Find relief from foot pain and other symptoms from board-certified podiatrists at UNC Rockingham Health Care.
Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist
Both podiatrists and orthopedists take care of bone problems and perform surgery. The difference is podiatrists specialize in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating bones and conditions that affect your ankles and feet. General orthopedists care for all bones, joints, and muscles in your body.
Conditions We Treat
Get experienced treatment for toe, foot, and ankle injuries or problems, such as:
- Achilles tendinitis, tear, or rupture
- Arthritic joints
- Corns and calluses
- Deformities, including hammer, claw, and mallet toes
- Edema, or swelling of the feet or ankles
- Ganglion cyst
- Heel pain, including plantar fasciitis and spurs
- Nerve conditions, including peripheral neuropathy
- Overuse injuries, sprains, and strains
- Stress fractures and broken bones
Diabetic Foot Care
If you have diabetes, keep your feet healthy with regular foot exams, foot care education, and individualized care. Look to your podiatrist for skilled, prompt treatment of diabetic foot wounds and ulcers and signs of infection, blisters, or cracked skin.
Foot, Ankle, & Toe Surgeries
If your podiatrist recommends surgery to treat your foot or ankle condition, choose UNC Rockingham for your procedure. When you have surgery on your foot, you’ll have outpatient (same-day) surgery, recover, and then go home. Talk to your doctor about how to prepare for surgery and take care of yourself afterward.
Feel confident you’ll receive safe, high-quality care thanks to our knowledgeable UNC Rockingham surgical team. We perform a range of surgeries, including:
- Ankle fusions – Attaches two or more ankle bones together to stop severe arthritis pain and swelling
- Arthroplasty – Replaces or reconstructs a diseased joint in your foot
- Broken foot, ankle, and toe repair – Stabilizes and mends bones to promote proper healing
- Bunion surgery – Corrects the alignment of your big toe to stop pain
- Cysts excision – Takes off a mass or lump on your foot to get rid of pain and tingling
- Debridement – Removes dead or infected tissue from a foot wound to aid healing
- Deformity corrections – Treats bones or tendons in your foot to relieve pain
- Osteotomy – Repositions foot or ankle joints to restore proper function
Rehabilitation After Surgery
Heal as quickly as possible with rehabilitation therapy at UNC Rockingham. Our physical therapists can help you build strength, flexibility, and restore motion.