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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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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 ...

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 ...

After Ankle Replacement Surgery, Pain-Free Walks on the Beach
After Ankle Replacement Surgery, Pain-Free Walks on the Beach

Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. ...

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 ...

Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet
Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet

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 ...

Painful Bunions
Painful Bunions

Painful bunions can be treated successfully with surgery. The key is finding a surgeon you trust, one who identifies your individual problems, and recommends t ...

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. ...