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Foot & Ankle Conditions & Treatments

Don't Let Pain Stop You in Your Tracks

Muscles, bones, and tendons in our feet and ankles all align to support our weight and get us from point A to point B. They work so seamlessly that it’s hard to appreciate them all the time. But when feet or ankles begin to cause pain, it can quickly become apparent how important these muscles, tendons, and bones are.

Foot and ankle injuries can cause a halt in daily activities, keeping you from being productive and enjoying life’s pleasures. We know your time is valuable, which is why Newport Orthopedic Institute offers excellent care for foot and ankle pain and injuries. Our Foot & Ankle Doctors, Dr. Andrew Gerken and Dr. Damien Richardson are board certified orthopedic surgeons, fellowship-trained to treat a wide range of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. Their experience allows them to offer the best foot and ankle care in Orange County.

Our ankle and foot doctors are here to help you get your mobility back!

Common Ankle & Foot Injuries and Conditions Treated

Relieving Pain, Restoring Motion

At the Newport Orthopedic Institute, our physicians strive to offer the best care in the foot and ankle field. Our ankle and foot doctors bring years of experience and specialize in a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. Schedule a consultation with one of our specialists to understand the root cause of your foot or ankle pain.

Ankle & Foot Conditions:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle & Foot Dislocation/Subluxations
  • Ankle & Foot Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette / Tailor's Bunion
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flat Foot / Pes Planus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Bone Fractures
  • Morton's Neuroma / Metatarsalgia
  • Muscle Strain
  • Nail Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Stress Fractures
  • Toe & Foot Fractures
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Stiff Big Toe / Hallux Rigidis

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Ankle & Foot Injuries and Conditions

We Put Our Patients First

Our ankle and foot doctors at Newport Orthopedic Institute understand the effect foot and ankle pain can have on daily activities such as walking, exercise, and work. Our specialists will review all conservative, non-surgical treatment options to relieve your foot and ankle pain and get you back to your normal activities.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options:

  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Arch Supports
  • Bracing
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Joint Injections
  • Pain Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Splints
  • Taping
  • Toe Spacers
  • X-Ray & MRI

Ankle & Foot Surgery Treatment Options

Revolutionizing Foot & Ankle Care

Whether your ankle or foot pain stems from arthritis, a fracture, past injuries, tendonitis or other — the ankle and foot surgeons at Newport Orthopedic Institute offer evidence-based surgical treatment options to relieve the pain.

Surgical Treatment Options for Ankle & Foot Conditions:

  • Achilles Tendinitis Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation
  • Cheilectomy
  • Excision of Morton's Neuromas
  • Foot Arthroscopy
  • Foot Callus Surgery
  • Foot Corn Removal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fractures of the Talus Surgery
  • Hammertoe Correction / PIP Joint Arthroplasty
  • Hindfoot Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lisfranc Fracture Surgery / Dislocation Surgery
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinitis Surgery
  • Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

doctor smilingHow do I know if foot & ankle surgery is right for me?

When conservative (non-surgical) treatments such as medication and physical therapy no longer help to alleviate pain, it may be time to seriously consider undergoing foot & ankle surgery if you are experiencing these other symptoms:

  • Aching in the joint, followed by periods of relative relief
  • Pain after extensive use
  • Loss of motion
  • Joint stiffness after periods of inactivity or rest
  • Pain that seems to increase in humid weather

Our ankle and foot doctors can work with you to design the best treatment plan for your diagnosis.
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Related Testimonials
  • Forefoot Surgery "Scheduling appointments was easy. Discussing delaying and postponement of surgery was very helpful. Time to ask questions about post surgery affects to walking and wearing shoes helped me understand the big picture." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "All questions were answered. All concerns were listened to. I absolutely love this office." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Surgery was a success, and I was treated with utmost care and dignity." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "I was well informed every step of the way and all my questions were answered for me, which I very much appreciated." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Grade I-II Ankle Sprain "Dr. Richardson is friendly & knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed when he was working with me. He took his time to help and provide care." Provider: Damien Richardson MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Dr. Gerken and team are very kind, knowledgeable and professional. I feel I had the best possible care." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Ankle Fracture "Dr. Gerken has excellent surgical skills and a friendly bedside manner. I cannot say enough about Dr. Gerken. He was great!" Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "I felt comfortable the entire time. You can tell Dr. Gerken knows what he is doing, which put me at ease." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Lower Extremity Trauma "Was always kept in the loop with what was about to happen and every aspect of what to expect and was treated with the utmost respect very pleased" Provider: Christina Seifert MD
  • Forefoot Surgery "Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I never had to wait very long for an appointment or surgery. Offices were clean and pleasant." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
  • Hindfoot Surgery "Dr. Gerken is very direct and easy to talk to." Provider: Andrew P Gerken MD
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