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Paul R. Langer, DPM

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Podiatric Medicine, Board Certified Fellow of American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

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Areas of Focus

Foot & Ankle Care
Sports Medicine

Practice Overview

Paul R. Langer, DPM, is a board certified podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine, foot disorders, biomechanics, surgery, and diabetic foot care for healthy aging. He utilizes the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies which include musculoskeletal ultrasound, computerized gait analysis and foot pressure analysis for in-depth biomechanical assessments, as well as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, 3D printed foot orthotics and minimally invasive surgical techniques for treatment of injuries. He has lectured at and served on the medical staff of international athletic events including the Boston Marathon and China’s Gobi March. He is a clinical advisor for the American Running Association, and an associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the author of Great Feet for Life: Footcare and Footwear for Healthy Aging and has contributed to three other medical texts and published several articles.

While his initial interest in medicine was sparked by his passion for running and endurance sports, he became inspired by the active lives that many of his patients over age 40 were living. Because he received so many questions about footcare and footwear, he set out to find a good resource to guide his patients on self care, only to find that there wasn’t a resource specifically written for caring for the feet as we age. With that, Dr. Langer spent two years researching and writing Great Feet For Life.

“Our feet provide the foundation for a healthy and active life. Most foot conditions can be treated very effectively.”

Clinical Interest

Ankle Care, including Podiatry

Foot Care, including Planter Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Sports Medicine, including Acute Injuries such as Fractures and Sprains, as well as Chronic or Overuse Injuries

Education

Certifications
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Residency 
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Medical Degree
Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

Centennial Lakes Surgery Center
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Fairview Southdale Hospital
Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, Past President
Foot & Ankle Quarterly, Board Member

Achievements and Awards

Top Doctor: Voted a top doctor by his peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine (2006 – 2010)

Sports Affiliations

Team Podiatrist – Team USA Minnesota
Professional consultant for professional and college athletes

Special Interest

Dr. Langer visits China for lectures 
Paul Langer, DPM, recently visited China, where he delivered a series of lectures in the cities of Qingdao and Beijing. He lectured to students, therapists, physicians and surgeons on the topics of plantar fasciitis, the aging foot and hallux rigidus at Qingdao University Hospital and Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. Dr. Langer concluded his visit by lecturing on the topic of orthotics in sports medicine at the National Conference on Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Staff

Adam E., ATC
Care Coordinator

Patient Testimonials

June 19, 2018

Daniel D.

Dear Dr. Langer,

Gooday! Just a quick note of thanks for the great care and good advice you gave me on my recent appointment. I’ll tell all my friends who need a good doctor about the great care I received from you.

Kindest regards,

Daniel D.

March 23, 2018

David S.

I am a 53 year old lifelong athlete. At this stage, I enjoy running, biking, skiing, and cross fit. I was referred to Dr. Langer after several years of periodic severe bilateral Achilles Tendonitis. Any time I would exercise it was incredibly painful and both sides of my foot were swollen and painful to the touch. I gave up running. I underwent 3 shock wave therapies, PT and followed the rest and daily workout regime. After 6 months, I am pain free for the first time in years. I have resumed light running without any pain. Shock wave therapy works.

November 23, 2016

David S.

I have battled turf toe, arthritis in a specific joint and dealt with chronic pain for 18 months. After hearing I might need surgery I visited Dr. Langer and learned my issues are reasonably straightforward to manage and am not in a position where surgery is even a consideration – yay! I like his openness to listen and work with you. His support staff seems cut from the same cloth. He helped me prepare for a trip the following day and gave me confidence on how to limit and manage any pain from walking. I am a now a believer that a podiatrist is the only specialist to visit for foot ails and think I got lucking finding Dr. Langer.

October 19, 2016

Christopher G.

After battling severe plantars fasciitis for close to two years and exercising all remedies, I finally decided to go ahead with the Tenex procedure as recommended by Dr. Langer. Although the first 7 weeks after the surgery I wasn’t allowed to run, after that I slowly began to ramp up my mileage again. Within 3 months of the surgery I was running 60-70 miles a week and 4 months after I was back to 80-100 miles a week. Now, 9 months after, I am able to do all daily life activities plus maintain a high level of mileage. I highly recommend this surgery to anyone battling severe plantars, regardless if you are an athlete or not.

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