A study from the Institute of Preventive Foot Health found that nearly 80 percent of people over 21 have had at least one problem with their feet. Yet only 59 percent of people said they went to a specialist to address it.  Dr. David V. Lopez a Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine takes a multifaceted approach to foot, ankle, toe, and heel pain treatment. He specializes in minimally invasive sports medicine and joint replacement.


During standing, walking, and running, the foot and ankle provide support, shock absorption, balance, and several other functions that are essential for motion. Three bones make up the ankle joint, primarily enabling up and down movement. There are 28 bones in the foot, and more than 30 joints that allow for a wide range of movement.

Foot Ankle Doctor Fairview NJ

Foot Ankle Doctor Fairview NJ

In many of these joints the ends of the bones are covered with articular cartilage—a slippery substance that helps the bones glide smoothly over each other during movement. Joints are surrounded by a thin lining called the synovium. The synovium produces a fluid that lubricates the cartilage and reduces friction. Tough bands of tissue, called ligaments, connect the bones and keep the joints in place. Muscles and tendons also support the joints and provide the strength to make them move.


Common foot and ankle conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendon injury or rupture
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Corns or calluses
  • Deformity
  • Flat feet
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammertoe, mallet toe or claw toe
  • Heel pain and heel spur
  • Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Osteochondral lesions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis

Have Pain in Foot/Ankle?

We generally try to treat ankle and foot pain and conditions with the least invasive methods. When necessary, surgical correction can be the best solution, and we are especially trained and skilled in the latest, most effective procedures.

Why Doctor Lopez?

Doctor Lopez specializes in minimally invasive sports medicine and joint replacement. Dr. Lopez performs a variety of complex procedures in the upper and lower extremities including rotator cuff surgery, knee ligament surgery, and the direct anterior total hip replacement.

Dr. Lopez has had extensive training to meet the needs of his patients. Dr Lopez completed his undergraduate degree in the major of biology at Cornell University. He then went on to graduate from the New Jersey Medical School with his degree in Medicine. Also during that time, Dr. Lopez performed basic science research at the prestigious Whitehead Institute, an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.