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.
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
Community Magazine Articles
Diabetic neuropathy can damage nerves in the legs and feet, causing pain and numbness. In addition, a patient with neuropathy may not notice or feel cuts, ulcers or sores on their feet, which can become infected and may ultimately require amputation of the limb. “That’s why aggressive treatment early on is so important,” says Dr. Anderson...
“Three months after surgery, I’m pain-free and back on the links,” says Chuck. At 78, Chuck leads a very active life, traveling extensively for business and exercising...
Outpatient Rehabilitation at Virginia Hospital Center