Foot and ankle care in Walterboro, South Carolina

The foot and ankle experts at Colleton Medical Center understand living with pain in your foot and lower leg can be difficult and even interrupt everyday life, but we can help. When you visit one of our hospitals, our orthopedic care teams perform a full evaluation to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment. Our goal is to resolve your pain and restore your joints and bones to their proper function.

For more information about our foot and ankle services, please contact our Consult-A-Nurse team at (843) 782-2525.

Foot and ankle care we provide

When toe, foot or ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our foot specialists — also referred to as podiatrists — are here to help. In addition to advanced diagnostics, we offer pain management services and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation from licensed professionals who understand orthopedic conditions.

Your treatment plan is specifically designed to help you get back on your feet as quickly, safely and pain-free as possible. We diligently work with you to ensure that happens and your needs are met. We offer highly specialized care for a variety of disorders of the feet and ankles, such as:

  • Achilles tendon disorders — including tendinitis and rupture
  • Ankle sprains — tears in the ligaments
  • Arthritis — including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bunions — bumps on the side of the foot at the big toe
  • Deformations — including flat feet or high arches
  • Fractures — including the heel, ankle and talus
  • Ganglion cysts — fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the ankle or foot
  • Hammer toes — bent second, third or fourth toes
  • Heel spurs — calcium deposits on the underside of the heel bone
  • Ligament injuries — including sprains and complete tears
  • Morton’s neuroma — pinched or thickened nerve at the ball of the foot
  • Nail bed injuries — often caused by blunt force trauma
  • Plantar fasciitis — heel pain caused by inflammation
  • Stress fractures in the foot and ankle — tiny bone cracks caused by repeated impacts
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome — causing a compressed tibial nerve
  • Tendinitis — inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tibial tendinitis 

Nonsurgical treatment options

Our foot and ankle specialists are experts in a range of treatment techniques, and they implement nonsurgical treatments when possible. Our nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Bracing, orthotics and other devices — Used to stabilize and support the ankle and foot to reduce pain
  • Injected medicines — Used to reduce pain and swelling, often with corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation — Used to improve function and strength with physical and occupational therapists experienced in rehabilitating foot and ankle conditions 

Foot and ankle surgeries

Sometimes surgery can be avoided through therapy and lifestyle changes. However, when surgery is the best treatment option, our orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons have the skills and expertise to correct your problem and get you back on your feet. We offer a wide range of foot and ankle procedures, including:

  • Arthroscopy (ankle joint) — involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons
  • Bunionectomy — Removal of a bunion
  • Fusion surgery — Improves stability by attaching two bones together, such as ankle fusion or transfibular, midfoot and subtalar fusion
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction — Repairs sprains and strains
  • Open reduction and fixation — Realigns and holds a broken bone in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires