Samuel W Cox DPM, Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

Samuel W Cox DPM

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Foot Surgery

2970 North Litchfield Road Suite 120 Goodyear AZ, 85395
Practice Philosophy

Traditional Medicine




Dr. Samuel W. Cox is a 3rd generation podiatric physician and foot and ankle surgeon who has been in private practice since 1992 and serving the Goodyear, Arizona area since 2007 with Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. Dr. Cox has a unique background in that he graduated medical school and did as well-rounded podiatry medical and surgical residency program, then started practice in the family practice in Atlanta, GA.  He worked there for 11 years, when he decided to get more advanced training, so he moved to Arizona and completed a 3 year Podiatric Medical and Surgical advanced residency training program.  He loves the area so much he stayed in the West Valley area and has built Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC into a leading center for podiatric medical and surgical treatments of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.  Dr. Cox is a double board-certified physician with the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.  He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, American Professional Wound Care Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.

Education and Training

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine D.P.M. 1991

University of Georgia B.S. 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Podiatric Medicine

American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 29 years of experience
Samuel W Cox DPM
Samuel W Cox DPM's Expert Contributions
  • Does a dislocated ankle need surgery?

    This is hard to give a blanket answer, because there are a lot of different scenarios for this type of injury, but generally without more information I would say yes, to repair the ankle ligaments and any fractures that are associated with the ankle dislocation, generally there is some fractures or joint related injuries that need to be dealt with surgically. READ MORE

  • What’s up with my ankle?

    In all likelihood from the photo you are dealing with a bone bruise which can take 6 to 8 weeks to heal, if you feel any instability in your ankle you need to have it seen by a podiatrist. I doubt there is a break because there is just not a lot of bruising, or at least not what you would see with a fracture. You can ice the area for 48 to 72 hours and put an Ace wrap on it. The stiffness is likely due to the swelling which should subside shortly (few days to a couple of weeks) depending on the level of injury. If you have nagging pain go to a podiatrist and get it evaluated with a clinical exam and x-ray, from the picture it looks like it should heal without much issue. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What kind of anesthesia do they use for ankle surgery?

    Most ankle surgery is done in a Hospital or Surgery Center under general anesthesia with local anesthesia injected into the surgical area after the patient has undergone general anesthesia. Depending on the procedure the surgeon and/or anesthesiologist could choose to use MAC sedation/IV sedation or some people call a twilight sleep for the surgery, the patient is still asleep but their organs are all functioning normally, a MAC sedation is generally not as deep of anesthesia as general anesthesia. Longer procedures require general anesthesia, MAC sedation is for procedures less than 90 minutes. I hope that helps. READ MORE

  • How long does an ankle injury take to heal?

    Completely depends on the level or severity of the ankle sprain. In general most ankle sprains will start feeling better and functional in 6 to 8 weeks, however the tissues really take 12 weeks to heal. More severe ankle sprains or ligament ruptures will take longer and may even require surgical correction or repair. READ MORE

  • How long does pain last after broken ankle surgery?

    This completely depends on the severity of the fracture and the extent of the surgery. General guidelines would be pain would lessen after the first 3 to 5 days. Some patients do not need any pain medication after a week however some patients need pain medication for 2-3 weeks, there are a lot of factors that play into how long it will painful post ankle surgery repair. In general it takes bone 6 to 8 weeks to repair or heal, so there could be soreness anytime during that period of time all the way up to 12 weeks. READ MORE

  • What type of anesthesia is used for toenail surgery?

    We will use a half-and-half mixture of local anesthetic including lidocaine and Marcaine, if the patient's toenail is infected sometimes we will use sodium bicarbonate to help the local anesthetic effectiveness by changing the pH in the area. READ MORE

  • Do podiatrists treat ingrown toenails?

    Absolutely, that is one of the most common conditions we treat. We perform a simple procedure in the office that solves the problem permanently and we only remove a portion of the involved nail. READ MORE

  • When do pins come out after bunion surgery?

    That depends on what kind of pins are put in. Some stay in permanently. The bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal, so not before it is fully healed. READ MORE

  • Should I see a podiatrist or chiropractor?

    Podiatrist for sure, they are the experts in foot and ankle issues. READ MORE

  • Toenail surgery?

    Call your doctor's office for clarification. My patients redress their toes daily after nail surgery. You should follow your doctor's instructions and if you don't know them or can't understand, then be sure to call for clarification. READ MORE

  • How can I relieve my ankle pain?

    This is really no way for me to answer this question simply, because there is a number of different causes to ankle pain. It could be caused by arthritis of the ankle joint or another joint nearby, it could be due to prior injury and/or instability, and could even be due to foot position and poor shoe gear and lack of support, just to name a couple. My recommendation is to be seen by foot and ankle expert who can fully assess your foot and ankle condition to determine the causes of the ankle joint pain. There is no way to just say how to get rid of it without knowing what is the underlying cause. READ MORE

  • Should I go to the doctor for a dislocated ankle?

    Absolutely yes, I would recommend not putting any weight on the ankle until it is examined by a podiatrist. Until then you can use ice 20 minutes out of every hour, elevation, and an Ace wrap. I wish you all the best. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Minimal Invasive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle


  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Fungus Toenails
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Arch Pain
  • Pediatric Problems
  • Flat Foot Disorders
  • Warts
  • Neuromas
  • Ganglionic Cysts
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Fractures
  • Sprain / Strains
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Toenail Problems
  • Corn & Calluses
  • Custom Molded Orthotics
  • Diabetic / Orthopedic Shoes
  • Forefoot, Rearfoot& Ankle Trauma
  • Local Minor Wound Care
  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Traumatic Wounds / Decubitus Wounds
  • Arterial / Venous Wounds
  • Wound Vac Therapy
  • Total Contact Cast Therapy
  • External Fixator's / Frame's
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Limb Salvage

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons  
  • Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons  
  • Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association  
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association  
  • Fellow, American College of Podiatric Medicine  
  • Member, Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgeons  
  • Member, Academy of Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery  


  • James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital Podiatric Medicine   2005

Samuel W Cox DPM's Practice location

Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC

2970 North Litchfield Road Suite 120 -
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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New patients: 623-935-5780
Fax: 623-935-5783

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Patient Experience with Dr. Cox


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Samuel W Cox DPM has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 5 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Foot Surgery in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Lisa b.

    AWESOME!!!!! Dr. Cox is the best!.

  • N. o.

    Great Dr!.

  • Vicki f.

    Very pleasant, I like to bring my son here they treat you like part of the team.

  • P. d.

    good overll visit.

  • J. f.

    Great Experience.

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