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Orthopedic Surgery

Foot & Ankle Surgery

People who experience chronic foot or ankle pain often assume it is an inevitable side effect of sports or aging and presume they're in it for the long haul. But many suffer needlessly. Certain problems—including sports-induced tendonitis, heel pain, achilles pain and stress fractures - can be treated non-surgically with braces, casts, shoe inserts (orthotics) and physical therapy.

Conditions Treated

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For conditions that require surgery - and despite popular belief to the contrary, most people who see a surgeon don't end up needing an operation - new advances are helping patients of all ages get back on their feet and back to normal activity sooner than previously thought possible:

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction can be a good option for athletes who suffer from chronic ankle pain and/or instability as the result of repetitive injuries; it creates stability while allowing ankle motion, even in those - such as dancers - who require a large range of motion
  • Minimally-invasive surgical options, when available and recommended, minimize the chance of complications while offering streamlined recovery timelines
  • Total ankle replacement surgery can offer pain relief and renewed mobility for individuals suffering from severe ankle arthritis

Related Links

Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Podiatry
Outpatient Rehabilitation at Virginia Hospital Center

Wellness Matters

Flip Flops = Foot Flops

Thwack-thwack, thwack-thwack. Hear that sound? It’s flip flop season. The summertime staple with the distinctive soundtrack may be synonymous with laid-back fun, but the flimsy footwear is actually putting your body at risk. The more you wear the sandals, the greater those risks grow. Flip-flops offer no ankle or arch support, heel cushioning or shock absorption – all of which cause problems in both the short and long term. Issues ra nge from sore or injured feet to more serious health concerns such as stress fractures, joint pain and spinal injuries...

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