Foot Surgery for Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, VA & elsewhere on the Peninsula
Foot surgery can be a daunting prospect for a patient in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, or elsewhere in Virginia. The process of choosing a surgeon can further complicate the matter. It’s important to note that there are different types of surgeons who perform foot surgery. A general orthopaedic surgeon is trained to treat all of the bones, joints, and soft tissues located throughout the entire body, including the feet. In contrast, a foot specialist focuses exclusively on the feet and ankles.
Why work with a specialist? The foot and ankle structure is highly complex and intricate. Through the precise interaction of numerous bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, the feet are integral to locomotion – an essential function. An average person’s feet log approximately 1,000 miles each year, absorbing 1.5 times the weight of the body with every single step. As a result, the feet are subject to significant wear and tear over time, making them susceptible to injury. Recognizing that foot surgery is a highly specialized field with unique conditions, techniques, and treatments, Tidewater Orthopaedics added a foot specialist to round out its orthopaedic practice serving the Hampton Roads community.
Whether the required procedure is corrective surgery, fracture repair, or anything in between, a patient can confidently turn to Dr. Paul Maloof, the highly respected foot surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics. Dr. Maloof has the specialized training, advanced skills, and extensive experience necessary to perform advanced foot surgery to treat a range of conditions, including:
- Joint damage from arthritis
- Hammer, mallet, and claw toes
- Plantar fasciitis
- Haglund’s deformity
- Achilles tendonitis
- Bone spurs
- Lumps, bumps, cysts, and ganglions
- Plantar corns
- And more
Consulting with an experienced foot specialist like Dr. Maloof is also advisable for common and relatively minor conditions that do not require foot surgery. For instance, Dr. Maloof regularly works with our outstanding team of in-house physical therapists to devise optimal treatment plans to meet the specific needs of our patients, whether or not they undergo surgery. Proper diagnosis and appropriate therapy can not only reduce pain and discomfort, but also can help prevent complications that may occur when a foot condition is not addressed.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maloof to discuss foot surgery and other possible treatments, 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.