World-Class Foot Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained foot doctors, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. James Stanislaw, and Dr. Earl Walker, are dedicated foot specialists board-certified  in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our foot doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle, including flatfoot, heel pain, and bunions. Additionally, they are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical podiatric care to treat foot pain but also in performing surgery, including ankle surgery and foot surgery.

How Our Foot Doctors Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our foot doctors develop individualized treatment plans for a patient with foot pain or an injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical treatment options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the foot problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or a shoe insert.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient, our foot surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive surgical training and specialize in a variety of foot and ankle procedures, including the following:

  • Achilles tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Bunionectomy
  • Excision of Morton's neuroma
  • Hallux valgus correction
  • Hammertoe surgery

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing foot or ankle surgery, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery as well as how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have.

Do You Need World-Class Foot Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a foot surgeon, podiatrist, or expert specializing in podiatric care:

  • Ankle issues or ankle pain that is radiating down into your foot
  • Heel pain
  • Pain on the side of the big toe
  • Pain traveling between the foot and ankle
  • Pain when bending or flexing your toes
  • Stabbing pain
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Toenail is growing into the flesh around the nail, causing pain
  • Unable to straighten your toe(s)

Patients with any of the above symptoms often seek help from a podiatrist or a doctor specializing in podiatry or the foot or ankle who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Achilles tendon disorder
  • Ankle or foot sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunion
  • Deformity
  • Flat feet
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon tear
  • Tendonitis

If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury, our foot doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class foot and ankle care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the foot by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our ankle surgeons and sports medicine doctors to our physical therapists and physician assistants, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our foot and ankle team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have heel pain, a bunion, or a fracture or you need diabetic foot care or foot or ankle surgery, our doctors will be right beside you.