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“It all starts with caring.”

This is the philosophy of our podiatrists, Drs. Nirenberg & Minhas, heel, foot and ankle specialists in Northwest Indiana.

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Please feel free to explore our site and learn about our podiatrists, our team and our many podiatry services, and get to know our practice. We hope you will see that at Friendly Foot Care our goal is to work with you to alleviate pain, achieve the best foot and ankle health, and create the most favorable podiatry experience possible in Northwest Indiana.

Our entire practice atmosphere is designed to help you relax and alleviate your heel, foot and ankle problems as quickly as possible (please see our photos section).

Our podiatrists are trained in all aspects of heel, foot and ankle care and surgery, and there are few problems they cannot treat. More than providing Northwest Indiana with superb, state-of-the-art care, our foot doctors go about treating patients quite differently. Our podiatrists try to get to know each patient, and cater to their special needs. For example, any patient who has an out-patient heel, foot or ankle procedure is personally called by their foot doctor within 24 hours of returning home.

Some examples of the special treatment you can expect include:

  • Laser surgery for plantar warts and other foot and ankle problems.
  • Tiny incision arthroscopic surgery for ankle pain and ankle arthritis.
  • Revolutionary PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment for foot, ankle and Achilles tendon pain. To learn more about PRP Click Here.
  • Electronic Medical Records (securely encrypted) with online "portal" access.
  • Heel pain treated with the revolutionary Endoscopic Release Procedure.
  • I.V. Sedation or "twilight sleep" is available for patients who need surgery or an injection.
  • In-office vascular testing to check for circulation problems.
  • Specialized diagnostic foot and ankle ultrasound to accurately diagnosis podiatric problems.
  • For patients who need surgery, we often use a “plastic surgery” wound closure technique – this means there are no sutures to take out and usually the scar is much less visible.
  • In-office x-ray, specifically designed for evaluating heel, foot and ankle problems.
  • Skilled at alleviating nerve problems and neuropathy (our podiatrists use techniques developed by John Hopkins Medical School professor Dr. Lee Dellon, one of the top peripheral neurosurgeons in the world.)
  • Our podiatrists utilize Swiss screw compression techniques to alleviate arthritis, bunions, hammertoes and other bone problems of the foot and ankle.
  • Skilled at correcting flat feet and fallen arches with the tiny MBA implant for children and adults.
  • Wound care with the new wound vacuum, artificial skin grafts, hyperbaric oxygen, and the use of antibiotic impregnated beads.
  • State-of-the-art flouroscan x-ray lets us see the bones in your foot and ankle "live" as you move them.
  • We are open six days a week and evening appointments are available.
  • Convenient Northwest Indiana location on Broadway, just south of the VA Clinic and across from Ace Hardware.
  • Ample parking and the building and office are handicap accessible (we have extra wide hallways to accommodate wheelchairs).
  • Most insurance and Workers Compensation accepted.
  • All major credit cards accepted.
  • We offer affordable payment plans.

For your convenience, we try to schedule appointments around your schedule, and make every effort to see patients who are in pain within 48 hours, and we file insurance for you.

As you read through our podiatrist and team bios you'll notice that we choose our team members carefully. Not based solely on clinical knowledge and professional qualifications, but on attitude as well. We know that when someone is really good at what they do, it shows. We've even been trained by the Disney Institute (read The Times article about our Disney training by Clicking Here).

Incidentally, our podiatrists have treated over 10,000 feet! For those as fascinated with our remarkable feet and ankles as we are, feel free to visit Dr. Nirenberg's blog, America's Podiatrist.

Finally, as Northwest Indiana's premier foot specialists, we are constantly pushing ourselves to keep up with the latest heel, foot and ankle pain-relieving breakthroughs, and we strive to improve ourselves in every aspect of podiatry practice. In fact, every member of our heel, foot and ankle team strives daily for the highest standard ...the ONLY standard our patients deserve.

Our licensed, state of Indiana podiatrists serve Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Winfield, Griffith, Hobart, St. John, Gary, DeMotte, Rensselaer, Munster, Dyer, Valparaiso, Wheatfield, Cedar Lake and most of Northwest Indiana. To schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists please call (219)663-2273.

Our podiatrist, Dr. Nirenberg, who is committed to using the latest technology to treat heel, foot and ankle pain.

Click Here to Read About Our Heel, Foot and Ankle Pain-Relief Technology


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Serving Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Winfield, Griffith, Hobart, St. John, Gary, DeMotte, Rensselaer, Munster, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Valparaiso, Wheatfield and most of Northwest Indiana.