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Foot & Ankle Care

Choose Caldwell UNC Health Care for comprehensive foot care. You’ll find a full range of specialized services, from preventive care to nonsurgical treatments to advanced reconstructive surgery—all close to home in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Experienced Podiatrists

Benefit from the specialized knowledge of skilled doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) at Caldwell UNC Ortho. Our team includes podiatrists with more than 20 years of experience caring for feet and ankles. So you can feel confident you’re getting high-quality care.

Conditions We Treat

Turn to podiatrists at Caldwell UNC Ortho (previously Caldwell Foot & Ankle) for expert care of:

Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes, you face a higher risk of foot problems. Work with your care team to keep your feet as healthy as possible. Check your feet every day for sores, spots, cuts, blisters, and ingrown toenails. Get prompt, professional care for foot problems—so you can avoid serious complications.

Nonsurgical Foot & Ankle Care

Count on your podiatrist to help you manage your foot or ankle condition without surgery whenever possible. Depending on your condition, your care may include:

  • Behavior modification – Prevents problems or improves your health through daily actions, such as quitting smoking or avoiding walking barefoot
  • Brace, boot, or cast – Supports and/or immobilizes your foot or ankle while it heals
  • Circulation evaluation – Checks blood flow in your lower legs
  • Custom orthotics – Support and comfort your feet
  • Diabetic foot exams – Checks for signs of diabetes-related foot problems, such as diabetic ulcers and neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Fall risk assessment – Looks at how likely you are to experience a fall and recommends ways to reduce your risk
  • Medications – Help prevent or manage symptoms, such as pain
  • Physical therapy – Helps you build strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  • Prosthetic devices – Replace a missing body part
  • Wound care – Treats sores and ulcers that are slow to heal

Foot & Ankle Surgery

When conservative treatments don’t relieve your foot or ankle pain, rely on your Caldwell UNC Ortho podiatrist for comprehensive surgical care. We offer a wide range of advanced surgical treatments, including:

  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy) – Corrects your foot’s alignment and relieves pain
  • Hammer toe surgery – Straightens your toe
  • Limb salvage – Uses medical and surgical interventions to save your legs
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery – Helps you regain function or stability and reduce pain
  • Total ankle replacement – Replaces your damaged ankle joint with an artificial one

Find an orthopedic specialist at UNC Ortho today. Call 828-757-6434 for an appointment. No referral required. 

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