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Internationally recognized, the Foot and Ankle department at OrthoCarolina sees patients from across the southeast. In addition to foot and ankle trauma and common pediatric conditions, we also specialize in the proper diagnosis and treatment of heel pain, nerve disorders (such as tarsal tunnel syndrome) and tumors of the foot and ankle.

Our Foot and Ankle physicians will work with you to diagnose your condition and develop a unique, comprehensive treatment plan that meets your specific needs to get you back to living a pain-free life.

    Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

    Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

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    How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

    Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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    Orthopedic Anatomy Event Series

    Discussing orthopedic injuries and topics that affect you most. Watch our live stream on Facebook & YouTube (@orthocarolina).

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    Small Steps to Big Strides: Proper Foot Care for Those Who Need it Most

    Shoes are for more than just walking. Especially in the cold months of winter, they become critical when it comes to health and well-being.

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    How does physical therapy treat plantar fascitis?

    The pain from plantar fascitis is felt in the heel of the foot and can often feel like walking on a bruise. Physical Therapist Scott Beecher shares information about how therapy can reduce the pain and inflammation attributed to plantar fascitis.

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    What is Achilles tendonitis and how can I prevent it?

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    A Well Balanced Runner

    As a foot and ankle provider, I often get asked a TON of questions regarding running...

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    What is a stress fracture?

    Stress fractures are common injuries for runners with pain starting as they begin to run and progressively becoming more painful and localized.

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    What is plantar fasciitis?

    Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.

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    What to Know About Ankle Arthritis

    The foot and ankle are critical for human motion and support the body mainly by acting as shock absorbers and enabling you to balance and move. Learn more about arthritis symptoms and treatments for this key piece of your body.

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    Losing a Foot to Save a Life

    In 2013, Jenn Andrews’ focus was on her first pregnancy and a little self-care, when a pedicure technician felt a small bump on Jenn’s foot. What seemed so trivial that day would become so important later. That bump was a tumor – myxoid sarcoma, a rare and potentially life-threatening form of cancer. Despite an initial attempt at removing the tumor, it eventually came back, and now Jenn faced a daunting choice five years later: She could cure the cancer only by losing her foot.

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    How to Reduce or Prevent Injury When Starting a Walking Program

    The weather is starting to get nice and many people start walking programs. Two injuries that occur often with starting a walking program are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Both injuries typically occur from overuse, but there are some signs to look for that can help you prevent them.

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    ​Drop Foot, What Causes it and What to Expect

    Foot drop is what it sounds like: a condition that causes someone to have problems lifting the upper part of the foot, from the arch to the toes, off of the floor. It may also seem like the person is dragging their foot across the floor when they walk, sometimes scraping their toes.

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    Foot and Ankle at OrthoCarolina

    Best in class Foot and Ankle Care at OrthoCarolina

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    Dr. Bob Anderson chatting with Foot & Ankle International

    Dr. Bob Anderson is one of the world’s top foot and ankle surgeons. He is a leader in the treatment of elite athletes and treats regular patients as well. In this podcast, he discusses turf toe and the hallux valgus deformity.

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    Plantar Fasciitis: Exercises you can do at home

    1. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain.
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    What is Kohlers?

    Kohler's disease is a condition, where the navicular bone in the foot looses its blood supply temporarily and sustains a state of bone death, also called avascular necrosis.

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    What is Clubfoot?

    The medical term for clubfoot is talipes equinovarus and this describes the position of the foot. The feet are pointed down (equinus) and inward (varus).

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    What are flat feet?

    Flat feet are a condition in which the foot doesn't have a normal arch. It may affect one foot or both feet.

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    What is intoeing?

    In-toeing is a pattern of walking in which the toes point inward instead of straight forward. There are varying degrees of in-toeing, some being mild and others being severe.

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    Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

    Lateral ankle reconstruction (Brostrom) using the Arthrex Internal Brace. Kent Ellington, MD.

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    Athlete with a foot injury? Call Dr. Bob

    If you’re a high-profile athlete and you have a foot or ankle injury, there’s really no debate. You go see Dr. Bob.

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    Plantar Fasciitis: What to Know

    Plantar fasciitis affects nearly 2 million Americans each year, with over 10% of the population suffering from this condition at some point over their lifetime.

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    Common Foot Conditions Treated with Orthotics

    OrthoCarolina providers can refer patients to Performance Orthotics

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    What is Arthritis of the Foot?

    Arthritis is very common in middle age and we see it often in the foot.

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