About Our Foot and Ankle Services | Richmond Podiatrists
The Foot & Ankle Center is Richmond's All-in-One Foot Care Center — providing comprehensive care to treat orthopedic foot and ankle problems as well as nail problems. In some cases, we are the only clinic in Richmond to provide these advantages to our patients. Here are some of the services we offer. If you don't see what you're looking for, give us a call at 804-320-FOOT or contact us online.
Laser Treatment of Toenail Fungus
We have the region's first FDA-approved laser for treating toenail fungus right here in our office. There is no significant pain, no down-time, and the treatment typically takes only about 20 minutes to perform. Immediately after treatment you can put on your shoes and get back to your regular activities.
Our podiatrists have decades of experience treating bunions. The goal for bunion treatment is to relieve the pressure and pain caused by irritations, and to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Treatment options for bunions may include protective padding, carefully fitted footware, removal of corns and callouses, orthotics, exercises, splints or surgical treatment.
Heel Pain Treatment
Do your heels frequently hurt? You are not alone. Heel pain is prevalent among those who spend long periods standing and moving on hard surfaces or wearing non-supportive shoes. The Foot & Ankle Center offers a convenient, on-site program specifically for heel pain.
Diabetic Foot Care
The Foot & Ankle Center is a vital member of your diabetes care team. Our podiatrists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and management of foot disorders caused by diabetes.
Diabetes and Wound Care Service
Complications from diabetes are among the leading causes of foot and ankle wounds. In association with CJW Medical Center and other physician specialists, we provide on-site wound care service.
Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam
A comprehensive diabetic foot exam is much more detailed than a typical exam, and is designed to decrease diabetes-related amputations by preventing, or aggressively treating, foot problems. Our staff pedorthist, or footwear specialist, brings additional expertise to diabetic patients with foot deformities, and provides custom shoe and shoe insert solutions to protect a patient's feet from injury.
The Foot & Ankle Center is the only podiatry practice in the area to offer on-site, full-time physical therapy services. Our physical therapist is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced in therapy as it relates to the foot, ankle and gait. There are significant advantages to providing physical therapy right here in our clinic. It enables the doctor and physical therapist to work together closely in the care of the patient to provide the most effective care. And, it's convenient for our patients, because they can take care of all their foot care needs under one roof.
MLS Laser Therapy - The Wave of the Future in Pain Management
We are the first podiatry practice in the Richmond area to offer this new laser treatment to manage pain, reduce inflammation and speed recovery. MLS Laser Therapy is a non-surgical treatment with rapid results, effective in treating arthritis and bursitis pain, sports injuries, sprains and strains, post-surgical swelling, heel pain and more. The treatment is painless and lasts an average of eight minutes. Most people experience positive results in one to three treatments, with the average course of treatment being six to 10 sessions. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one series of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. Contact us to learn more about this effective, new treatment for pain.
Just as your digital camera allows you to see your vacation photos immediately, our digital X-ray equipment allows us to give you an immediate, precise diagnosis. And because the X-ray is digital, we can communicate electronically with the hospital when we need a radiology consultation.
On-site Diagnostic Ultrasound
We're on the cutting edge of using ultrasound, best known for its use in prenatal care, for precisely diagnosing foot and ankle problems. This technology allows us to look inside your foot and actually see how the foot moves, without X-rays.
On-site Surgical Suite
When surgery is the best treatment option, we can perform some procedures right in our clinic. The Foot & Ankle Center has Virginia's only Joint Commission-accredited office-based surgical center for podiatry.
Certified Pedorthist (Shoe Specialist),
Specialty Shoes & Foot Care Products
You know how frustrating it is when your doctor prescribes a special product and you're on your own to find it. Not any more. We have a wide array of foot care products right here in our clinic. You'll find a wide variety of specialty cushions, Powerstep® insoles, diabetic socks and shoes, and fungal ointments that are only available through physician offices. We also have the appropriate professionals to guide you in your purchase — including a certified pedorthist. A pedorthist, or shoe specialist, specializes in evaluating and measuring your feet to prescribe shoes and insoles that are comfortable and fit properly.