Foot & Ankle

Patient-Centered Foot & Ankle Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our orthopedic doctors specializing in either the foot or the ankle are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Mary Gilmer, Dr. Bradly Goodman, Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, Dr. Scott Morris, and Dr. Steven Roberts, strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what foot condition or ankle injury is ailing you, they will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

Our foot doctors and ankle specialists have undergone extensive medical training and are highly skilled medical professionals whose main focus is your well-being. After carefully assessing and diagnosing your foot injury or ankle problem, our specialists will work with you to develop a comprehensive care plan focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Additionally, our doctors are committed to offering the latest and most advanced non-surgical and surgical treatment options. 

Foot and ankle injuries can occur in a number of different ways, with sports-related injuries and overuse injuries being two of the most common. Our Doctors specialize in providing foot and ankle care are uniquely qualified to help patients with these injuries as well as other types of foot and ankle problems. In addition to offering nonsurgical solutions, such as injections, these specialists also have the skills required to perform surgery for severe injuries or when needed. 

So, whether you need nonoperative care or foot or ankle surgery, our experts will always deliver the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care you need and deserve.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our foot specialists and ankle experts, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by a specialty-trained medical doctor for a foot condition or ankle issue as soon as possible, especially before the pain or problem worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to foot and ankle disorders. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the ankle or foot:

 

  • A bump on the side of your big toe 
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle stiffness 
  • Foot numbness
  • Heel pain
  • Pain across the bottom of your foot
  • Swollen ankle
  • You are unable to rotate your ankle joint

 

One of our foot doctors or ankle specialists will be able to tell you if you have one of the following injuries or conditions:

 

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Ankle dislocation
  • Ankle sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Fracture
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Ligament tear
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon rupture

The Foot

Orthopedic doctors specializing in the foot often treat patients with everyday foot-related conditions, like plantar warts, corns, and calluses. They are also skilled at providing care for patients with more complicated injuries, such as fractures, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. 

When deciding on the best treatment plan for a foot problem, a foot specialist will first consider all nonsurgical methods, such as injections, physical therapy, or orthotics. If these options fail to provide relief, a foot doctor may recommend a surgical procedure, such as a fusion or tendon repair.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our foot doctors are highly skilled in providing nonsurgical and surgical care for foot problems. To fully understand your unique situation, our doctors will begin by closely listening to you describe your injury as well as ask questions about the pain you are experiencing. Once they determine a diagnosis, they will explain all of your treatment options and work with you to determine which solution best fits your needs and goals. 

The Ankle

Ankle doctors specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients with ankle injuries and pain. These specialists will carefully listen to the patient’s description of their ankle injury as well as perform a complete physical examination of the ankle in order to accurately diagnose the problem. 

Ankle specialists provide care for a wide range of injuries. This includes common injuries, such as sprains, Achilles tendon injuries, and fractures, as well as chronic pain that arises from arthritis. Sometimes, these injuries can be treated with nonoperative care, like a medication or physical therapy; however, other times, a type of orthopedic surgery, such as a fusion or tendon repair, may be required.

Our ankle experts at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports are dedicated to taking a team approach. After accurately diagnosing your injury or condition, they will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that utilizes conservative treatment options. If these options fail to relieve your pain, our ankle surgeons will then go over all your surgical options and help you determine which one is best for you.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our foot specialists and ankle experts, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Available

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.

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