WVU Medicine podiatric physicians treat patients with problems affecting the feet and lower legs. Our board-certified podiatrists provide specialized expertise, and we work collaboratively with other WVU Medicine physicians, including orthopaedics and vascular surgery, to offer you comprehensive foot and lower leg treatment.
Many of WVU Medicine’s podiatrists are certified in foot and ankle surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery and are specifically trained to perform complex surgical treatments of the foot and ankle.
Conditions We Treat
WVU Medicine podiatrists are trained in both surgical and non-surgical podiatric medicine and provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of foot and leg problems, including:
- Advanced wound care of the lower extremities
- Ankle problems
- Arthropathies (Charcot, rheumatoid)
- Bunions and hammertoes
- Dermatologic issues
- Diabetic foot exams
- Foot and ankle pain
- Foot and ankle soft tissue injuries
- Foot and toe fractures
- Flat feet/fallen arches
- Heel pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Limb salvage
- Neuropathic pain
- Skin conditions of the lower extremities
- Tendon rupture
Treatments and Services
The many bones, ligaments, and tendons of the feet and lower legs need specialized treatment that WVU Medicine podiatrists can provide. At your first visit, we may ask questions about your medical history, observe how you stand and walk, and evaluate how your shoes fit.
Proper footwear or shoe inserts may be recommended to improve foot and ankle structure and ease overuse of muscles. Physical therapy can also be helpful for some foot and lower leg conditions. A WVU Medicine podiatric physician can remove ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and warts during an office visit.
For bunions, we offer a three-dimensional bunion correction called Lapiplasty™, which corrects the entire bone and addresses the root cause of the bunion. Recovery time from Lapiplasty™ is significantly better than traditional bunion surgery, and patients are allowed to walk wearing a boot immediately after this procedure. Lapiplasty™ is now the #1 bunion system in the United States.
If you’re experiencing a foot or lower leg wound that does not heal properly, our podiatrists at the WVU Medicine Center for Advanced Wound Healing can help. Our wound healing experts also provide care for people with diabetes, including well foot checkups, treatment for bumps and cuts, and therapies for serious diabetes-related foot issues.
When other non-surgical methods have been attempted, our podiatrists can perform foot and ankle surgery for a variety of conditions if you are experiencing persistent pain and symptoms that interfere with your daily routine.