Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Carl G Purvis, DPM, FACFAS   -  RETIRED Education Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) - Cleveland, Ohio North Carolina State University (BS) - Raleigh, NC Post Graduate Training Preceptorship - Podiatry Associates of Winston-Salem - Winston Salem, NC Residency - Kern Hospital for Special Surgery - Warren, MI Hospital Affiliations Nash General Hospital - Rocky Mount, NC Nash Day Hospital - Rocky Mount, NC Vidant-Edgecombe Hospital (formerly Heritage Hospital) - Tarboro, NC Certifications American Board of Podiatric Surgery: Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery-- Certified in the use of high frequency extracorporeal shockwave therapy (for the treatment of heel pain and Achilles tendonitis) Professional Affiliations Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery Current member of the North Carolina Board of Podiatric Examiners Past President of the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society Past President of the North Carolina Board of Podiatric Examiners North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society American Podiatric Medical Association American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management Member of the American Diabetes Association Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce Rocky Mount Rotary Club Personal Dr...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendonosis Two common disorders that occur in the heel cord are Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendonosis...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...   Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...  Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...