Foot and Ankle Services
Physicians and surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle problems provide care for a variety of injuries and diseases, using both surgical and non-surgical methods. They treat conditions such as flat feet, bunions and bunionettes, and hammertoes, as well as inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, and tendonitis. They also treat general foot or ankle discomfort, including ankle instability, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and foot and ankle injuries, along with pain related to diabetes and certain nerve disorders. Our range of services also includes customized prescriptions for orthotics (braces), prosthetics (artificial limbs), and pedorthics (shoes and orthotic devices). Athletes, including dancers, are frequently treated by foot and ankle specialists.
UAB performs more original and corrective total ankle arthroplasty surgeries than any medical center in the world. In this procedure, worn out joint cartilage on the surface of the ankle is replaced. We are actively involved in research projects focused on new designs, materials, and methods related to prostheses and bone and joint support. We also have developed several unique surgical techniques for troublesome foot and ankle conditions, including a procedure for chronic heel pain that has demonstrated a high success rate.
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials