Foot & Ankle

Our Physicians


At Monterey Spine & Joint, we take a whole-body approach to your feet and ankles, because we know that your overall wellness can play a role in the health of your feet. That’s why nutrition and lifestyle counseling might be part of your care. And we do more than simply relieve your foot pain – we do everything possible to make sure it doesn’t return. The path to lasting relief, for example, might include physical therapy or custom-designed orthotics. We also offer flexible appointment times and accept and file most major insurance plans and Medicare for you. And we’re proud to say we make daily calls to our patients recovering from surgery, to make sure everything is going as well – and as comfortably – as possible. At Monterey Spine & Joint, you’re working with highly qualified professionals who are experienced and caring.


Foot and ankle problems range from bunions to sprains to diabetes-related conditions and beyond.

Foot and ankle problems are among the most common health conditions people experience, ranging from a stubbed toe to ingrown nails to serious conditions associated with other health concerns. Our feet and ankles are fundamental to our lives: They do a lot of work, we depend on them for most of each day, and they can derail our lives and our usual activities when something goes wrong. Almost everyone has experienced a blister, bunion, sprain or other annoyance, while others have needed major attention for a severe or complicated problem.

Here are some of the problems we treat:

  • Abnormal Skin Growths
  • Achilles Tendon Problems
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bunions, Corns and Calluses
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Corns
  • Diabetic Feet and Ulcer Care
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Geriatric and Arthritic Concerns
  • Joint Pain and Swelling
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Ingrown Nails
  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries, Sprains and Fractures
  • Warts


Regular checkups, post-surgery care and preventive measures are all part of our extensive offerings.

Thankfully, foot and ankle problems have many solutions – ranging from the simple to the complex – and we are highly skilled in finding those solutions and following through. We encourage patient education and early intervention, non-invasive therapeutic treatment, and effective conservative surgical procedures if necessary. We offer the latest in treatment, including laser surgery, endoscopy and advanced trauma care. People frequently suffer needlessly from an untreated foot problem, and we are dedicated to bringing them relief. We also are proficient and patient-centered in providing and following up on care for serious conditions. We take pride in maintaining long-term relationships with our patients.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Repair
  • Corn Removal
  • Cyst Removal
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Geriatric Foot Care
  • Hammertoes (Crooked Toes) Correction
  • Heel Surgery
  • Ingrown Nail Repair
  • Joint Replacement
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery (Neuroma)
  • Pediatric Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Revisional Foot Surgeries
  • Toe Surgery
  • Toenail Fungus Treatments

Non-Operative Care

Orthotics, home care regimens, and special exercise techniques are some of the methods we employ.

Many foot and ankle problems can be solved without surgery, and we offer a full range of non-invasive methods that include the latest in podiatric expertise and technology. One such offering is extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treating chronic heel pain, in which strong sound waves promote healing. We also apply more basic knowledge, such as assessing the patient’s shoe selections, promoting effective foot care regimens, and providing advice on exercise.

Here are some of the treatment options we offer:

  • Cryotherapy (for freezing warts)
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment
  • Foot Care For Seniors
  • Neurolysis
  • Nutrition For Your Feet
  • Orthotics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Care Instruction
  • Topical Treatments (for such conditions as Athlete’s Foot)
  • Self-Exam Education