Foot and Ankle

Podiatry

Our podiatrists understand foot pain and the impact it can have on daily lives.

We regularly see patients whose work requires them to stay on their feet for eight to 12 hours a day: teachers, skilled laborers, police officers and retail and factory workers. Foot pain experienced on the job or during recreational activities can become progressively worse over time. Our goal is to keep them on their feet and out of pain.

See a complete list of the conditions we treat

Non-surgical Treatments

Many foot surgeries come with recovery periods from six to eight weeks. When people and work depend on your mobility, a long recovery may not be the best option for you. That's why we offer more conservative, non-operative treatments to our patients, when possible. These include: 

  • Orthotripsy-a treatment for chronic heel pain
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical injections
  • Oral medications
  • Lifestyle alterations and patient education
  • Orthotic devices 

Orthotic specialists are available to meet with our patients once a week right in our clinic to develop customized footwear and inserts. 

What is Orthotripsy?

Orthotripsy is a non-invasive procedure that uses shock wave therapy to treat chronic heel pain. It requires a very limited recovery period. Our podiatrists highly recommend it for people who suffer from heel spurs. The shockwaves are applied through a hand-held instrument at the site of pain. The treatment sessions are brief but some patients may require three to five sessions over several weeks for maximum pain relief.

Surgical Treatments

When patients suffer from continued pain after non-operative treatments, surgery is the best option for relief. Our podiatry team [LINK TO: Our Physicians] is surgically trained in the latest and most advanced procedures, even complicated heel spur surgeries that many podiatrists do not offer. We perform more heel spur surgeries than other practices in the region.

Rehabilitation

Your recovery doesn't begin or end with immobilization or surgery. Your doctor may prescribe physical therapy before and/or after surgery, or as an integral part of your non-operative treatment plan. We use the latest techniques in physical therapy to get patients back to their daily lives safely and quickly. That's where our physicians join forces with our expert in-house physical therapy team

Our physical therapists work at CompRehab Plaza, one of the most sophisticated outpatient rehabilitation centers in the region.

Quick Reference

Orthopaedic Services
Appointments

New Patients 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE
Returning Patients
336-716-8200
Returning Pediatric Patients
336-716-8094

Contact the Department

Main 336-716-8200
Fax 336-716-8018

For assistance after hours, please call 336-716-2011 and ask for the Orthopaedic Surgeon on call.
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Last Updated: 04-11-2014
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