At Capital Podiatry Associates, our expert podiatrists use advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to provide patients with the best possible results. Although we always try to heal your feet and ankles through non-surgical means whenever possible, sometimes a deformity, injury, or other condition requires a more aggressive approach.foot surgery Alexandria Podiatrist

Unfortunately, far too many people delay getting the treatment they need because they're afraid they might need surgery. Don't let this be you. Not only do we offer state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive surgical solutions with shorter recovery periods, but the sooner you come to see us, the more likely it is that surgery will not be needed.

Our Conservative Approach to Podiatric Care Includes Advanced Therapies

We never rush patients into surgery. Although both of our physicians are excellent surgeons who have each performed thousands of successful procedures, we still see foot and ankle surgery as a last resort. That's why we offer a wide variety of advanced conservative therapies, including the Multi-wave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, premium orthotic insoles and shoes, and others. Often, these tools allow us to treat injuries non-invasively when more traditional conservative treatments would have fallen short.

Surgical Intervention for Foot and Ankle Disorders

While we prioritize conservative care, we generally recommend surgery when:

  • Pain, deformity, or disability is constant, severe, and/or disrupts daily activities and prevents you from living the lifestyle you want
  • You've exhausted all the potentially applicable conservative treatment options, and the pain has either not gone away or returned

Once again, the earlier you seek help for a painful foot or ankle condition, the more non-surgical treatment avenues may be available, but once the condition has advanced, surgery may be necessary. Common conditions surgery can correct include the following:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Arthritis
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles tendon disorders
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neuromas
  • Fractures
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction

We're Committed to Continuing Care

At Capital Podiatry Associates, our care doesn't stop when you leave the office. We know that it's not enough to have a skilled podiatric surgeon perform a successful surgical procedure. To get the best possible outcome from your surgery, you also need post-surgical education and support.

We're committed to making sure you or your loved one is fully prepared for a successful recovery. We take the time to thoroughly explain how to protect the surgical site and follow post-op care instructions, answer any questions you may have, and send you home with all the notes and documentation you need. Additionally, you can always call our office with further questions or concerns.

Are You Considering Foot & Ankle Surgery in Alexandria, VA?

If you are considering foot and ankle surgery,you should reach out to an experienced podiatrist. Foot pain is never something you just have to put up with. If your feet are aching, out of alignment, or just aren't holding up to the wear and tear of modern living, Capital Podiatry Associates can help. Our office provides a wide variety of advanced, effective treatment options for all kinds of painful conditions. Ready to schedule an appointment? We offer telemedicine and valet medicineContact us online or call our Alexandria office at 703-560-3773.

Leland T. Gilmore, DPM
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Dr. Leland Gilmore is a compassionate and experienced foot and ankle specialist.