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Specialized Foot Care
To Move You Forward

At Crescent City Orthopedics, our doctors are Louisiana natives who are passionate about helping each of their patients. We know that foot injuries can make each step difficult or impossible, which is why we proudly offer the latest treatments and personalized care plans for your foot injuries and conditions so you can move past your pain and get back to the life you love.

We take pride in the expertise our board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide for our patients at Crescent City Orthopedics. As dedicated, compassionate experts committed to providing you with specialized foot care, our orthopedic foot surgeons, Dr. Scott Buhler and Dr. John Cazale, are skilled experts in their field with decades of combined experience and training. Together, they make up a team committed to your recovery by offering the latest in orthopedic technology and procedures for all your needs.

Foot Specialists in the Greater New Orleans Area

Committed to serving Metairie and the surrounding areas, our doctors work with you to deliver the high-level, specialized care you deserve. With their extensive training and years of experience, our foot doctors are experts in the treatment of various foot injuries and conditions, including sprains, metatarsalgia, and Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).

Nonsurgical treatment options will be recommended first when developing an individualized treatment plan. These methods may include receiving physical therapy, wearing a brace, or taking over-the-counter medication. These nonsurgical approaches can reduce or even eliminate foot pain.

If nonoperative care is ineffective or becomes less effective over time, our foot surgeons will discuss surgical options with you to help you determine which surgery is right for you. Our surgeons have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery as well as access to the latest surgical equipment, which helps ensure the best outcome possible.

Our surgeons are prepared to educate you and answer any questions you may have regarding your recommended surgical options.

  • Common Conditions

    With years of experience and orthopedic training, our foot doctors assess, diagnose, and treat foot injuries as well as other conditions that can develop in the foot or ankle, such as plantar fasciitis and stress fractures.

Achilles Tendonitis

Symptoms

  • Pain in the back of the ankle, just above the heel
  • Stiffness in the ankle, especially in the morning
  • Swelling around the Achilles tendon

Causes

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the Achilles tendon, common in athletes who engage in sports that involve jumping or sudden changes in direction
  • Tight calf muscles or improper footwear

Metatarsalgia

Symptoms

  • Pain or discomfort in the ball of the foot, especially when standing or walking
  • Swelling in the affected area
  • A lump or thickening feeling in the ball of the foot

Causes

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the ball of the foot
  • Wearing shoes with inadequate cushioning or support
  • Foot deformities or imbalances, such as high arches or flat feet

Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms

  • Pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel
  • Stiffness and tenderness in the foot, especially in the morning
  • Pain that worsens after standing or walking for extended periods of time

Causes

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the plantar fascia
  • Tight calf muscles or flat feet
  • Footwear that does not support your feet well enough

Stress Fracture

Symptoms

  • Pain that worsens with activity and improves with rest
  • Tenderness or soreness in the affected area
  • Swelling around the affected bone

Causes

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on a bone, typically from activities with repeated impact or weight-bearing, such as running or jumping
  • Any conditions that weaken bone structure, such as osteoporosis
  • Sudden increase in the frequency, intensity, or duration of physical activity

Treatment Options

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Orthotics

Our experts offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic repair.

  • Achilles Tendon Repair

    Treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture may involve surgical repair of the tendon, where the surgeon reattaches the torn ends of the tendon. This is followed by a recovery period in a cast or brace as well as physical therapy exercises to restore strength and flexibility to the ankle.

    Benefits

    • Restores normal function and range of motion to the ankle joint
    • Prevents complications, such as chronic pain, stiffness, or weakness
    • Enables return to normal activity and sports participation
       
  • Orthotics

    Orthotics are shoe inserts or devices that are designed to support and align the feet and lower limbs. They can be customized or ready-made and can help to prevent or manage various foot conditions.

    Benefits

    • Corrects foot imbalances and improves foot function
    • Redistributes pressure on the feet and reduces pain in the feet, ankles, knees, and lower back
    • Can prevent or manage plantar fasciitis, shin splints, flat feet, and other conditions by providing support and cushioning to the feet
       
Our Foot Doctors

Scott A. Buhler, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialized Foot Care When You Need It

Our doctors at Crescent City Orthopedics know that injuries can happen when least expected. We are proud to offer same-day appointments at our Metairie location for all your urgent bone, joint, and muscle needs. When you choose Crescent City Orthopedics, you choose our highly skilled experts who prioritize patient-focused care.

If you are suffering from ankle pain that is keeping you from the life you love, call (504) 309-6500 or request an appointment online to get the care you need in Metairie or Chalmette.