The professional team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center (OFAC) includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons.
They provide comprehensive orthopaedic care at their state-of-the-art facility in Falls Church and Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. For exceptional orthopaedic care, call or request an appointment online today.
Orthopaedics Q & A
What is orthopaedics? Back to top
Orthopaedics describes a branch of medicine that focuses on treating conditions that involve your musculoskeletal system. This system includes many organs, including your bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The musculoskeletal system allows you to move, work, and participate in your favorite activities.
Why should I see an orthopaedic surgeon? Back to top
Your primary care physician may recommend you see an orthopaedic surgeon if you suffer from pain or restricted mobility due to a musculoskeletal condition. The highly trained orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center specialize in disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
They treat a wide range of orthopaedic problems, including:
- Achilles tendonitis and tendon tears
- Ankle arthritis
- Ankle sprains
- Morton’s neuroma
- Ankle pain
- Foot pain
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Foot ulcers (often from diabetes)
- Sports injuries
- Foot and ankle deformity
The team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center provides accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment for all your orthopaedic foot and ankle concerns.
What are common orthopaedic services? Back to top
Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery. The team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center always explores every conservative treatment possible before recommending surgery. They provide a variety of non-surgical treatments, including:
- Custom braces
- Custom orthotics made in-office
- Therapeutic injections
- On-site physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT)
If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative treatment, the team at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center may recommend surgery. They perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, including ankle arthroscopy.
What should I expect from an orthopaedic visit? Back to top
First, your provider at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center thoroughly reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They may ask about your symptoms or injury, depending on the reason for your visit. They may also take tests, like a blood test or X-ray, to diagnose your condition.
Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your ability to function normally throughout your day. Depending on your needs, this may include conservative or surgical treatments or a combination of both.
To learn more about orthopaedics and how it can help you, call Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center or request an appointment online today.