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.
After a seemingly minor incident, I had a continual problem with my ankle for over a year. Four doctors, and one failed arthroscopic surgery later, I combined a visit to my brother in North Carolina with an appointment to see Dr. Parekh. I wish I had by-passed local (California) doctors and gone directly to him. His mannerism, communication skills, and professional knowledge immediately put me at ease. I chose to temporarily stay in North Carolina and let Dr. Parekh perform the required surgery which included replacing my irreparable synovial membrane.
My first appointment with Dr. Selene Parekh was in December 2010. Needless to say after having been seen by four other doctors I was skeptical about the appointment. I had pain in the joint of the second toe on my right foot. I had had numerous x-rays,an MRI and a bone scan, but no explanation for my pain. Every doctor before Dr. Parekh had told me the same thing: “We’re not really sure where the pain is coming from.” I started to feel like the doctors probably didn’t even believe me… I had walked for a year and a half with the pain being a full 10 when I walked. I had been an avid walker/jogger, which of course I could no longer do and I could hardly perform daily tasks. Playing with my daughter had also become very limited, which was the hardest “pill to swallow”. I felt like I was a 36 year old woman that had been put into an eighty year olds body.