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.
Expert Foot and Ankle Specialists in Wake County
The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialists, Dr. Boone, Dr. Casale, Dr. Logel, and Dr. Ray, 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. Our foot and ankle specialists are dedicated to quality outcomes and are trained to treat strains, sprains, fractures, tendon injuries, and more. Patients can find comprehensive foot and ankle care at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC.
Common Foot and Ankle Issues Treated at Raleigh Orthopaedic
Our foot and ankle specialists at Raleigh Orthopaedic have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions of all kinds. Whether you are facing a recent sports injury or have been dealing with chronic foot pain for years, the members of our team are here to provide support and treatment options personalized to you. Our physicians provide both conservative and surgical treatment for the following foot and ankle conditions.
Common Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions We TreatSee Full Details
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.
Nonsurgical Treatment for your Foot and AnkleSee Full Details
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. Although the injuries listed below 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. Common foot and ankle injuries which do not often require surgical intervention include:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- 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)
- Claw Toe
- Heel Pain
- Metatarsal Fractures
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Talus Fractures
- Toe Fractures
- Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury
Podiatry Services at Raleigh OrthopaedicSee Full Details
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 nonsurgical 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
Surgical Treatments for Foot and Ankle Conditions and Injuries
Our orthopedic surgeons in Wake County are experts in several approaches to repairing your foot and ankle. Some of the foot and ankle procedures we commonly perform for athletes and non-athletes alike include:
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 orthopedic injuries and usually heal on their own. However, severe ankle sprains in which the tendon separates from the bone often require surgical intervention. The repair of the tendon can be accomplished 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 Clinics in Wake County
The Triangle Community can count on medical care from any of our Raleigh Orthopaedic clinic locations. We’re located in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wakefield, 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
Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the 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.
If you are in need of urgent orthopedic care, please visit one of our four orthopedic Urgent Care clinics at Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh or Wakefield. For emergency medical care, please visit UNC Rex Hospital, where Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.