The Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery offers comprehensive foot treatment by board-certified foot and ankle surgeons. These medically and surgically trained podiatrists are available to care for children and adult patients. Our providers work with all types of complex foot and ankle problems including pediatric and adult foot deformities, acute injuries, complete wound care, diabetic foot reconstruction and total ankle replacement. 

Among special services offered are:

  • Diabetic foot care, wound care, and reconstruction
  • Treatment of fractures and foot trauma
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • General foot and ankle care
  • Orthotics and biomechanics

Knowing when to consult a foot and ankle specialist is crucial for addressing a wide range of foot and ankle issues effectively. Our providers are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage conditions affecting the feet and lower extremities.

Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery provides expertise in diagnosing and managing foot and ankle disorders that can help you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and improve your overall quality of life.

Consider seeking evaluation and treatment from our providers if you experience:

  • Foot and Ankle Pain: Persistent or severe pain in the feet or ankles, whether it's due to injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition, warrants evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist. They can perform a comprehensive assessment to determine the cause of the pain and recommend appropriate treatments, including physical therapy, orthotics, injections, or surgical interventions if necessary.
  • Sports Injuries: Athletes and individuals who engage in physical activities are prone to foot and ankle injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures, and tendonitis. If you experience sports-related foot or ankle pain, swelling, instability, or difficulty bearing weight, consulting a foot and ankle specialist is advisable. They can provide specialized care to help you recover safely and prevent recurrent injuries.
  • Foot Deformities: Conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, high arches, and other foot deformities can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty walking. A foot and ankle specialist can evaluate the severity of these deformities and recommend conservative treatments such as orthotics, shoe modifications, or physical therapy. In cases where conservative measures fail to provide relief, surgical correction may be necessary.
  • Chronic Conditions: Individuals with chronic foot and ankle conditions such as arthritis, plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot ulcers, neuropathy, or Charcot foot require specialized care to manage their symptoms and prevent complications. A foot and ankle specialist can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, incorporating medication management, wound care, offloading techniques, and preventive measures to preserve foot health.
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma: Traumatic injuries such as fractures, dislocations, crush injuries, and lacerations involving the foot and ankle require prompt evaluation and treatment by a foot and ankle specialist. They can assess the extent of the injury, perform diagnostic imaging studies, and recommend appropriate interventions, including casting, bracing, or surgical repair to promote optimal healing and functional recovery.