Foot Pain? Heel Pain? Ankle Pain?

Don’t let pain stop you from enjoying your life.

We are Conservative

Our goal is to never overtreat and avoid surgery whenever possible

We are Convenient

We respect your time with same day appointments and welcome walk-ins

We are Expert

We provide highly personalized, patient-focused care and treatment

We are Compassionate

To us you are the most important member of your health team

Curious about what podiatrists do?

Watch to learn more about common foot and ankle problems from our video library.

Our Mission is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Foot & Ankle Care

Dr. Chukwurah (aka Dr. Chess) of The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Albuquerque is a Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon and very caring Podiatrist practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Chess is committed to treating every patient as a V.I.P and believes that everyone he has the privilege of treating truly matters.


Experienced, Caring, and Attentive Doctor

Dr. Chess is compassionate and very skilled in treating most foot and ankle conditions.


Comfortable Office Space

From our very friendly and compassionate office staff to our State-of-the-art Foot and Ankle care, we are committed to making your office experience a positive and lasting one.


Walk-ins Accepted

We know that Emergency Room or Urgent Care visits can often be very frustrating. We offer walk-in appointments. Dr. Chess  invites you and your loved ones to see us today for any foot and ankle emergencies.


Same Day Appointments

We offer same-day appointments. We also accommodate Saturday morning visits by appointment only.

Accepted Insurances


Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico



New Mexico Health Connections


NM Medicaid

Southwest HealthNet

United Healthcare


GPA- Group and Pension Administrators

Presbyterian Health Plan

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico

NAS/Summit Administrators


True Health New Mexico

Western Sky Community Care

Our Services

Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of Heel and Foot Pain and often results in pain during weight-bearing. It is important to seek care at the onset of pain in order to identify and address the primary cause rather than waiting for it to become worse.

Bunion Treatment

A Bunion is a bump on the inside aspect of the big toe joint. It is usually caused by a misalignment of the bones in this part of the foot.

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when one or both corners of the toenail dig(s) painfully into the fleshy part of the toe or nail groove, often leading to pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes infection when bacteria starts to grow within the injured skin caused by the ingrowing corner. There are several causes of ingrown nail including: improper nail trimming, heredity, poor-fitting shoegear, trauma, and fungal infection of the nail. Bottom-line, ingrown toenails can be debilitating. If this is you, let us help you put an end to this suffering. Give us a call today! 


Are you tired of your toes hurting? Hammertoes are one of the most common causes of toe pain. A hammertoe is a bending or contracture of the toe joint which causes the toe to appear like an upside-down ‘V’. Often times, activity and shoe gear can irritate the affected toe resulting in redness, swelling, and pain. They are more common in females and can be quite painful and debilitating, making it hard for those affected by it to wear certain shoe gear or participate in certain activities. Sometimes if left untreated, ulcers or wounds can develop- resulting in infection. If this is you, do not hesitate to give us a call today and begin your journey to recovery. 

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts are one of several skin conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin. Those that appear on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts. It is more common in children, especially teenagers. Warts thrive in warm, moist environments. If left untreated, they can grow in size and spread into several warts. They can be spread by touching, scratching. Most warts are harmless, despite being painful. It is wise to see profession care if one suspects having a plantar wart. If this is you, do not hesitate to contact our office today.

Your Foot & Ankle Health Starts Here

Flexible appointments and walk-ins.

(505) 717-1591

717 Encino Pl NE #3 Albuquerque, NM 87102

From our satisfied patients…

We have a 5 star rating on Google! Here are what our patients are saying:

“Excellent clinic! Friendly and professional staff. Easy to find office and never too much time spent in the waiting room. Overall, a pleasant experience. I needed surgery and I’m very pleased with the results. Dr. Chess is Amazing!”

  Ceon Hooper

“Excellent doctor and staff.  Took Excellent care and treatment of my foot problems and listened to my questions.  Highly recommend to all patients.  Very pleasant personality, very knowledgeable, and very professional.” 

Phil Miranda

“Definitely would recommend this place to anyone especially for first-time individuals getting an ingrown toe nail fixed taken out like I did.”

Abigail Zazueta

“Always wore high heels now I have severe foot problems that consist of chronic pain and bunions. Going to this doctor I have been pain-free and can actually work and occasionally wear high heels. He’s amazing with his patients and their problems become his along with the solutions.”

Christine Gutierrez

“Dr. Chess is wonderful. He fixed my foot problems. Very personable, professional. Best in town!”

Rachel Moskowitz

“Dr. Chess as he is known to his patients is a skilled and compassionate podiatrist.  He takes great interest in all his patients and is a GREAT listener. He is up to date in techniques and expertise. Both my husband I are patients and would not been seen by anyone other than Dr. Chess.”

Lydia Flynn

“The best orthopedic ever.  Amazing person, even better Dr.”

Marlene Hernandez

“My whole family loves Dr. Chess! He’s very caring and patient and so friendly. His staff is great, too.”

Grace Lerner

“Really good, definitely one of the best specialist doctors for your foot, highly recommend this place they were very nice and very helpful and knowledgeable.”

Payam Sharifi

“Had a great experience at my appointment with Dr. Chess.  Extremely compassionate and caring.  I felt listened to and he did a great job with my care.  Highly recommend him.”

Leslie Cates

“Everyone was nice! Doctor Chukwurah was nice, funny and helped my foot/ feet! It went by smoothly and pretty quick! My foots a LOT better and I’m grateful!😁”

Matt L

“Nice friendly place. Have seen the doctor before and will always go to him. I will recommend him to anyone.”

Felix Vargas

“Dr. Chess is a great listener.  He takes the time to listen to all my concerns.  I highly recommend him.”

Amy Ruffell

Better Foot and Ankle Care is Our Mission

Same Day Appointments are Available.

(505) 717-1591

717 Encino Pl NE #3 Albuquerque, NM 87102