Dr. Steven Neufeld gives his recommendations on the best running shoes for flat feet.
Dr. Steven Neufeld gives his recommendations on the best running shoes for flat feet.
For some, shoe shopping is a delightful pursuit, for others – those with a bunion, or seriously crooked toe – wearing fashionable shoes becomes a nightmare as toes rub against enclosed shoes.
“Dr. Neufeld is simply the best,” Joan says. “Now I’m back on the tennis court again, pain-free!”
Do you have a bunion deformity or other problems that have developed from the bunion?
Children’s foot and ankle conditions can be minor issues that resolve by themselves, or serious issues that may require surgical treatment. The good news is that many ankle and foot conditions in children are easy to spot.
We are ecstatic to announce that Dr. Steven Neufeld has been awarded the 2019 top doctor award by both Washingtonian magazine and Northern Virginia magazine!
When it comes to bunions, there are many potential treatment options that can help alleviate symptoms. But with so many choices, it can be difficult for patients to make a decision.
Getting ready for surgery can be nerve-wracking for many patients, but a little preparation can help you feel more at-ease. In this article, we are going to offer up some tips for preparing yourself for minimally invasive bunion surgery.
Last week, Dr. Steven Neufeld was invited to teach a course on minimally invasive bunion surgery to other orthopedic physicians at the annual AOFAS (American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society) meeting in Chicago.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new foot and ankle orthopedic clinic on September 16 in Arlington, VA. Learn more about our new clinic below!
Bunions can be caused by a variety of different factors. Determining the underlying cause of your bunion can help you to prevent them in the future.
Post-op rehab is a part of any surgical procedure – including minimally invasive bunion surgery. In this article, we are going to outline some rehabilitation exercises that can help restore movement in the big toe following bunion surgery.
While there are over 100 types of arthritis, the one that most commonly affects the foot and ankle is osteoarthritis (“osteo” means bone). Osteoarthritis develops as a result of aging and is known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis.
Minimally invasive bunion surgery offers patients less pain and faster recovery than other bunion procedures. But many patients still have questions about the procedure. In this article, we are going to explain what you can expect before and after surgery.
We’ve all been influenced by health advice passed on through the ages, but is it the right thing to do?
Do you have a painful bunion that prevents you from wearing the shoes you want to wear? You may be a good candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgery.
If you have watched a professional ballet performance, you likely noticed the dancers’ grace and fluidity of motion, and the ease with which they execute complicated lifts, jumps and spins.
Exercising, eating well and following a medication regimen are strategies for managing diabetes.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld, who has been appointed Medical Director of the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Total Ankle Replacement Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital!
If you think corns are something only your grandmother has to worry about, think again. The hard, thick patches of dry skin that build up in areas of pressure and friction on the foot frequently come from ill-fitting shoes.
Dr. Neufeld was determined to create a solution. Dr. Neufeld describes how the Ludloff Plate works, “I developed a plate that is surgically implanted into the foot and holds the bone in its correct position.
Every year, as soon as the temperatures start rising and the sun comes out, so do the sandals. They're cute and let you skip the step of putting socks on in the morning (bonus: less laundry) and are usually pretty versatile.
Immediate Weight Bearing After Hallux Valgus Correction Using Locking Plate Fixation of the Ludloff Osteotomy: A Retrospective Review.
Congratulations to Drs. Daniel Cuttica and Steven Neufeld for being named one of the top doctors in the Northern Virginia Magazine!
Ankle replacements, a new kid on the block compared with knee and hip replacements, used to be deemed a risky bet for patients under 65.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld for once again be named one of the region's top doctors in the Washingtonian Magazine!
From the Potomac River Run to the Marine Corps Marathon, the fall weather inspires runners of all levels to enjoy the outdoors and push themselves with a race. Yet some research studies estimate that every year, up to 90 percent of runners will find themse
INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS
It took three straight losses — including, most painfully, to Army — for Navy’s football coaches to start talking about their players’ shoes.
Flip flops are a staple when it comes to the dog days of summer -- but is the fashion worth jeopardizing our health for?
Few things are most frustrating than arriving at your summer intensive full of excitement—only to get injured, stuck sitting out on the sidelines and missing out on the experience you signed up for.
Watch for heel pain after coming out from hibernation.
Myth: If you can walk on it, it's not broken
Six tips for healthy holiday feet.
A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) defined by the CDC as a "bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth".
Dr. Steven Neufeld was honored to be the invited speaker at The University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds lecture on 11/17/2016.
In September 2015, Rebecca Cole noticed tingling in her toes. Within a few weeks, the tingling changed to numbness, which spread to the soles of her feet.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld for being named one of the region's top docs in the latest edition of the Washingtonian magazine. What a tremendous award to receive for the dedication and expertise that you continually provide to our patients!
Stress fractures are a type of overuse injury. These tiny cracks in your bones develop when your muscles become overtired (fatigued) and can no longer absorb the shock of repeated impacts.
