What is a Foot/Ankle Surgeon

Foot and Ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankly.  



  • 4 Years of Undergraduate Studies

  • 4 Years of Medical School

  • Surgical Residency Training (3-5 years)

  • Advanced Fellowship Training (1-2 years)

  • Board Certified Process


Foot and ankle surgeons are trained to treat all disorders of the foot and ankle, both surgical and non-surgical. One is also trained to understand the rather complex connections between disorders and deformalities of the foot and ankle and the knee and hip, and in return, the spine.  


Common Lower Extremity Education:

  • How to Take Care of Your Feet

  • Exercise and Shoe Gear (wearing the best shoe for your activities

  • Diabetic Foot Conditions

  • Heel Pain

  • Flat Feet

  • Achilles Tendon Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Ingrown Nails 

  • Children & Their Feet

  • Infections

  • Hammertoes

  • Orthotics & Bracing


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