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  • Basic Foot Care Guidelines
    Foot care is something that is important to your overall well-being and is something that is often overlooked. There are some basic guidelines you can follow in order to keep Read more
  • Could Orthotics Help Me?
    Orthotics are assistive devices that are inserted in shoes to help correct and prevent a number of common foot and ankle problems, like low arches or arthritis. Dr. Steven Vetter Read more
  • What You Can Do About Hammertoes
    When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common. This unassuming deformity comes about gradually, so you may not even Read more
  • How to Treat Your Bunions
    Although you've probably heard of bunions before, you might not be aware of what they are. You might not even realize you have them! At Oakton Foot & Ankle Center Read more
  • Heel Pain Treatment Options
    Are you dealing with heel pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Foot pain, particularly heel pain, is one of the most common complaints and most people will deal with pain Read more
  • Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet
    While it might not be something you think about often (or at all), the health of your child’s feet is important. Your child is growing by leaps and bounds and Read more
  • Taking Care of Aging Feet
    As you age, it becomes even more important to take care of yourself, especially your feet. Foot health tends to decline in seniors for many reasons, including: ∙       Years of walking ∙       Improper footwear ∙       Poor circulation ∙       Diseases related Read more
  • Are You Dealing With Bunions?
    What is a Bunion? Are you dealing with a bunion? A bunion is a protrusion of the bone at the base of the big toe. While a bunion may seem like Read more
  • Flat Feet
    The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces. For Read more
  • How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
    People with diabetes are prone to foot problems, often developing from a combination of poor circulation and nerve damage. Damage to the nerves in the legs and feet diminishes skin Read more
  • Corns and Calluses
    Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction. While neither condition presents a long-term or Read more
  • What Are Bunions?
    A bunion is an abnormal, bony prominence that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe. As the big toe joint becomes enlarged, it forces the toe Read more
  • Bone Spurs
    Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception. Bone spurs are simply overgrowths of bone, which most commonly form Read more
  • Athlete's Foot
    Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand Read more
  • Relief for Painful Bunions
    If you have been suffering with painful bunions, relief is available. Several treatment options exist and a podiatrist can recommend which ones are right for you. For instance, surgical treatment removes the Read more
  • How to Care for Flat Feet?
    What your foot doctor in Fairfax wants you to know Flat feet are a common complaint, especially as you age. You may have no symptoms, and if so, you may not Read more