Foot & Ankle Services

Board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, Cynthia Lembcke Grundy DPM, FACFAS opened her Valparaiso location treating all foot ailments. Specializing in sports injuries, fracture, Achilles tendon pathology, bunions, and diabetic foot care.

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Foot, Toe, and Heel Pain

Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your foot can be prone to injury and pain.

Sports Injuries

Whether you are a competitive amateur, college, or professional athlete or just actively exercising to stay in shape, South Shore Foot & Ankle can help you with your foot and ankle pain and injuries.

Achilles Tendon Pain

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It is formed by the merging together of the upper calf muscles and inserts into the back of the heel bone.

Ankle Instability

Ankle instability is a condition that can happen when the outside ligaments of the ankle become stretched. Ankle instability creates sense of weakness and frequent rolling of the ankle.

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain refers to tearing of the ligaments of the ankle. The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or outside part of the ankle. This is an extremely common injury that affects many people during a wide variety of activities.

Bunions

A bunion is a bony bump that forms when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out.

Diabetic Foot Care

If a doctor has ever said you had an elevated blood sugar level - even just once when you were pregnant - you are at risk for diabetes.

Flat Feet and High Arches

Although painless in young children, flat feet in older children and adolescents can cause an aching pain. Sometimes the pain only occurs during or after sports or other physical activity.

Foot Fungus

Foot fungus is a highly spreadable skin infection in the webs of the toes and soles of the feet that causes extreme itching, burning, scaling, and pain.

Gait Analysis

"Gait" is the way in which we move our whole body from one point to another, whether by walking, running, skipping, or hopping. Gait analysis is the study of human motion and is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk.

Hammertoes

Hammertoe is when the middle joint in a toe bends and becomes stuck in that position. A common cause of hammertoe is a muscle/tendon imbalance resulting from structural changes in the foot over time.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is the term used for excessive sweating in the feet, hands, armpits, and groin.

Limb Length Discrepancy

Limb length discrepancy (or LLD) is a condition in which one's arms or legs are of unequal lengths. Though LLD is typically found in children, whether congenital or developmental, it can also be the result of an injury that leads to shortening of bone ends.

Peroneal Tendinosis

The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. Tendons connect muscle to bone and allow them to exert their force across the joints that separate bones. Ligaments, on the other hand, connect bone to bone. Tendinitis implies that there is inflammation in the tendon.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot. If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis.

Toenail Disorders

The two most common toenail disorders are ingrown toenails and toenail fungus. The professionals at South Shore Foot & Ankle can properly and efficiently treat these disorders and get your nails looking and feeling healthy again.

Warts and Lesions

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. Like any other infectious lesion, plantar warts are spread by touching, scratching, or contacting skin shed from another wart.