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3 Common Pediatric Foot Conditions

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.

Nov 18th, 2019
Bunions – Conservative vs. Surgical Treatment

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.

Oct 23rd, 2019
3 Tips for Preparing for Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

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.

Oct 7th, 2019
Treatment Options for Foot & Ankle Arthritis

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.

Aug 5th, 2019
What to Expect Before & After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

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.

Jul 10th, 2019
6 Podiatrist-Approved Products to Help Remove Corns

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.

Sep 14th, 2018
Washingtonian Top Docs 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Neufeld for once again be named one of the region's top doctors in the Washingtonian Magazine!

Oct 27th, 2017
How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

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

Oct 10th, 2017
Baseline Concussion Testing

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".

Jan 19th, 2017
Dr. Neufeld Grand Rounds Lecture

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.

Nov 18th, 2016
Washingtonian Top Docs

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!

Oct 24th, 2016
Stress Fractures

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.

Oct 21st, 2016
Ep #75 - What is the 5th Metatarsal?

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.

Oct 4th, 2016
Total Ankle Replacement Success Story!!

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.

Sep 28th, 2016
Shockwave Therapy

Exciting therapy now offered for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis!

Apr 20th, 2016
Spotlight of the Month: Jason Weber, MD

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.

Jul 28th, 2015
Can I Improve My Balance?

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...

Jul 21st, 2015
OFAC & Inova Fairfax Hospital Team Up

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.

Aug 7th, 2013
Dr. Neufeld’s Vilex FUZE

Dr. Neufeld’s recently introduced Vilex FUZE is an FDA approved, patented product that has been used in 10 surgeries to date.

Aug 7th, 2013
Common Signs and What to Expect From an Ankle Injury

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.

Oct 16th, 2012
Smelly Feet—More Than Just Embarrassing

Foot odor can be an embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable problem for many people.   However, understanding the problem and taking some simple measures can help.

Jul 7th, 2012
Shoeless Running—Risks vs. Benefits

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.

Jun 5th, 2012
Giving Thanks 5K

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...

Nov 11th, 2011
Flatfeet: Painful and Correctable

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.

Jan 3rd, 2011
Diabetic Foot Care

Do you have diabetes? If so, we’d like to share some important information about keeping your feet healthy.

Dec 17th, 2010
Aching Feet? Get In Step

Many people suffer needlessly with chronic foot and ankle pain, and often chalk it up to an inevitable side effect of sports or aging.

Dec 10th, 2010
Are Your Feet Happy With You?

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.

Nov 29th, 2010
Office Re-Location Nov. 2, 2010

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...

Nov 2nd, 2010
The 6th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival

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.

Oct 26th, 2010
Experimental Therapy for Sore Heels Has Skeptics

(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.

Oct 18th, 2010
Synthetic Dust May Replace Bone Grafts

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.

Apr 3rd, 2010