Foot and Ankle

Common foot and ankle problems are generally related to heredity causes, injury, wear and tear, and extreme foot wear or activity. 

Physicians With Special Interest in Foot and Ankle


Your feet and ankles carry you throughout the day, and they must have the strength and flexibility you need to safely function without discomfort. At OIP, our Central PA ankle and foot surgeons have the knowledge and training to help you regain movement. We’ll work with you to reduce bone, tendon and ligament stressors, and heal injuries or surgical sites.

We differ from other foot care centers in Central PA because we have a unique philosophy when it comes to determining how to approach your case. Regardless of the cause of your foot problem, our physicians emphasize the most conservative treatment options.

Conservative treatment assists your body in healing itself, rather than forcing it to bear loads or perform actions it is not prepared to handle. You’ll be able to enjoy long-term positive outcomes, rather than facing regression after treatment that puts too much emphasis on speed over effectiveness. With that being said, we will always discuss your goals for rehabilitation to ensure you are completely engaged in your healthcare decisions.

Depending on the severity of your problem, we prescribe different treatments for your injury, which may include:

  • Rest – This can be one of the most beneficial types of treatment for many injuries to the ankle or foot. Rest gives the feet and related areas the opportunity to heal. Sometimes, this is the only treatment necessary, especially if the foot or ankle problem is caused by overuse.
  • Braces and orthotics – Braces and orthotics help stabilize the foot and ankle. At our ankle clinic in Central PA, we turn to braces and orthotics constructed of materials that will promote faster healing and better results.
  • Rehabilitation – Whether you have undergone surgery or not, we may suggest prescribed physical or occupational therapy with recommended specialists. This will help your ankle or foot adjust to life after an injury or other problem.
  • Surgery – Surgery is usually the last resort unless a foot or ankle injury is the result of a serious accident, a congenital deformity or other issue that requires surgical procedures. Our Harrisburg foot and ankle surgeons are some of the most well-qualified in the nation, and they use their high levels of training and expertise to perform the most conservative surgical measures needed.

When rehabilitation is required, foot and ankle therapy is prescribed to meet your specific needs. If surgery is needed, our foot and ankle surgeons have the training and experience to perform routine and complex foot and ankle surgeries, including arthroscopy and total joint replacements. 

When rehabilitation is required, foot and ankle therapy is prescribed to meet your specific needs. If surgery is needed, our foot and ankle surgeons have the training and experience to perform routine and complex foot and ankle surgeries, including arthroscopy and total joint replacements. 

To set up an appointment, call 717-761-5530.