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Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to provide excellent care for all types of foot and ankle problems.

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Our Team

Nicholas D. Christensen, APRN

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle

John D. Galligan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle

Nicholas K. Wischmeier, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle

Why Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon for Foot and Ankle Care?

Our team of physicians are MDs who have completed a minimum of 14 years of training, which includes medical school, an orthopedic surgery residency, and an orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship. As medical doctors, they are able to focus on the lower extremity but have the credentials and expertise to extend beyond the foot and ankle, taking a whole body approach to treatment.

Same-day Access Available

When your pain can't wait another day, CHI Health Orthopedics offers same-day access to our experienced provider team at several locations in the Omaha metro area. Call (402) 717-0820 to schedule and ask for Orthopedics.

Common Concerns and Complaints

  • Foot pain
  • Foot deformity
  • Toe deformity or pain
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle instability
  • Weak ankles/ankles giving out
  • Shin pain/shin splints
  • Achilles pain
  • Heel pain
  • Calf and leg pain or tightness
  • Sports medicine injuries in the foot and ankle
  • Running injuries

Diagnoses We Treat Include


  • Bunions
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot arthritis
  • Flat foot deformity
  • Foot and ankle tendonitis
  • Charcot Arthropathy of the foot
  • Foot fractures/Jones fractures, Lis Franc
  • Calcaneus fractures
  • Foot dislocations
  • Stress fractures
  • Neuromas
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Diabetic foot conditions

Ankles and Lower Legs

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle ligament instability
  • Ankle osteochondral lesions
  • Pilon Fractures
  • Talus fractures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Exercise-induced compartment syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Treatment Options

Treatment options for foot and ankle issues can range from conservative measures to surgical intervention. CHI Health Orthopedics team of experts can manage systemic issues, symptoms, and coordinate with other specialties such as primary care and rehabilitation as needed.

  • Medical management of systemic issues in the feet using anti-inflammatories and steroids, coordinating with primary care as needed
  • Therapy - referral to rehabilitation services and coordination with therapy providers
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Bracing and orthotics
  • Injections
  • Surgical interventions including minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive achilles repair, ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacement, ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Casting 

Ask for Orthopedics

To schedule an appointment with CHI Health Orthopedics foot and ankle specialists, call (402) 717-0820 and ask to schedule with an Orthopedic provider.