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Learn More About Your Feet & Ankles

Providing care for the foot and ankle requires an approach that includes a comprehensive treatment plan and recovery. No matter the reason you are visiting our center, a recent injury, life-long deformity, or a genetic problem, our highly-trained staff is more than prepared to handle your every need. Our primary goal is to get you back to enjoying a life free of foot and ankle pain.


Achilles Tendon Repair

The Achilles tendon is a tough fibrous cord that brings the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone together. When you over exert this tendon through physical activity, it can tear or rupture fully or partially.

Ankle Arthritis

Arthritis is most commonly known as joint inflammation which involves swelling in and around your joints. The condition can involve severe or long-lasting inflammation. Arthritis can reside in the ankle causing a reduction in movement and function.

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is one of the most common orthopedic injuries. Sprained ankles can happen when you are participating in physical fitness activities or by simply stepping on pavement that is not leveled.

Bone Spurs

Bone spurs are a result of damage to the joints which is usually associated with the presence of osteoarthritis. A majority of bone spurs come with no symptoms and go unnoticed for a number of years. Sometimes treatment isn’t needed at all. However, Most bone spurs cause no symptoms and can go undetected for years. They might not require treatment. Depending on where the spurs are located in your body and how it is affecting your health, treatment will be determined if needed.


A bunion can show up as a bony bump on the joint of your big toe. Bunions can occur when the bones in the front part of your foot shift out of place. In this moment, the tip of your big toe is getting pulled closer to your smaller toes thus forcing the joint that makes up the base of your biggest toe to poke out. Bunions can also be a result of the shape of your foot, a deformity of the foot, or even a medical condition known as arthritis.

Claw & Hammer Toes

Both claw toes and hammer toes are conditions that affect the various secondary toes of the feet. When the smaller digits of the foot coil downward they create a claw-like shape. Hammer toes are a condition that bends the middle toe joint down towards the floor, which cause this joint to spring up. A hammer toe usually affects the second toe and is often a result of that comes with experiencing a bunion.


A fracture is a broken bone. It is a condition that can happen to an individual after experiencing a traumatic, painful injury. When a bone is fractured, the shape of the bone is manipulated by the break. Fractures can happen straight across the bone affected or alongside the actual length of it. The result of a fracture breaks a bone in two or leaves it in multiple pieces.

Ligament Tears

Ligaments are strong fibrous tissues that bring bone together. Ligaments are very robust. They can be overextended or even ripped. When a tear occurs, it is usually because of direct force to a joint such as a misstep on an uneven surface or other form of excessive physical activity.

Peroneal Tendon Tear

The muscles that are brought together by the outer side of your calf and foot are known as your peroneal tendon. These tendons are susceptible to inflammation or tears. Peroneal tendon tears are usually the result of two problems with the tendon: blood supply and the close positioning between the two tendons.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a fibrous band that runs lengthwise along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia supports the longitudinal arch and is essential for toe-off, the part of a person’s stride where the toe pushes off the ground. Inflammation of this structure is called plantar (bottom of the foot) fasciitis.

Ankle Replacement

Our patients that suffer from severe ankle arthritis can benefit from ankle replacement surgery. Common symptoms that are associated with ankle arthritis can include weakness, pain and difficulty walking.

Orthopedic Locations Near You

  1. CHRISTUS Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    8591 S. Broadway
    Tyler, Texas 75703

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  2. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Athens

    1505 Highway 19 South
    Athens, Texas 75751
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  3. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Canton

    18780 Interstate 20
    Canton, Texas 75103
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  4. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale

    3203 South Main Street
    Lindale, Texas 75771
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  5. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Magnolia Medical Plaza - Palestine

    3201 South Loop 256
    Palestine, Texas 75801
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  6. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Jacksonville

    2026 South Jackson Street
    Jacksonville, Texas 75766
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Our Foot & Ankle Team

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Jacob Chaney

Jacob Chaney, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Brandon Crim

Brandon Crim, DPM

Podiatry Foot & Ankle

Tonja Deems

Tonja Deem, AG, ACNP, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery


Douglas Duncan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Jonathan Hosch

Jonathan Hosch, DPM

Podiatry Foot & Ankle

Dr. Paul Leatham

Paul Leatham, DPM, MA

Podiatry Foot & Ankle

Dr. Stephen Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

John McCurdy, NP

John McCurdy, NP

Orthopedics, Nurse Practitioner

Randy Murff, DPM

Podiatry Foot & Ankle

Dr. Troy Overbeek

Troy Overbeek, DPM

Podiatry Foot & Ankle

Jamie Pierce-Hogue, PA-C

Jamie Pierce-Hogue, PA-C

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Physician Assistant

Dr. Paul Rath

Paul Rath, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Art Strahan

Arthur Strahan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Kyle Urbanek, NP-C

Kyle Urbanek, NP-C

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Charles Williams

Charles Williams, MD

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery