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Nigro Ankle and Foot Care

Pittsburgh's Premier Medical Practice for all Ankle and Foot Injuries or Health Problems

Use Highly Trained Doctors and Specialist Surgeons for Proper Care and a Speedy Recovery. Four Convenient Pittsburgh Area Locations to Help You Regain Your Good Health and Get Active!

Get the Best Care

The Best Available Care; Trusted by Physicians and Preferred by Patients. Call us for Work or Sports Injuries, or Any Other Foot or Ankle Medical Condition.

From Skilled Professionals

Our team of highly trained doctors have countless hours of training and experience to give you the best medical care possible. Podiatrists and Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

In Modern Facilities

Nigro Ankle & Foot Care has the ability to take X-rays in their offices so you can avoid a Hospital ER visit and hours waiting for care after a foot or ankle injury.

At One of Four Locations

Four Pittsburgh Area Locations including Glenshaw PA, Vandergrift PA, Natrona Heights PA, and Cabot PA. Call Us at: (412) 486-5100 Now for an Appointment!

The Nigro Medical Team

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Your optimum health is our No. 1 priority and goal. With over 20 years of exceptional patient care, you can expect the best available care possible from some of Pittsburgh's finest Foot and Ankle Doctors.


Dr. Nicki Nigro


Dr. Nicki Nigro has been practicing medicine in the Pittsburgh area since 1991. She is a member of the Residency Committee for The Western Pennsylvania Podiatric Surgical Residency Program. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Des Moines University and is the C.E.O. of The Podiatry Foundation of Pittsburgh.


Dr. Jeffrey Nigro


Dr. Jeff Nigro has been practicing medicine since 1990 and is Board Certified in Foot Surgery as well as Reconstructive Rear Foot and Ankle Surgery.


Dr. Jesse Mytinger


Dr. Mytinger is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot Surgery as well as Reconstructive Rear foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Our Friendly Staff


Always assisting our doctors, allowing them to perform at their greatest potential, our friendly support staff are ready to help you in any way they can. Call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your care.

Healthy feet keep you active and moving Forward

The Common Ankle and Foot Problems That Bring Us New Patients

Our board-certified specialist are committed to excellence in treating all of your foot and ankle needs

Diabetic Foot Pain

Diabetic Foot Pain

For people with diabetes, having too much glucose (sugar) in their blood for a long time can cause some serious complications, including foot problems.


Heel Pain & Spurs

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur can extend forward by as much as a half-inch.


Sports Injuries

According to research from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 25 percent of athletic injuries are foot and ankle-related.

Bunions & Corns

Bunions & Corns

Years of abnormal motion and pressure on the foot joint causes an often-painful lump called a Bunion (officially hallux valgus).


Broken Bones

Walking on a broken toe can delay or prevent healing, and this may result in pain for months or even years after the injury and cause Arthritis in the affected joint.


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain stemming from inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.


Toe & Toenail Issues

If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for a painful ingrown toenail.


Flat Feet & Orthotics

Orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run.

Activate your body's natural healing process to heal

Your body's own platelets and regerative cells can be used to stimulate healing and speed repair.

Through advanced regenerative medicine treatments, your body’s own platelets, stem cells and growth factors can be activated to stimulate healing and speed repair for bone, muscle, joint, soft tissue, and nerve injuries.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP injections are used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries.

You may have heard about athletes getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help heal an injury. These shots, which are prepared from your own blood, are increasingly being used to treat sports injuries and to help wounds heal after surgery.

Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing.

Clinical studies show promising results with the use of PRP in Ankle and Foot care for decreasing pain, improving function, increasing activity and decreasing recovery time.

PRP is as effective as Steroid injection at achieving symptom relief at 3 and 6 months after injection, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but unlike Steroid, its effect does not wear off with time. At 12 months, PRP is significantly more effective than Steroid, making it better and more durable than cortisone injection.

Considering the long-term effectiveness of PRP, many doctors are now recommending the use of PRP as the preferred treatment for plantar fasciitis.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy can be a highly effective option for many people suffering from foot and ankle injuries. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Non-invasive: Unlike surgical procedures, stem cell therapy is a non-invasive alternative that can help alleviate pain and promote healing without the need for incisions or general anesthesia.

  2. Minimal downtime: Because stem cell therapy is non-invasive, there is typically minimal downtime required following the procedure, allowing you to return to normal activities sooner.

  3. Safe and effective: Stem cell therapy has been used for many years and has a proven track record of being both safe and effective for treating a wide range of injuries and conditions, including foot and ankle injuries.

  4. Potential for long-term results: By promoting the body’s natural healing processes, stem cell therapy can provide long-term results that are not possible with traditional treatments such as pain medications or physical therapy alone.

  5. Personalized treatment: Stem cell therapy is a personalized treatment that can be tailored to your specific needs and goals, providing a more effective solution than a one-size-fits-all approach.

In conclusion, stem cell therapy can be a highly effective alternative for people suffering from foot and ankle injuries, offering many benefits including a non-invasive procedure, minimal downtime, a safe and effective solution, the potential for long-term results, and a personalized approach. If you’re considering stem cell therapy, I would encourage you to talk to your doctor to see if it may be right for you.

What's Stem Cell

Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.

These daughter cells become either new stem cells or specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

We provide minimally invasive foot surgery to our patients for improved outcomes & healing.

Minimally invasive surgery provides the same or better results as traditional surgery, while minimizing damage to muscle, tendons and surrounding structures. Patients will benefit from decreased pain and scarring and a faster recovery from surgery.


How to Apply KT Tape for Plantar Fasciitis

Using KT Tape for Plantar Fasciitis shown has tremendous results in alleviating pain and promoting the healing process.

KT Tape provides comfortable and conformable support for the arch serving to relax the foot and reduce inflammation.

Reduced activity, stretching the calves, massage therapy, weight loss in overweight individuals, foam rolling, ice, and NSAIDs can all serve to help alleviate symptoms and treat plantar fasciitis. Stretch the calves and plantar fascia before going to bed and before getting out of bed.

Additional recommendations include:

  • Wear appropriately fit shoes with the appropriate support
  • Stretch well prior to exercise
  • Avoid hard surfaces
  • Ice after activity
  • Avoid long periods of standing still
  • Implement multiple activities for cardiovascular exercise such as swimming, cycling, rowing, etc.
  • Seek conservative wellness care