Foot Surgeon Treating Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, VA & elsewhere on the Peninsula
The foot surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics, Dr. Paul Maloof, has the specialized training, advanced skills, and extensive experience necessary to effectively treat various conditions and disorders of the foot. A highly unique and intricate structure, the human foot was once described by the great artist Leonardo da Vinci as a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering. Many patients throughout Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and the surrounding Virginia areas have entrusted their foot care to Dr. Maloof, a foot surgeon who is committed to treating the individual, rather than simply the X-ray.
In order to perform its many vital functions, including standing, walking, running, absorbing shock, and supporting the weight of the body, the foot and ankle mechanism relies on numerous components that must work well both individually and collectively. This complex biomechanical system consists of 28 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Due to the ongoing wear and tear that results from normal daily activity, virtually everyone is susceptible to developing foot problems. In response to the needs of the growing Hampton Roads community, Tidewater Orthopaedics added a foot surgeon to provide foot and ankle care to complement our other orthopaedic services.
As a foot surgeon, Dr. Maloof treats every injury and condition that affects the foot and ankle, including:
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Haglund’s deformity
- Ankle sprains
- And more
Whether a foot or ankle issue is caused by injury or anatomic anomaly, the treatment our foot surgeon recommends will vary depending on several key factors, including an individual’s health status, weight, lifestyle, and activity level. At the same time, Dr. Maloof’s patient care approach is consistent in that he will always advise a patient to exhaust all suitable conservative treatment measures before considering surgery. For instance, many patients with common foot problems experience good results with physical therapy, bracing, anti-inflammatory medications, and immobilization. To develop an optimal treatment plan for each patient, Dr. Maloof works closely with our outstanding in-house team of physical therapists.
If you would like to consult with an experienced foot surgeon, contact Tidewater Orthopaedics – “The Specialist Group” – at 757-827-2480. We see patients at both of our offices, which are conveniently located in Hampton and Williamsburg, VA.