Foot & Ankle

From acquired foot problems to treatment of foot deformities or trauma, Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis has physicians who specialize in the treatment of a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

Make an appointment today by calling 314-514-3500, or request an appointment online.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Bunions, Hammertoes, or Neuromas
  • Congenital Foot and Ankle Deformity
  • Foot and Ankle Deformity
  • Fractures and Sprains of the Foot and Ankle
  • Heel Pain
  • Neurologic Disease Causing Deformity or Dysfunction (Charcot Marie Tooth, Foot Drop, Post Stroke Deformity)
  • Overuse Injuries Including Tendonitis and Ligament Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post Trauma or Acquired Deformities (Flat Foot and Others)
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Toe Pain or Deformity
  • Total Ankle Replacements
  • Trauma

Our Team

The foot and ankle specialists at Washington University Orthopedics work as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide array of foot and ankle conditions ranging from everyday sprains and bunions, to the most complex non-healing fractures and arthritis.

Treatment Approach

Our dedicated team of professionals is skilled in advanced surgical techniques, with many procedures performed on an outpatient basis and followed with an individualized rehabilitation program. To optimize rapid recovery, arthroscopy of the foot and ankle is performed when possible. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that enables orthopedic surgeons to both view and then repair or correct orthopedic problems through only a small incision.

In addition to arthroscopy, our foot and ankle specialists are adept at using shockwave therapy, a non-invasive method for treating chronic heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. For accurate diagnosis and ongoing treatment of arthritic or painful joints, x-rays help physicians to pinpoint specific areas for localized injections of anesthetic and cortisone.

The multi-disciplinary approach at Washington University Orthopedics enables patients to receive comprehensive care in the most appropriate settings. A certified orthotist is available to create custom braces to help straighten or correct misaligned joints. A pedorthotist certified in the design and fabrication of shoes and shoe inserts also is part of our team.

Washington University Orthopedics offers patients on-location rehabilitative services with board-certified physiatrists on staff. Physiatrists specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation of a wide array of problems affecting the musculoskeletal system. Therapists and nurses also are part of the rehabilitation team. The majority of foot and ankle rehabilitation occurs in an outpatient setting and is focused on regaining range of motion, strengthening of the foot and ankle, and correcting gait problems. Patients are taught proper exercises for their feet and may be given a custom orthotic to enhance recovery and rehabilitation. Ultrasound, ice massage, or other therapy may be used to help manage pain.

Research & Clinical Trials

For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.

Meet Our Team

Jeffrey Johnson, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Foot and Ankle Service
Director, Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program

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Sandra Klein, MD

Associate Professor
Director of Resident Education

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Jeremy McCormick, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Michele Mueller, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Stacey Scrogin, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Patient Stories

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