An active life requires feet that work well and are free of pain. Our foot doctors treat foot-related pain and foot injuries that can sideline you from your favorite activities. Common conditions we treat include bunions, claw toes, diabetic foot, foot fractures, foot arthritis, hammer toe, heel pain, heel spurs, ligament and tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid foot disorders, and sports-related foot injuries.
If You Need Immediate Treatment
Visit Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care
Our convenient orthopaedic urgent care locations throughout the Triangle are open seven days a week. Get fast service with no long waits and no unnecessary exposure to illness. No appointment needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Duke Health offers orthopaedic clinics throughout the Triangle. Find one near you. In-person and virtual appointments are available.
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Because the exact source of foot pain is not always obvious, our doctors may use a variety of tests to diagnose your foot condition.
In addition to X-rays, our doctors may use fluoroscopy, in which a continuous X-ray beam is passed through the ankle and transmitted to a monitor, to see the foot in motion.
X-rays the foot and ankle in positions that put stress on the joint, which gives doctors more information about the source of your pain or injury in order to pinpoint your diagnosis.
May be used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis or indicate the presence of inflammation or infection.
Ultrasound, CT, MRI
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of blood vessels in order to rule out blockages. Your doctor may recommend an MRI to rule out underlying conditions such as damage to soft tissues like tendons and ligaments. CT scans may be used to get a more complete look at the soft tissue injuries affecting the ligaments, cartilage, and tendons in your foot and ankle.
Leaders in Foot Injury Treatment
Sports Medicine Specialists
Our sports medicine specialists are trained to care for sports-related injuries and specialize in the treatment of athletes of every level. They include primary care doctors, physiatrists, podiatrists, physical therapists, and orthopaedic surgeons. They help you recover from foot injury, prevent injury, and can work with you to improve your sports performance. They help active individuals return to the activities they love.
Skilled Experts on Your Team
Our orthopaedic and plastic surgeons combine their skills and expertise to perform complex procedures.
Dedicated Physical Therapy
Our physical therapists focus exclusively on foot and ankle injuries and rehabilitation. They work in tandem with your doctor to devise a personalized rehabilitation plan that includes sport-specific therapy.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our orthopaedics program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.