"Comprehensive" podiatric care is our goal!
Dr. Martin is equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs, from routine checkups to surgery. Below you will find a list of the more common problems treated at New Hanover Foot and Ankle Center.
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Crush Injuries
- Diabetic Foot Conditions
- Flat Feet
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Injuries / Trauma
- Plantar Fasciitis
Many of the above ailments respond appropriately to conservative care. When they do not, minimally invasive, arthroscopic, and/or open surgical correction may be employed to attempt to correct the problems. Many times surgical corrections may be the treatment of choice, as it may provide an easier return to activity. Your speedy recovery and comfortable, long-lasting results are Dr. Martin's most important concerns.
Along with attentive, personalized care his specialties include:
SPORTS MEDICINE INJURIES AND TRAUMA
Nobody understands the requirements of a competitive athlete better than a fellow athlete. Dr. Martin knows an athlete's preventive and corrective foot-care needs. As a lifelong sports enthusiast, he is fully attuned to the rigors and challenges of an active lifestyle. He is committed to seeing athletes return to their activities/sports. Custom orthotics, aggressive physical therapy, and proper foot gear can help prevent and/or solve many athletic related foot problems.
- Dr. Martin has extensive training in arthroscopic surgical correction of ankle pain. This is a highly technical, minimally invasive procedure that involves making two half-inch incisions to allow for the insertions of cameras and instrumentation into the joint. Problems can then be identified and treated with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue. This means shorter recovery periods and a quicker return to activity for patients.
Heel pain can afflict anyone, from the weekend athlete and competitive runner to active kids and busy parents. Dr. Martin offers patients a variety of non- and minimally invasive treatment options, all designed to get you comfortable walking again and back to your normal activities.
Women suffer with bunions more frequently than men because of tight, pointed, high-heeled shoes that confine and restrict the foot. Dr. Martin accurately diagnoses and treats bunions by recommending steps to slow their progress or by surgical correction to repair the joint.
Dr. Martin is a skilled surgeon with a breadth of experience that gives you the utmost confidence in positive results. He completed an intense three-year surgical residency dedicated to the repair of traumatic foot and ankle injuries, as well as, reconstruction of foot and ankle deformities for all ages of patients. If your foot problem can be corrected with a conservative, nonsurgical approach, that's what Dr. Martin will do. If you require surgery, he will carefully explain all your treatment options.
Maybe you are like I was, embarrassed how my feet looked and constantly dealing with discomfort, but hesitant to have surgery. Recently I decided it was time to improve my overall health, including my feet. After all I use them every day and had been neglecting them.
On a recommendation from my trusted internist I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Edwin Martin. After careful examination, x-rays and thorough explanation of my options, I scheduled my surgeries. Having had other surgeries, I’d come to believe success was a result of excellent surgical techniques. While I still believe technique and skill are important factors, in these surgeries I was also blessed to receive things money cannot buy. Namely, Dr. Martin’s professional and empathetic manner, his concern and good advice, and his time and patience whether during an appointment or a telephone call.
Selecting Dr. Martin changed my dreaded experience into and efficient, safe and rewarding outcome. I am thrilled with my results and encourage all to have Dr. Martin help you to put your “best” foot forward for the rest of your life.
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
Dr. Martin helps manage foot problems that can occur as a result of diabetes. He recommends patients be evaluated for diabetes-related foot complications every 3 months, and that educating patients about diabetic foot care is essential.