Philip R. Shupe, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services.
- Achilles Tendon
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Conditions
- Athletes Foot
- Diabetic Foot
- Fractures (food & ankle)
- Turf toe
- Orthotics, braces & boots
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Toenails
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tenex Health
Procedures and treatments Dr. Shupe performs include:
- Achilles tendon repair and reconstruction
- Tendon and ligament repair of foot and ankle
- Fracture and dislocation repair of foot and ankle
- Arthroscopy of ankle and rear foot joints
- Painful flat foot reconstruction
- Bunion and hammertoe repair
- Grafting of tendon, ligament and bone
- Joint replacement and fusion
- Minimal incision surgery using ultrasound for tendonitis and fasciitis
- Injection therapy for tendonitis and plantar fasciitis using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and amniotic/umbilical cord particulate
- Custom orthotics
- Kinesio taping
Other procedures/technologies include:
- PARS for Achilles rupture
- Biocartilage for talar dome lesions
- Cartiva implant for hallux rigidus
- Lisfranc and plantar plate injuries
- Cold laser therapy
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...
The tendon pain many of us feel in the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle or foot can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma (damage to the tendon from a hit, twist, or pull to the joint) or repetitive motion (damage to the tendon from overuse in work, exercise, or activity). Eventually, damaged tissue in the tendon will limit our ability to move the joint and perform the activities that we need or like to do. If a damaged tendon is not treated, joint pain will likely become worse over time. Read More...