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Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle

When you're dealing with chronic foot and ankle pain, or you've got severe pain due to an acute injury, your life can feel pretty limited, and the last thing you want is a long, drawn-out treatment process. You want to be able to get back to your regular activities as soon as possible, but you also want to make sure that you're getting the best possible care.

At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates (GPOA), we offer  a variety of foot and ankle surgery services that can help you get back on your feet quickly and safely. Our foot and ankle department is staffed by board-certified and fellowship-trained foot & ankle orthopedic surgeons with extensive experience in treating foot and ankle conditions.

Our foot and ankle specialists have expertise in a variety of procedures that can help relieve your pain, offer you long-term solutions, and get you back to your normal activities. If you're ready to feel the difference with one of Pittsburgh's top foot and ankle surgeons, schedule your first appointment with GPOA today.


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Ankle Replacement Surgery, Fracture Care & More

GPOA's team specializes in multiple foot & ankle surgical techniques as well as foot & ankle sports medicine. Our foot and ankle providers are experienced in providing a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for foot and ankle conditions.

Some of our specialty procedures include:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery: Foot and ankle surgery includes a variety of treatment modalities, both conservative and surgical, utilized to treat numerous conditions. Some of these conditions include plantar fasciitis, foot & ankle arthritis, ankle instability, and Achilles tendonitis.
  • Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: Total ankle replacement surgery is a procedure that is used to treat severe arthritis of the ankle joint while maintaining motion at the ankle joint. This type of surgery involves replacing the damaged parts of the joint with artificial components, which include metal and plastic. Total ankle replacement surgery can offer many benefits, including reduced pain, improved range of motion, and a quicker recovery.
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine: One of the most common injured extremities with a sports-related injury is the feet or ankles. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more serious fractures and ligament tears. Our team is experienced in treating all types of sports-related foot and ankle injuries.
  • Orthopaedic Fracture Care: There are numerous bones around the foot and ankle. It's important for a foot or ankle fracture to receive proper treatment in order to heal properly. Our team is experienced in treating all types of fractures, from simple breaks to more complex ones.

Expert Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons Near You

Foot and ankle problems can be traced back to a wide range of injuries and conditions. Some of these injuries occur over time, while others are the result of a single event. Here are a few common conditions that we treat at GPOA:

  • Achilles tendonitis: This condition is characterized by inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. Achilles tendonitis can be caused by overuse, improper stretching, or a change in footwear.
  • Ankle sprains: A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments that support the joint are stretched or torn. This type of injury is often caused by rolling or twisting the ankle, and can be extremely painful.
  • Ankle instability: Often times the position of the foot (flat foot or high arches) or multiple sports injuries can lead to instability around the ankle due to laxity in the ligaments. This type of injury can lead to arthritis over time if not properly treated.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the joints. There are several different types of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis, which is caused by the breakdown of cartilage.
  • Fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone. Fractures can be caused by trauma, overuse, or repetitive stress.

These are only a few of the conditions we treat at GPOA. If you're dealing with any of these conditions, or you're experiencing any other type of foot or ankle pain, we can help. Schedule an appointment with GPOA today and get back on your feet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is minimally-invasive surgery?

Minimally-invasive surgery is a type of surgery that uses small incisions and special techniques to minimize damage to the surrounding tissues. This type of surgery can offer many benefits, including:

  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times

At GPOA, our foot and ankle services are some of the best in the Pittsburgh area. 

What are some common conditions that involve the feet and ankles?

There are a number of different pathologies that can occur to the feet and ankles. Some of the most commonly seen injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Flat foot deformity
  • High arches
  • Ankle or foot arthritis
  • Tendonitis

These are just a few of the conditions that we see. If you're experiencing any type of foot or ankle pain, sports injury or problem it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible. 

Do you accept insurance for foot and ankle care?

Yes. GPOA is proud to keep our care accessible by accepting insurance from most providers in the Western Pennsylvania region. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of providers, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

How can I get started with the best foot and ankle specialist near me?

At GPOA, we make it easy to receive the best orthopaedic care in the greater Pittsburgh area. Just use our online scheduling tool to select a time that works for you, and we’ll reach out to confirm your consultation.