Scripps is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the top orthopedic programs in the country. The orthopedic surgeons at Scripps are nationally ranked for the care they provide to diagnose and treat conditions of joints and bones, including the foot and ankle. Our orthopedic surgeons see a wide variety of conditions and injuries.
Our physicians and surgeons are nationally recognized experts in the field.
Scripps offers sports therapy and physical therapy in San Diego with facilities in North County, South Bay, Central San Diego and La Jolla. Sports therapy services are provided at more than half a dozen locations by a team of experts using the latest techniques and technologies to help patients regain strength and mobility to get back in the game.
In addition to orthopedic doctors specializing in medical treatment of the foot and ankle, Scripps also offers you access to podiatrists, who provide orthopedic care plus additional services.
The differences between a podiatrist and an orthopedic specialist who treats conditions of the foot and ankle can be summed up this way:
- Orthopedic doctors are trained and capable of providing medical and surgical care for joints and soft tissues of the entire body, but typically specialize in a specific area or bone structure.
- Podiatrists (doctors of podiatric medicine) are trained in orthopedic care of the foot and ankle with additional education and expertise in dermatology and biomechanics of the body’s lower extremities.
Scripps Health offers foot and ankle surgery and follow-up care at the following locations in San Diego County:
As leaders in orthopedic care, we know what it takes to keep joints healthy. That’s why we equip our patients with support services and resources to help them achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with rehab services to empowering you with educational resources, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your journey.