.

Primary Care

At Shelby Podiatry, we are with you every step of the way. We create a personalized foot care plan to meet your treatment goals starting from your first appointment.

Urgent Care

Your feet are your body’s foundation, and when your foundation starts to falter look to Shelby Podiatry. We can perform many surgical procedures in-office and get you back on your feet sooner.

For life-threatening situations, please call 911!

Pharmaceutical

Shelby Podiatry will make sure you get the medicine you need. Some acute and chronic foot conditions can be treated or managed with medication. We will advise you on the best pharmaceutical treatment options. Whatever you may need, our team is here to assist and make you as comfortable as possible. 

What people are saying about us.

“My son who is almost 2 dropped something on his toe which caused it to get infected. They tried to save too nail first time but unfortunately infection rerouted and we had to get whole nail cut out. Staff and doctor were great with him. He didn’t even whimper. Love them!”

Andrea Cain

Patient

“Excellent office staff. Dr. was extremely patient with my special needs brother. Very happy to have found them!”

Steve Harris

Patient

‘I was having problems with pain in the balls of my feet. I was nervous to go to a podiatrist, but Dr. Barrus made me feel comfortable as soon as he walked into the room. He is a thoughtful doctor with a great attitude. I now have a better understanding of my pain, and he helped me navigate through all of the best treatment options.”

Madelyn Brantley

Patient

Contact Us

Call us to schedule your appointment or in-office procedure today!

(205) 663-3224

(205) 663-3416

shelbypodiatryweb@gmail.com

227 Highway 31 North Alabaster, AL 35007