Foot Doctor

Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of ColumbusNorth Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional foot care from our specialty-trained foot doctors so you can get stronger.

When you're dealing with foot pain or pain that also affects your ankle, it can make it tough to perform regular duties at work or home. If you're an athlete, foot problems can keep you on the bench. Fortunately, most foot problems can be solved by a specialty-trained physician like a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

Foot and ankle physicians trained in podiatry or orthopedics see patients for a host of issues related to the foot, ankle, heel, toes, and even the knee. They can help patients regain normal mobility through both surgical and nonsurgical means.

Our foot specialists treat patients for a wide range of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and warts
  • Degenerative tendon tears (tendonosis)
  • Diabetic complications
  • Flat feet
  • Foot deformities
  • Fracture
  • Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendon ruptures

Advanced Foot Care in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour & Greensburg

When patients visit our podiatrist and foot surgeons, the first step in the process is a diagnosis. Your doctor will take a look at your foot and ankle, ask about your medical history, and may take X-rays or order an MRI scan using our state-of-the-art, on-site services. With a full understanding of your unique symptoms and the anatomy of your foot and ankle, your foot and ankle surgeon or podiatry specialist will be able to diagnose your disorder.

Once your surgeon arrives at a diagnosis, the next step is discussing treatment options. Sometimes, foot conditions can be addressed without the need for foot surgery. Our foot and ankle team can recommend nonsurgical treatments, such as the use of custom orthotics, different options for diabetic foot care, and other therapeutic care plans for healthy feet and ankles.

For more significant injuries, your podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery. At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, our foot specialists are all board-certified and fellowship-trained or specialty-trained in their areas of specialty and offer you the highest level of surgical care. This includes reconstructive and reparative foot surgery, rearfoot (heel) surgery, and ankle surgery.

If you're living with foot or ankle pain, making an appointment with a foot surgeon or orthopedic specialist can help. Our doctors recommend this especially if your foot condition lasts for more than two or three days; if it impedes your day-to-day activities; or if your foot problem is the result of a traumatic injury, such as a sports-related injury.

Foot pain and other podiatric issues are nothing to take lightly. Without the right care, they can sometimes get worse. Whatever your foot care needs, our specialty-trained podiatrist and orthopedic foot and ankle doctors will treat your unique issue with the highest level of expertise.

When you're ready to get stronger, consult with one of our foot surgeons to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see one of our foot specialists in Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg.

We also offer foot, ankle, and sports injury care at our urgent care clinic in Columbus, where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

Orthopedic Urgent Care

With a dedication to providing exceptional, experienced orthopedic and podiatric care, we have developed our Online Guide to Foot & Ankle Care to provide patients with further information about their injuries and conditions and the treatments available to them. To access our guide, use the button below.

Access Our Foot & Ankle Guide

The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics

At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. Our surgeons and doctors, including our podiatrist and orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our foot specialists, Dr. Douglas Federle, Dr. Cary Guse, Dr. Lisa Lanham, and Dr. Robert Middleton, are all dedicated to serving your individual needs with compassion and exceptional care. 

If you have a condition related to your foot or ankle, consider making an appointment with one of our foot doctors. Don't allow your foot or ankle problem to go undiagnosed or untreated. Return to a pain-free life, and to full mobility, by calling (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online and be seen at our main location in Columbus or at our North Vernon, Seymour, or Greensburg outreach clinics.