Sentara Podiatrist Provides Relief for Foot and Ankle Pain
"The foot and ankle take a lot of pounding every day. Over time, that can result in pain or limitation," says Robert Marroquin, DPM, a podiatrist with Sentara Podiatry Specialists in Suffolk. "My goal is to find the source of the pain and treat it appropriately so that my patients can live an active, healthy lifestyle."
Powering the lower body is a complicated network of bones, joints and ligaments. When something in the network breaks down, it can lead to pain and make even small movements more difficult. There are hundreds of possible foot and ankle ailments—and podiatrists treat them all.
From the Ankle to the Toe: Podiatrists Treat All Types of Foot and Ankle Pain
Dr. Marroquin enjoys managing the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. He helps patients of all ages, from children to seniors, by correctly diagnosing and treating their specific concern.
"Because of our specialized training, podiatrists offer a one-stop shop for any foot or ankle care," says Dr. Marroquin, who treats these common conditions:
- Skin lesions, ingrown toenails and warts
- Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs
- Broken bones and sports injuries
- Sprains and strains of the lower leg and foot
- Deformity or joint damage due to gout and rheumatoid arthritis
- Congenital deformities, such as short bones or flat feet
- Acquired deformities, such as bunions, hammertoes, ankle arthritis or cartilage defects
"Most important, we’re there when you need us - we make it easy to get an appointment," says Dr. Marroquin. "You will receive not only the highest level of care but also a good experience, promptly."
Podiatry Services in Hampton Roads
Dr. Marroquin and his care team provide exceptional foot and ankle care to patients. They work collaboratively to ensure patients receive prompt attention, an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment solution. "We enjoy delivering high-level medical center care typically only seen in large metro areas, but adding a personal, local community touch," says Dr. Marroquin. "There is nothing like the feeling of knowing you’ve helped resolve pain for patients."
"We always start treatment with the most conservative means," says Dr. Marroquin, including:
- Physical therapy
- Shoe modifications
- Steroid injection therapy
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Marroquin offers minimally-invasive approaches like arthroscopy and tendoscopy. During these procedures, the doctor operates through tiny incisions using sophisticated surgical instruments with high-definition cameras attached.
"The minimally-invasive approach can be beneficial for patients. They typically have less swelling and less pain, and they get back on their feet quicker compared to recovery from traditional open surgery," says Dr. Marroquin. "Most patients go home the same day and have their stitches removed within two weeks."
When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Marroquin spends time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys fishing and hunting.
Dr. Marroquin is board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He trained at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida Health Systems - Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.
Dr. Marroquin is accepting new patients at Sentara Podiatry Specialists, conveniently located in two locations: 2790 Godwin Blvd. (near Obici Hospital) and 3920 A Bridge Road, Suite 204, in Suffolk, VA. (Harbour View area). Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 757-983-8520.