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At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our specialty-trained foot doctor, Dr. Paul B. Maloof, is an expert in assessing, diagnosing, and treating foot injuries and conditions.
The foot is a complex structure, containing 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles. Due to its unique anatomy, the foot is susceptible to a wide range of injuries and conditions and can be the source of significant, often debilitating, pain.
At some point in their lifetimes, most Americans will experience foot pain, which can be the result of a wide range of injuries and conditions, from improper footwear and misalignment of the spine to traumatic injuries or chronic inflammation. Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture, disease, such as osteoarthritis, deformities, such as a bunion, or stress injuries.
Common causes of foot pain include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic injuries, such as fractures and strains
- Overuse injuries, such as stress fractures
- Chronic conditions and diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, and plantar fasciitis
- Deformities, such as bunions and flatfoot
Ignoring a foot injury or condition can be counterproductive, cause further damage, and is ill-advised, as foot pain can emanate from the bones, tendons, nerves, and ligaments of the foot, making self-diagnosis extremely difficult. It may be time to consult a foot specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of foot pain:
- Numbness in the foot
- Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
- Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
- Change in sensation or color of the skin or toenails
- Swelling or tenderness in the foot
- Loss of function
Because the foot endures constant weight bearing, stress, and frequency of use, foot pain generally does not subside without proper treatment. A consultation our foot doctor, Dr. Paul B. Maloof, is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury.
Dr. Paul B. Maloof, at Tidewater Orthopaedics, understands that foot pain can dramatically reduce your mobility, disrupt your lifestyle, and decrease your quality of life. He is committed to working with you to develop a customized treatment plan to accommodate your specific needs and get you back on your feet quickly and safely.
Our foot doctor knows that a prompt, accurate, and proper diagnosis is critical in determining the most effective treatment approach for your individual condition.
To consult with our foot doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.
Why choose Tidewater Orthopaedics?
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of the foot, our esteemed foot surgeon at Tidewater Orthopaedics, Dr. Paul B. Maloof, is the unparalleled expert in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating foot injuries and conditions.
Dr. Maloof has the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your foot injury or condition so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.