Foot and ankle care in Richmond, Virginia

When your feet or ankles are aching, the experienced orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons at Chippenham Hospital are here to relieve your pain. We use advanced tools and technology to diagnose the cause of your pain and create personalized care plans to restore function, so you can get back to your daily routine.

To learn more about our foot and ankle care services, call us at (804) 320-3627.

In addition to advanced diagnostics, our orthopedic care center also offers pain management services and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation from licensed professionals who understand orthopedic conditions.

We exhaust all nonsurgical treatment options before deeming surgery necessary to relieve pain and regain mobility.

Conditions we treat

When toe, foot or ankle problems cause pain or limit your mobility, our foot specialists, also known as podiatrists and other professionals can help. We offer highly specialized care for 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 feet or high arches
  • Fractures—of 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 fasciitis—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

Our treatment options

Chippenham Hospital’s foot and ankle specialists use the most effective approaches possible to help you live pain-free.

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation—Improve function and strength with physical and occupational therapists experienced in rehabilitating foot and ankle conditions.
  • Bracing, orthotics and other devices—Stabilize and support the ankle and foot to reduce pain.
  • Injected medicines—Reduce pain and swelling using corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medicines.

Our foot and ankle surgeries

  • Arthroscopy (ankle joint)—Involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and a light into the joint to diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons.
  • Bunionectomy—The removal of a bunion.
  • Fusion surgery—Attach two bones, such as ankle fusion or transfibular, midfoot and subtalar fusion, to improve stability.
  • Ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction—Repair sprains and strains in the ankle and foot.
  • Open reduction and fixation—Realign and hold a broken bone in place using internal fixtures, such as rods or wires.