Orthopedic foot and ankle care in Richmond

Chronic foot and ankle pain can make life's most simple activities, like walking, difficult. At The Orthopedic Hospital at Parham Doctors' Hospital, our orthopedic specialists and podiatrists have a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries of the feet and ankles. Our goal is to resolve your pain and restore your joints and bones to their proper function.

Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (804) 320-3627 to learn more about foot and ankle care at Parham Doctors' Hospital.

The Orthopedic Hospital continually receives high praise and satisfaction ratings from our patients. We are known in central Virginia for our:

  • Recognized excellence and quality
  • Fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic specialists
  • Specialized preoperative and postoperative surgical programs
  • Compassionate care throughout each patient's orthopedic journey
  • High-quality care in a full-service hospital setting

Orthopedic foot and ankle conditions we treat

When toe, foot or ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our foot specialists are here to help. We offer highly specialized care for a a variety of disorders of the foot and ankle, including:

  • Achilles tendon disorders—Including tendinitis and rupture
  • Ankle sprains—Tears in the ligaments
  • Arthritis—Including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bunions—Bump on the side of the foot at the big toe
  • Deformations—Including flat fees or high arches
  • Fractures—Affecting the heel, ankle and talus
  • Ganglion cysts—Fluid-filled bump on the joints or tendons in the ankle or foot
  • Hammer toes—Bent second, third or fourth toes
  • Heel spurs—Calcium deposits on the underside of the heel bone
  • Ligament injuries—Including sprains and complete tears
  • Morton's neuroma⁠—Pinched or thickened nerve at the ball of the foot
  • Nail bed injuries—Caused by blunt force trauma
  • Plantar fascitis⁠—Heel pain caused by inflammation
  • Stress fractures in the foot and ankle—Tiny bone cracks caused by repeated impacts
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome—Causing compressed tibial nerve
  • Tendinitis—Inflammation caused by repetitive strain, as in tibial tendinitis

Advanced treatment options

Parham Doctors' Hospital's foot and ankle specialists are experts in a range of treatment techniques. We have access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technology for foot and ankle conditions.

We implement nonsurgical treatment techniques, like physical therapy and lifestyle changes, when possible. If surgery is necessary, we choose the least invasive options to minimize post-surgical pain and recovery time.

Nonsurgical treatments

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitationImproves function and strength with physical and occupational therapists experienced in rehabilitating foot and ankle conditions
  • Bracing, orthotics and other devices—Stabilizes and supports the foot and ankle to reduce pain
  • Injected medicines—Reduces pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines

Surgical treatments

  • Arthroscopy (ankle joint)⁠—Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to view, diagnose and repair a variety of conditions
  • Bunionectomy⁠—Removes a bunion
  • Fusion surgery—Attaches two bones, such as ankle fusion or transfibular, midfoot and subtalar fusion, to improve stability
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction—Repairs sprains and strains in the ankle and foot
  • Open reduction and fixation—Realigns and holds a broken bone in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires