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Services and Programs

The Ankle and Foot Medical Center specialists provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle, and those structures of the leg that affect the function of the foot and ankle. The Ankle and Foot Medical Center team offers general foot and ankle care, from the common to the complex, including:

  • Comprehensive treatment and reconstructive surgery for complex deformities of the pediatric and adult foot, ankle and lower leg
  • The prevention, care, treatment and salvage of diabetic wounds and limbs, including sensory testing to determine nerve function in the diabetic foot
  • Foot and ankle trauma services
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Plantar fascial (heel pain) endoscopy
  • Geriatric care
  • Sports medicine services
  • Dance medicine services
  • Biomechanical and orthotic management

Because the ankle and foot area is considered among the most complex structures of the body, the podiatric experts at The Ankle and Foot Medical Center are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of podiatric conditions.

Some of the conditions treated by The Ankle and Foot Medical Center team include:

Each patient at The Ankle and Foot Medical Center receives a thorough physical examination to determine if a foot or ankle condition is caused or affected by illnesses elsewhere in the body. For example, diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) may affect the sensation and circulation to the foot and, in turn, complicate even routine activities, such as skin and nail care. The Ankle and Foot Medical Center team works closely with each patient to determine which treatment method (or combination of treatment modalities) is most appropriate and advantageous for their individual condition.

The Ankle and Foot Medical Center offers a wide variety of treatment methods, including:

  • Supportive Measures (such as orthoses)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medications

When less invasive modalities prove ineffective, surgical intervention may be considered. The Ankle and Foot Medical Center team provides surgery for conditions including:

The Ankle and Foot Medical Center team is dedicated to treating each patient's podiatric health on an individual basis. To help patients put their best foot forward, the team of experienced, understanding professionals offers podiatric excellence using the most effective treatment methods currently available in state-of-the-art surroundings.


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