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Foot and Ankle

Read how Duke foot and ankle specialists are taking new approaches to care for people with foot and ankle pain and injuries. 

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When Diabetic Neuropathy Made Him Miserable, A Spinal Cord Stimulator Got Him Back on His Feet
When Diabetic Neuropathy Made Him Miserable, A Spinal Cord Stimulator Got Him Back on His Feet

For Army veteran Kerry May, staying active has always been an important part of managing his diabetes. But worsening diabetic neuropathy -- nerve damage caused ...

Returning to Sports After Ankle Replacement Surgery at Duke
Returning to Sports After Ankle Replacement Surgery at Duke

Since Greg Cox was a boy, sports had been an integral part of his life. From lacrosse to running marathons to waterskiing, he did it all. When he reached adult ...

A Range of Options for Treating Your Ankle Arthritis
A Range of Options for Treating Your Ankle Arthritis

If you have pain and stiffness in your ankles, you may have ankle arthritis. Fortunately, a variety of treatments are available to relieve the pain and improve ...

Could Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Eliminate Your Chronic Pain?
Could Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Eliminate Your Chronic Pain?

Peripheral nerve stimulation is becoming a popular treatment option for everything from stubborn back pain to rare neuropathies. Compared with opioid pain kill ...

Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?
Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?

When persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise, or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider you ...

Painful Bunions
Painful Bunions

Painful bunions can be treated successfully with surgery. The key is finding a surgeon you trust, one who identifies your unique issues and goals, and recommen ...

How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step
How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step

The end of summer usually means storing away your comfy sandals and putting your feet back into closed, snug-fitting shoes. But the wrong footwear may lead to ...

Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster
Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster

High-heeled shoes may make some people feel stylish, but those same shoes can cause a foot deformity called hammer toe. Doctors at Duke correct hammer toe with ...

Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know
Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know

If you or someone you know plays football or soccer, chances are good that you, or they, have experienced a painful ankle sprain. It is the most common injury ...

Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

When the bunion on Kim Aiken’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she kn ...

Back to Dancing After Double Ankle Replacement (Video)
Back to Dancing After Double Ankle Replacement (Video)

Two years ago, Jim Ashwell couldn't walk without pain. Years of ankle injuries and wear-and-tear left no joint space in his ankles, causing bone to rub against ...

Ankle Surgeon Sees Patient Care Potential for Google Glass
Ankle Surgeon Sees Patient Care Potential for Google Glass

As an early Google Glass explorer, Duke Health orthopaedic surgeon, Selene Parekh, MD, sees many ways this wearable technology will soon enhance patient care. ...