Foot and Ankle

WVU Medicine offers expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle, including the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and skin. We are one of the only locations in the state offering ankle arthroplasty, or ankle joint replacement.

Sports injuries

Acute ankle injuries – sprains, bone fractures, and joint dislocations – are the most common sports injuries. In cases of severe injury, our surgeons can perform surgery ranging from repair of damaged ligaments to total reconstructive surgery. In addition, our experts can teach rehabilitative techniques that will heal and strengthen the joint.

Diabetic foot care

We specialize in treating diabetic foot issues. Our goal is to heal and help through surgery, medication, rehabilitation, or a combination of therapies.

Foot and ankle problems we treat include:

  • Foot pain
  • Foot deformity
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Corns
  • Callouses
  • Deformity of foot
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidis
  • Claw or mallet toes
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Foot wounds
  • Neuropathy
  • Flat foot
  • Falling arches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spur
  • Posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • Peroneal tendon tear Tendonitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle instability ankle sprain
  • Osteochrondral injury
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fusion/ankle coalition
  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Ankle joint arthroplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Subtalar joint
  • Synesmosis injury
  • Achilles tendonitis/rupture
  • Pump bump
  • Nonunion/malunion
  • Stress fracture foot
  • Ankle fracture
  • Pilon fracture
  • Calcaneus fracture
  • Talus fracture
  • Metatarsal fracture
  • Limb salvage – foot and ankle
  • External fixation – foot and ankle
  • Wound healing – foot and ankle
  • Toenail deformity
  • Ingrown toe nail
  • Listfranc injury
  • Jones fracture
  • Triple arthrodesis
  • Charcot
  • Drop foot
  • Tendon transfer
  • Foreign body
  • Foot cyst
  • Foot mass

Healthy feet for a happier you

Diabetes can lead to serious difficulties with your overall health, but it can be especially dangerous to your feet. Ordinary problems, like a small cut or a blister, can lead to real trouble when diabetes is involved. The disease can reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal injuries and resist infection. It often causes nerve damage, resulting in loss of feeling. The loss of feeling, or neuropathy, masks pain, so wounds may be repeatedly injured, leading to wounds that don’t heal.

Working with the Wound Management Center at Cheat Lake Physicians, we can help diabetics take good care of their feet with well foot checkups, treatment for bumps and cuts, and therapies for serious diabetes-related foot issues.

Orthopaedics – Physician Office Center


1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506