At Frisbie Memorial Hospital, our podiatrists strive to improve the overall health of our patients by preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Podiatry is a specialty of medicine focused on foot and ankle disorders.

While it is not common to be born with foot problems, approximately 75 percent of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their life. Neglect, improper care or ill-fitting shoes are common causes. Injuries, excess weight or diseases, such as diabetes, can also contribute to developing foot and ankle disorders.

To learn more about our foot and ankle services, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling (603) 403-6010.

Foot and ankle conditions we treat

When toe, foot or ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our podiatrists in Rochester can help. We offer expert care for a variety of disorders affecting the foot and ankle, including:

  • Abnormally high arches
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Ankle sprains
  • Bunions
  • Club foot deformities
  • Corns and calluses
  • Flat feet
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammer toe
  • Heel spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Ligament injuries
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Nail bed injuries
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures in the foot and ankle
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis

Nonsurgical treatments for foot and ankle conditions

Not all conditions require surgery. Sometimes, our team is able to use other methods to care for your condition, such as:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Bracing, orthotics and other devices
  • Injected medicines

Foot and ankle surgeries we offer

Our specialists in orthopedic care provide a variety of surgical options for foot and ankle injuries or disorders, including:

  • Arthroscopy (ankle joint): Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and light into the joint to view the inside and diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons
  • Bunionectomy: Bunion removal
  • Fusion surgery: Attaches two bones, such as ankle fusion or transfibular, midfoot and subtalar fusion, to improve stability
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction: Repairs sprains and strains in the ankle and foot
  • Open reduction and fixation: Realigns and holds a broken bone in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires