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Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has defined Alaskan orthopedics for over 50 years. With the strength of experience, our foot doctor delivers the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong. 

Few things are more frustrating than foot pain. Discomfort in your feet can make it excruciating to do just about anything. What's more, foot conditions that aren't promptly treated can sometimes worsen. That's why finding a foot specialist is important.

Physicians who specialize in foot care can arrive at the correct diagnosis for your foot condition then provide surgical or nonsurgical treatment options. Our foot surgeon can help you identify the cause of your pain and get back on your feet as soon as possible. 

For diagnosis, your doctor will provide a full evaluation, which may involve physical examination or imaging, including X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If your pain is related to an ankle condition, such as ankle arthritis, you will be referred to our ankle doctor, who can offer the latest solutions in ankle surgery if needed.  

Our foot care provider sees patients for a wide range of foot conditions, including:

  • Bunions
  • Fractures
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis

Once your physician determines the exact cause of your foot, ankle, or heel problem, they can develop your custom treatment plan. Our goal is always to provide our patients with a safe and fast return to mobility. We attempt to avoid surgery whenever possible; however, for more severe problems, foot surgery may be the only way to ensure proper rehabilitation.

Nonsurgical treatments may include the use of custom orthotics, medicine, nonsurgical sports medicine care, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, or physical therapy. In some instances, a physical therapist can lead you through some restorative exercises and stretches.

For some foot injuries or chronic conditions that cause foot pain, foot surgery may be necessary, or you may need to meet with our ankle surgeon. Our surgeon offers the latest surgical treatments for foot pain, including plantar fascia release and arthroscopy as well as subtalar implant surgery for flatfoot, bunion correction, and other deformity correction procedures. Options for chronic ankle conditions, like ankle arthritis, include ankle replacement and other reconstructive ankle surgeries.

When You Should Seek Treatment From a Foot Doctor

Some minor foot pain can be normal, but if your limited mobility keeps you from enjoying your life, that's not insignificant. We recommend seeing a foot surgeon if:

  • The pain in your foot prevents you from carrying out your day-to-day responsibilities.
  • The pain in your foot lasts for more than two or three days.
  • Even after you apply home remedies, your pain just gets worse and worse.
  • Your foot pain begins as the result of a traumatic accident, such as a sports injury.

Our foot doctor is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has extensive experience in the specialized treatment of injuries and conditions of the foot.

Call 907.563.3145 or request an appointment online today to be seen by our foot specialist in Anchorage.

For urgent foot injuries and other musculoskeletal needs, we accept walk-ins at our Orthopedic Urgent Care.

  • Anchorage: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Eagle River (Opening July 8th): Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Defining Alaskan Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic

As part of our world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors, our foot doctor at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has completed specialized training in the foot and lower extremity to offer our patients the highest level of care. With this advanced training, our foot specialist, Dr. John Lapkass, has the expertise to treat your injury or condition according to your individual needs and goals.

Whatever foot problem you're experiencing, our specialty-trained surgeon will help you regain your strength and function. To consult with our foot surgeon in Anchorage, please request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.

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