It is National Foot Health Awareness Month! As the seasons change, it’s a great time to think about your feet. As you unpack your warm weather footwear, are you practicing good foot hygiene? Many foot problems can be prevented with good habits. Here are a few tips:
While the causes of foot pain and ankle pain vary, many cases can be treated without surgery. We can often manage conditions that cause swelling and pain using traditional methods such as rest, ice, orthotic braces, anti-inflammatories and cortisone injections.
John Lord, DPM, is a podiatric physician specializing in problems of the foot and ankle. Dr. Lord sees patients at Triangle Orthopaedic offices in Apex, Clayton, Durham, Southpoint, and Raleigh. His special interests are diabetic foot problems, skin and nail disease, and Sports-related injuries. Dr. Lord is part of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
If extensive injury or malformation of the foot or ankle occurs, more severe surgery may be necessary. Surgery can effectively re-establish the position of bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. While all of our General Orthopaedic providers have expertise in the foot and ankle, we have two surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Paul Kerner completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Brown University and is part of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Kerner’s main interests are in Sports Medicine in addition to Reconstructive Surgery of the foot, ankle, knee, and shoulder, and he sees patients in Durham and Raleigh.
Dr. Nicholas Viens completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, the Steadman Clinic & Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado. He is part of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Viens performs surgery with open and arthroscopic techniques and is proud to offer total ankle replacement as a potential treatment option to patients. Dr. Viens sees patients in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Southpoint offices of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.