Exceptional Podiatry for Foot and Ankle Recovery

Podiatry and surgical care are critical components in the journey to foot and ankle wellness, especially for those with injuries, or managing chronic pain. Our clinic’s podiatrists are not only experts in their field but are also experienced in a broad range of treatment modalities designed to keep you active and support your recovery.

Highly Qualified Podiatry Experts

Each of our podiatrists comes with a substantial background of education and practical experience. Their expertise is built on solid foundations of advanced degrees and certifications, coupled with years of treating patients with a variety of conditions and injuries.

Customized Treatment Approaches in Allentown

Recognizing that every patient has unique needs, our podiatrists specialize in creating customized treatment plans. These plans are meticulously developed to address the individual’s specific injuries, surgical or recovery needs, chronic conditions, or wound care, ensuring a more effective and personal recovery experience.

Comprehensive Treatment Spectrum

We take pride in our therapists’ versatility and their ability to provide an extensive range of treatments. Below are some of the core treatment types offered by our expert podiatrists.

What We Treat

Achilles Tendinitis

Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses, it’s also prone to tendinitis. The condition is very common in athletes, especially runners who’ve suddenly increased the intensity or duration…


Ankle Fracture

A broken ankle, known as an ankle fracture, is among the most common bone and joint injuries, creating pain, swelling and discoloration anywhere in the ankle area…


Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle.


Arch Pain

Arch pain is felt on the underside of your foot between the heel and ball. The purpose of the arch is to transfer your body weight from heel to toe, and pain is the result when the arch doesn’t function properly.


Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 40 million Americans. An inflammation and swelling of the cartilage…


Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot, known medically as tinea pedis, can affect anyone. Minor cases appear as dry, itchy, flaky skin between the toes, easily treated with over the counter lotions and powders.



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Bunion Symptoms

A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone (the metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot) turns outward and the big toe points in toward the other toes, causing the joint to protrude.


Charcot Foot

Doctor Rocchio was brought up in a new era of limb salvage – he believes in limb preservation. With the skills of his training and vast experience, a life threatening, infected Charcot foot…


Corns and Calluses

When friction or pressure is repeatedly applied to one area of your feet or toes, the skin may respond by developing a corn or callus. They’re unsightly, but usually not serious, and in most cases…


Crossover Toe

Crossover toe is a condition in which the second toe drifts toward the big toe and eventually crosses over and lies on top of the big toe. It can occur at any age, but is most often seen in adults.


Custom Orthotics Devices

Your podiatrist at PA Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend custom designed orthotics to manage your foot condition. Orthotics are one of …



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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy may take years to develop, or it may be present at the time of diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, …


Diabetic Foot Ulcers

More than 60,000 diabetic patients every year require a lower extremity amputation due to complications from their diabetes. In most cases, this tragedy can be avoided by early intervention…


EPAT Therapy

A podiatrist directs low frequency sound waves, also known as shock waves, at the injured area through a hand held applicator. The shock waves penetrate deep into the soft tissues, stimulating…


FAST Technique

Do you have chronic pain in your Achilles tendon or your arch? Have you been diagnosed with chronic tendinitis or tendinosis in your foot? If so, you may want to ask us about the FAST Technique.


Flat Feet

In a normal foot, the tendons in your foot and lower leg work together to form the arch. When the tendons all pull together properly, your foot forms a moderate, normal arch. When the tendons…


Gouty Arthritis

Normally, uric acid dissolves in your blood, passes through your kidneys, and exits your body via urine. But in some people, uric acid isn’t eliminated properly, and levels become too high.


Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is nicknamed “pump bump”, because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes create pressure that aggravates the enlargement. In fact, the deformity is most common in young…


Hallux Limitus

Hallux Limitus/Hallux Rigidus is a progressive arthritic process which occurs within the cartilage of the bones that create the big toe joint. When you walk, your body weight is distributed through…


Hammer Toes

Hammer toes are usually not a serious condition, but can become painful as the bent joint rubs against the inside of the shoe, causing irritation, corns, or calluses on the top of the middle joint…


Heel Pain

Because there are so many potential reasons for pain in your heel, having it properly diagnosed by a podiatrist is the only way an effective treatment plan can be established.


Heel Spur

When a bone is subjected to pressure, rubbing, or other stress over long periods, it tries to repair itself by building extra bone. This extra bone is what is referred to as a “spur”. Many form…


Ingrown Toenails

Normally, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes, however, the corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. Most often this occurs in the big toe, but other toes can also be affected. Left untreated…



Metatarsalgia most often appears in those who perform a lot of physical activity like running or jumping, but can also be caused by footwear with poor support. In most cases it can be alleviated with rest…


Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma (also known as Morton’s metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuralgia, plantar neuroma and intermetatarsal neuroma) is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot. Most commonly…


Pediatric Foot Complications

One of the challenges with pediatric foot care is the child’s inability to articulate problems, and for parents to chalk it up to “growing pains” or “you’ll grow out of it”. It’s important for parents…


Pediatric Heel Pain

Pediatric heel pain differs from heel pain experienced by adults, although they both are usually caused by plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the plantar fascia which connects the heel…


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of your foot. It is the most common cause of heel…


Plantar Warts

The HPV that causes plantar warts enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other vulnerable sites on the skin of your feet and thrives in damp, dark communal areas like locker rooms.


Problems With Ankles

Your ankle is comprised of a series of structures that create a very complex hinge with many moving parts. It can withstand 1.5 times your body weight when you walk and up to eight times your…


Problems With Toes

We don’t think about our toes very often – that is, until they don’t perform as designed. Our toes assist us with very specific actions when walking, running, and weight bearing. They’re also critical…


Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation is a procedure in which acute or chronic heel pain can be minimized or eliminated by disabling specific nerves with heat…


Shin Splints

Most commonly, shin splints appear when an athlete increases the intensity and duration of their activity too quickly. They also appear frequently in athletes who stop and start suddenly, as in…


Sports Injuries

Sports injuries of the foot and ankle are inevitable if you’re an athlete. Even if you do the right things like stretching before and after your routines, and being careful not to ramp up your exercise program…


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

There is no one specific cause for tarsal tunnel syndrome, but inflammation is the most recognized reason for TTS. Since the tibial nerve is encased in the tarsal tunnel, anything that takes up…


Toe Fractures

Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones of the foot are quite common, and are a very common sports injury. If you have a fracture, it means that the bone is broken – anything from a small…


Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a fungal infection of the nails of your toes. Known as onychomycosis, an infection may begin as a whitish or yellowish spot under the tip of your toenail. As the fungal…


Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins which most frequently appear in the lower legs, ankles, and feet. They appear as bluish, gnarled cords beneath your skin. For some, varicose veins are…


A Focus on Active Lifestyles

We believe in not just treating the condition but also in promoting an active lifestyle that can prevent future injuries. Our podiatrists provide education on injury prevention and lifestyle modifications to keep you moving and enjoying the activities you love.

Evidence-Based Practice in Allentown

Staying abreast of the latest research is paramount in our practice. Our podiatrists employ evidence-based techniques to ensure that our patients benefit from the most current and scientifically supported treatments available.

Your Partner in Health

Our podiatrists view themselves as your partner in health. They are dedicated to not only assisting you in recovery but also in maintaining and enhancing your overall physical well-being for the long term.