Dr. Peter Harper and Dr. Kristin Harper provide superior foot and ankle services to patients of all ages. When you visit the Foot and Ankle Associates of Greater Pittsburgh, you can expect our husband-and-wife team to provide a range of services designed to help you achieve the best outcome for your foot or ankle condition, be it acute or chronic.
We are Experts in Treating All Types of Foot and Ankle Pain
Both Dr. Peter Harper and Dr. Kristin Harper received their Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Their knowledge and experience, as well as their commitment to keeping up with all the latest advancements in foot and ankle care, speaks to their ability to accurately diagnose and promptly treat all types of foot and ankle conditions. Whether your condition has developed over time, or you have sustained a sudden injury, you can feel confident in placing your trust in the Foot and Ankle Associates of Greater Pittsburgh.
Services We Offer
Heel pain can be caused by many factors, with two of the most prevalent being plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. If your heel pain is severe, you may find it difficult to walk, run, and participate in activities that involve movement and/or prolonged standing.
Bunions form when a joint in your foot becomes unstable. Over time, this instability disrupts the natural alignment of your joint. You may first notice a bump forming on the inside of your big toe joint, or pain in the joint when walking or wearing tight shoes.
Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
If you are an athlete, you are at risk of sustaining a foot and/or ankle injury during training, practice, or gameplay. Some common sports injuries include turf toe, fractures, ankle sprains, and shin splints.
An ankle sprain occurs if you twist or roll your ankle in a way that damages the ligaments. Ankle sprains are a common outcome of falls or trips because it is difficult to land properly in these situations.
This condition gets its name because when your toes bend abnormally at the middle joint, they resemble a hammer. This condition typically affects the second, third, or fourth toes.
Ingrown toenails most often affect the big toe. An ingrown toenail occurs when the corner of the toenail penetrates and begins growing into the surrounding skin.
Bunions and hammertoes are considered foot deformities. Other foot deformities include flat feet, clubfoot, high arches, and more.
A congenital deformity, clubfoot involves the foot being twisted out of shape in a way that makes it point inward and downward. With high arches, your feet are structured abnormally in the sense that the arches are too high, which puts added pressure on both the ball and heel of your feet.
If you have flat feet, your feet have the opposite structure of a person with high arches. Flat feet are characterized by the arch of your foot collapsing, which causes increased strain, and typically pain, on the structures supporting the inside of your arch and ankle.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a disease that can cause nerve damage. This damage often starts in your toes and fingers. If you have neuropathy, you will be less likely to notice if you have sustained an injury because the sensations in your feet and ankles will be limited. Diabetics often have circulation problems as well, which can make cuts, scrapes, and other injuries slow to heal, increasing your risk of infection.
Custom orthotics are medical devices that are prescribed for patients that require an insert molded to their feet as opposed to a generic, over the counter insert. Custom orthotics are placed into your shoes, where they redistribute the pressure on your feet, alleviate your pain, and provide added support and stability.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Some foot and ankle conditions are best remedied through surgery. While there are often other options available for many issues, there are instances when it is necessary to surgically correct your feet and/or ankles so your mobility can be restored.
Our feet carry us through our day-to-day lives. Ulcers (wounds) on your feet or legs slow you down, and can turn into much larger problems if left untreated. More than 80% of lower extremity amputations in the USA begin with foot ulcers. If you develop a wound on your feet or legs, it is important to have it examined by a professional.
Contact Our Office
The Foot and Ankle Associates of Greater Pittsburgh are located in Beaver. We are always prepared and well-equipped to provide the services needed to address your condition or injury.
Dr. Peter Harper and Dr. Kristin Harper excel at creating personalized care plans unique to each patient, ensuring that your journey toward healing will get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Our care plans place an emphasis on improving your overall foot health and taking preventative measures to avoid further injuries or complications.
Contact us today by calling (724) 774-1525 or by completing our online contact form. We look forward to serving you!
336 College Avenue, Suite 106, Beaver,
PA , 15009
Monday: 8am – 12pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 12pm