My first visit with Dr. Parekh was in late summer 2010, the pain in my left foot was so severe I was often in tears. I had been to three different doctors prior to Dr. Parekh, I had been in a “boot” for months and there was no improvement in my foot or my pain. With in minutes of seeing Tenaja Gay the PA, Dr Parekh came in and examined me, he said to Tenaja, I think you are right we have a “Charcot foot” . Dr. Parekh ordered some test and described to me what the situation was with my foot and where we would go from this point forward. He tried a couple of things while waiting for my foot to “cool off” to help with the pain and discomfort. In December 2010 Dr Parekh performed surgery on my foot. He put some plates and bone grafts in my foot and then a really fancy piece of hardware on top of my foot with some posts going down into my foot to hold it all in place. The pictures were impressive, Prada has nothing on Dr. Parekh. Things were moving along fairly well until about six weeks later, I noticed some drainage from the area of the incision.
In December, 2010, I underwent surgery on my right ankle to repair a damaged tendon and related heel bone mis-alignment. The problems were caused by an old knee injury and subsequent years of stress on my ankle. Now, six months later, I am walking straight and pain-free, and am grateful to Dr. Parekh and the NC Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Parekh’s diagnosis and treatment plan hit the mark exactly. His approach to the surgery repaired the tendon and corrected the mis-alignmnent.