Founded in 1998 by Dr. Adam Shapiro, Foot & Ankle Associates is dedicated to providing the best medical and surgical care for your feet. With four convenient, state of the art offices located in Huntersville, Mooresville, Denver and the University area of Charlotte, the physicians of Foot & Ankle Associates provide comprehensive care of bunions.
If left untreated, bunions can become so painful that you might end up walking differently just to relieve the pressure. Because the MTP joint helps bear and distribute bodyweight while standing, bunions can seriously affect the foots ability to function properly.
To treat bunions, Foot & Ankle Associates begins with conservative methods designed to relieve pressure and restore function. The most common conservative approaches to alleviating bunions include:
Conservative approaches like these are designed to limit the progression of the bunion, relieve pain, and provide a healthy environment for the foot. In more serious cases, bunion surgery may be recommended. To learn about treatment options for your bunions, click the appointment request button below or call us at one of our office locations that is convenient to you. We look forward to getting you back on your feet!
Dr. Shapiro founded Foot & Ankle Associates in 1998. Before that, he attended Georgetown University and held a surgical residency at Washington Hospital Center. During his residency, he focused on elective foot surgery and diabetic limb salvage. He is part of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery since 2002. In his free time, Dr. Shapiro enjoys boating, traveling and running.
Dr. Keeley attended Bucknell University, and then the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. His three-year residency was with the University of Florida Health Jacksonville, where he focused on sports medicine, reconstructive trauma, minimally invasive surgery, limb salvage, and joint replacement.
Dr. Robinson attended the University of Georgia, later to attend the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His three-year residency was with t he Valley Care Health System, where he focused on sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage and foot/ankle surgery. In his free time, Dr. Robinson loves cooking, professional football and spending time with family.
Dr. Ades attended Buena Vista University both for his under graduate and podiatric studies. His surgical residency was with the Crozer-Keystone Health System, where he focused on advanced surgery for traumatic, pediatrics, sports-related and diabetic foot and ankle problems. In his free time, he loves being with family and anything sports related!
Dr. Zappasodi attended the University of Central Florida, and then Des Moines University. Her three-year residency was with the Florida Hospital East Orlando, where she focused on trauma, forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery, as well as diabetic limb salvage.
Dr. Schaeffer attended Marietta College, and then the Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine. His three-year residency was with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he focused on sports medicine, reconstructive surgery, limb salvage/diabetic foot, and revision surgery.
Dr. Biela attended University of Tampa, and then Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. His three-year residency was with the University of Florida in Jacksonville, where he focused on sports medicine, reconstructive surgery, limb salvage, and revision surgery.