When health is absent wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be executed, wealth is useless and reason is powerless. Herophiles–300 B.C.

Some conditions we treat

Ingrown toe nail
Ingrown Nails

Ingrown Nails – This is a relatively simple office procedure. On occasion, antibiotics may be required prior to the procedure or after. Make sure you go to someone who specializes in treating them on a daily basis.

heel spur
Heel Spur Syndrome / Plantar Fasciitis – Does it look like you are 100 years old stepping out of bed in the morning or after standing up after lunch? Are you miserable after being active all day? We treat these conditions on a regular basis and can usually resolve them 90% of the time without surgery.
Morton's Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma – A swollen nerve deep in the ball of the foot can make you miserable. Just like any other foot pathology, we will attempt conservative treatment prior to a surgical option.

About Us

We specialize in the medical and surgical management of the foot. Dr. Nuss is a board certified Podiatrist who performs traditional, minimal incision and endoscopic surgical procedures. Dr. Nuss is on staff at the Hendersonville Medical Center and the Northridge Surgery Center. The Surgery Center is a State of the Art facility and home to the areas most renown Orthopedic community.



Dr. Nuss graduated from Michigan State University followed by the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine where he received the Presidents award upon graduation. He opened the Hendersonville Foot Clinic in 1987. Dr. Nuss was trained in the medical and surgical management of the foot and performs a wide variety of procedures helping patients achieve a pain free and functional solution to many common foot disorders. Dr. Nuss is board certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery. He is past president of the Middle Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association. He has served as a consultant for the State of Tennessee Medical Board. Dr. Nuss is a Docent Emeritus from Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts, occasional medical commentator on various radio and television productions and remains a competitive athlete and outdoorsman with a passion for health and fitness.

#1 in Sumner County
Inserts warning

Shoe Inserts

It’s always sad when someone comes to us with a bag of shoe inserts that a ‘Foot Store’ machine told them they needed. People think they are going to save time and money by treating themselves, but in the end, it usually doesn’t work out. I would highly recommend a consult with a Foot Specialist prior to sticking anything in your shoes.

Urban Legends

I’m sure your parents, grandparents, well meaning friend or even family doctor meant well when they told you some of the following stories but unfortunately they are not true. Cutting your nail straight across or notching a V in the end does absolutely nothing in contributing to how a nail grows or fixing an ingrown nail. Wearing bad shoes as a kid, high heels, running barefoot or playing a lot of sports like “high school football” did not contribute to most of the bony foot deformities you have now and later in life. These are simply due to genetics, biomechanics, time and mileage.

Dr. Nuss in surgery

Patient Forms

For your convenience, we have made patient forms available for download. If you are new to our practice, we encourage you to download and print out the patient forms. Filling these out in advance of your first visit will minimize the time you spend in the waiting room filling them out when you get here. If you have any questions about the forms, please call 615-822-5998 for assistance.