About Podiatrist

When chronic foot or ankle pain keeps you away from physical activity, it’s time to schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the podiatrist at North Point Orthopaedics. John Rachoy, DPM, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bunions, hammertoes, fractures, and other foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Rachoy customizes care plans using nonsurgical therapies like orthotics and stem cell injections. Surgery is also available to repair diabetic foot ulcers and severe fractures. Call the office in Munster, Crown Point, or Valparaiso, Indiana, today to schedule an appointment with the podiatrist or book a consultation online. 

Podiatrist Q & A

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a physician who can diagnose and treat conditions that affect your feet and ankles.

As the staff podiatrist at North Point Orthopaedics, Dr. Rachoy addresses a range of foot and ankle conditions that result from falls, sports injuries, and degenerative conditions, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Tendonitis
  • Heel pain
  • Flatfoot
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Toenail and skin conditions

Dr. Rachoy also specializes in comprehensive diabetic foot care services to lower your risk for complications like foot ulcers and infections that can develop from uncontrolled diabetes.

When should I schedule a podiatrist consultation?

You should schedule a consultation with the North Point Orthopaedics podiatrist if you have chronic foot or ankle pain or infections that you can’t treat on your own.

Dr. Rachoy reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to identify what’s causing your pain or other symptoms. He can also order advanced diagnostic testing to get a closer look at the structures in your feet or ankles.

Based on the results of your evaluation, Dr. Rachoy customizes a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your foot and ankle mobility.

What treatments does the podiatrist offer?

North Point Orthopaedics offers several podiatry services on-site to address mild to severe foot and ankle conditions. Available treatments include:


Depending on your needs, Dr. Rachoy may recommend custom orthotics like shoe inserts that absorb the shock of your movements and keep your feet and ankles in proper alignment.

Regenerative medicine

Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are also available to treat foot and ankle conditions. These regenerative therapies stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace cells that are damaged by injury or disease.


If conservative therapies aren’t relieving your pain, you may need surgery. The orthopedic specialists offer several surgical procedures to treat foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Flatfoot surgery
  • Charcot foot surgery
  • Ankle fusion and joint replacement
  • Tendon and ligament repair surgery

Microincision bunionectomy and PROstep™ minimally invasive surgery are also available to treat painful bunions, hammertoes, and other foot conditions. 

If you have severe diabetic foot ulcers, you may need skin graft surgery to heal the open wound. The providers may also refer you for specialized diabetes care to lower your risk for permanent nerve damage and other diabetes complications.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the podiatrist for foot or ankle pain, call the North Point Orthopaedics office nearest you or book an appointment online.

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