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Our foot doctor at Sports Medicine North is the North Shore's recognized expert in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' foot injuries and conditions.

Together, the human foot and ankle contain more than 100 bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and they form 33 joints. The foot is a highly intricate structure that works in unison with the ankle to help support our body weight, allowing us to stand, walk, run, move, and flex in a variety of ways. When the foot is injured, whether it's a sports-related injury or an overuse injury from daily activities, it often requires highly specialized treatment to restore maximum function and movement.

When It's Time to See a Foot Doctor Near You

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a doctor to discuss the available treatment options:

  • Color change of the skin or toenails
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pain in arch, ball, or heel
  • Pain when bending or flexing your toes
  • Pain when not standing or walking
  • Swelling, throbbing, or weakness

If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and make an appointment with a foot specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. 

Common injuries and conditions affecting the foot that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our surgeons include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions 
  • Deformities
  • Flat feet, or fallen arches
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains or strains
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Toe pain

If conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and foot surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our foot surgeon is able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common foot procedures our surgeon often performs include arthroplasty of the foot, bunion and hammertoe correction, flatfoot reconstruction, tendon transfer of the foot and ankle, hindfoot and midfoot fusions, tarsal tunnel decompression, and lateral and medial ligament reconstruction, as well as several other procedures. From operative to nonoperative ankle care, our Sports Medicine North ankle surgeon provides a unique treatment plan focused on restoring your function and health.

Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic foot doctor is dedicated to providing both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic foot conditions. Our specialist strives to offer the highest level of foot and ankle care that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring. 

To consult with our foot doctor at Sports Medicine North, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We have three offices conveniently located in Peabody, Beverly, and Newburyport.

Why Choose Sports Medicine North? 

At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, John A. Karbassi, M.D., has completed additional training focusing his education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, he has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot and ankle injuries or conditions.

Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialist and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.

To consult with our Sports Medicine North foot doctor about your available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine