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Treating Foot and Ankle Pain in the Raleigh Area

Foot and Ankle Injuries - Did You Know?

Although the ankle is composed of just 3 main bones, it is one of the most used joints in the human body. This makes ankle injuries some of the most common and most intrusive injuries to deal with.

Foot and Ankle Specialists in Wake County

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialists, Dr. Boone, Dr. Casale, and Dr. Logel,  provide comprehensive and specialized care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. They also work closely with Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s podiatrist, Dr. Simmons, to utilize conservative treatment options whenever possible. The foot and ankle specialists at Raleigh Orthopaedic are dedicated to quality outcomes and are trained to treat strains, sprains, fractures, tendon injuries, and more.

Our foot and ankle specialists are available at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC.

Foot and Ankle Specialists at Raleigh Orthopaedic

Raleigh Orthopaedic is the number one choice for members of the Triangle Community seeking orthopedic medical assistance. Schedule an appointment with one of our foot and ankle experts today.

Foot and Ankle Treatments in Wake County

Our physicians will ensure that your treatment plan is catered to you. A physical examination, along with any necessary tests, will be conducted so your doctor can gain proper information relating to your injury and provide the best possible treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Your Foot and Ankle Pain

Surgery is not always the best solution for injuries of the foot and ankle. Oftentimes, it is more beneficial to let your body heal on its own. Common foot and ankle injuries which do not often require surgical intervention include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
  • Hammer Toe
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Ankle Sprains (Sprained Ankle)
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Flat Feet
  • Hallux Rigidus 
  • Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
  • Arthritis
  • Claw Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Metatarsal Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Talus Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury

Although the injuries listed above may not require surgical intervention, they still require medical assistance. Treatment usually involves medication, physical therapy, and restricting movement to assist your body in the healing process.

Podiatry Services at Raleigh Orthopaedic:

At Raleigh Orthopaedic, our resident podiatrist is Dr. Eric G. Simmons. He is available to treat various foot and ankle ailments such as heel pain, diabetic foot complications, ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, warts, and painful calluses, and is also an expert in general foot care. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a member of the American Podiatric Medicine Association and the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society.

Reasons for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Raleigh Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons may recommend surgery if any of the following factors are present:

  • Your foot and ankle pain continues despite non-surgical treatments
  • You have developed a limp stemming from foot or ankle pain
  • You experience pain when you move your foot or ankle
  • You can no longer perform daily activities
  • You have advanced foot or ankle arthritis
  • Your injury or condition limits your athletic performance

Our foot and ankle surgeons are experts in several approaches to repairing your foot and ankle, including:

Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome is a squeezing of the tibial nerve. In most cases, this does not require surgery. However, in cases that persist for long periods of time, surgery may be recommended to reduce pain and the chances of permanent damage to the foot. This surgery involves making a small incision to the ligament that covers the nerve, giving it more room to breathe and relieve pressure.

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries and usually heal on their own. However, severe ankle sprains in which the tendon separates from the bone often require surgical intervention to repair the tendon. This can be done in several ways – a conversation with your doctor will be necessary to determine the correct course of action for your individual situation.

Severe foot and ankle arthritis may require surgery to reduce pain and increase your range of motion. The surgery involves removing as much excess tissue and bone spurs as possible to reduce or eliminate bone-on-bone contact. As this surgery can be performed multiple ways, consult with your doctor on the correct path for you.

Foot and Ankle Offices in Wake County

The Triangle Community can count on Raleigh Orthopaedic medical care from any of our six orthopedic clinic locations. We’re located in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, North Raleigh, Raleigh, and West Cary- Panther Creek, so you never have to travel far for expert orthopedic care. For those in need of foot and ankle surgery, we have two surgery centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek.

Additional Information for your Foot and Ankle Appointment

  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare

 

Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, any images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. Conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, anemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes may all impact both diagnosis and treatment plan options.

If you are in need of emergency medical care for your foot or ankle, please go to UNC Rex Hospital. Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopaedic trauma at all hours of the day.

Explore other Services Available at Raleigh Orthopaedic

Are you looking for other orthopedic services? The Triangle Community trusts Raleigh Orthopaedic for the following orthopaedic treatments.

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