Make the switch from sandals to shoes safely
Karen Navarro of La Plata had her right ankle replaced a year ago after more than 20 years of pain and is back on her feet.
Total ankle replacements have come to the forefront of medical procedures thanks to the Little City’s resident innovator Dr. Steven Neufeld and his practice, the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center.
Dr. Daniel Cuttica was featured on the 76ers Beat Podcast to discuss rookie star, Ben Simmons, and his injury during a scrimmage on September 30th, 2016.
Karen is a daughter, sister and fiancé from Maryland, who played competitive softball for 38 years. Unfortunately, while playing the sport she loved, Karen and sprained her right ankle during a game when she was 25, and her ankle was never the same.
Get your feet in shape for sandal season!
Don't let an old ankle injury spring up
Inova Sports Medicine Lecture Series
Check out the Merete in Motion newsletter featuring Dr. Steven Neufeld where he discusses his patented MetaFix Ludloff Plate for Hallux Valgus cases.
Exciting therapy now offered for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis!
How to avoid blisters, pain, and foot damage when sporting your favorite summer shoe.
This month we are spotlighting Jason Weber, MD, our 2014-2015 OFAC Fellow. Ortrhopaedic residency is five years long, and most residents do a fellowship after graduating to further specialize in a certain field.
Absolutely, but to improve your balance, you must first understand what systems govern balance or proprioception. Your vision, the receptors of you inner ear, and the receptors in all your joints, and your proprioceptors all play a part in balance as...
Meet one of our newest OFAC staff members!
Exceptional care, outstanding outcome–hearty thanks to Dr. Buchanan for the surgery, Matt Bernier for the physical therapy, and the whole OFAC crew!
Total Ankle Replacement Patient: “It has brought me back to the world of athletics that I love so much" Meet “Mimi” – one of our most high-energy and optimistic patients! Be sure to check out the video below!
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld, who has been appointed by Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine as Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery!
Osteochondral lesions of the talus: size, age, and predictors of outcomes.
The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center recently teamed up with Inova Fairfax Hospital to provide one of the first comprehensive total ankle replacement programs in the country.
Dr. Neufeld’s recently introduced Vilex FUZE is an FDA approved, patented product that has been used in 10 surgeries to date.
Dr. Neufeld Case Report Published: Irreducible Longitudinal Distraction-Dislocation of the Hallux Interphalangeal Joint
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld, who has been appointed to chair the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society’s Health Policy Committee!
Thinking about signing up for your first marathon, triathlon or other endurance sporting event?
Congratulations to OFAC’s own Drs. Matthew Buchanan and Daniel Cuttica for successfully implanting the first total ankle replacement in the DC Metro area using the Prophecy custom preoperative navigation guides!
Varying degrees of ankle injuries can occur while competing in sporting events. These injuries are typically caused by poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm up and stretching.
Dr. Daniel Cuttica was recently published in the journal Foot & Ankle International for his contribution to a study titled, “Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Tibial Plafond.”
Editor's Pick, Most Innovative: Hoka OneOne Stinson Tarmac. Pick them up at Remarkable Feet, a retail store located at OFAC's Falls Church location!
Foot odor can be an embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable problem for many people. However, understanding the problem and taking some simple measures can help.
The quick answer is, unless you are a specialist, you can’t. They both can have similar symptoms, but a board-certified orthopaedic foot and ankle doctor can best determine which it is.
Ever since man came out of the trees to walk and run on the ground, we have perfected this form of mobility. Award-winning runners from underdeveloped regions, still run barefoot, as they had all their lives.
The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center has decided to sponsoring the Giving Thanks 5K Marathon in Vienna Virginia to benefit the Wounded Warrior project and theIntrepid Fallen...
There’s an easy way to tell if you have flat feet. Simply wet your feet and stand on a dry surface that will leave an imprint of your foot.
Do you have diabetes? If so, we’d like to share some important information about keeping your feet healthy.
Many people suffer needlessly with chronic foot and ankle pain, and often chalk it up to an inevitable side effect of sports or aging.
Your feet play a large part in your general health, especially after a certain age. Proper care and maintenance of your feet can help prevent serious issues.
Board-certified orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, Drs. Steven K Neufeld andMatthew Buchanan and podiatrist, Dr. Evetta Borden annouce with great joy and excitement our office relocation to a new state-of-the-art...
The staff of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center had a great time at the 6th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival on October 16, 2010. With our big move set for November 2nd, it was a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our new community.
(NPR.org) – Dressed in street clothes, Tara Cassidy Driscoll lies face-down on an examining table at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Orthopedic surgeon George Theodore is about to blast her foot with powerful shock waves generated by sound.
Strong when solid, the human ankle is the source of immense grief when impaired. Compared to the hip or knee, the ankle is the smallest joint supporting the entire human frame.