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Suffering From Bunions? Look No Further.

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:

  • Shoe choice: Choose shoes with wide insteps, broad toes and soft soles and avoid shoes that are narrow, tight, or sharply pointed.
  • Custom orthotics: In order to relieve pressure from the affected areas, your doctor may recommend custom shoe inserts.
  • Forefoot products: Products like a bunion shield, night splint or bunion bandages may be prescribed to treat bunions.

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!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Adam Shapiro

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. Chris Hogue

Dr. Christopher Hogue is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and Board Qualified in Foot and Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 

Dr. James Robinson

Dr. Robinson attended the University of Georgia, later to attend the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. His three-year residency was witht 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. Joe Ades

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. Kristin Kirby

After graduation from Columbia College in South Carolina, Dr. Kirby received her graduate degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. During her three-year residency through the Heritage Valley Health System, she focused on foot trauma, ankle surgery, sports medicine and diabetic limb salvage. In her free time, Dr. Kirby enjoys traveling, fishing, kayaking and SEC football. 

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