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  • Treating Your Corns
    From running miles to wearing shoes that are too loose or too tight, there are many reasons why you may develop a corn. A corn is your skin’s way of Read more
  • Foot Fracture vs. Broken Bone
    The simple answer is that there is no difference between a fracture and a break. From shattered bones to hairline cracks, any damage done to the bones of the feet Read more
  • Arthritis and Your Feet
    Is the pain and stiffness you’re experiencing in your feet and ankles caused by arthritis? If arthritis is left untreated, it’s possible that your symptoms could become so severe that Read more
  • Should I Get Custom Orthotics?
    Our feet are often overworked and underappreciated. They do so much for us and yet we often take them for granted unless they start to cause us issues. Whether you’re Read more
  • What Does Shockwave Therapy Do?
    Finding drug-free, non-invasive ways to treat painful conditions is imperative to long-term health. At Oakton Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Steven Vetter and Dr. Jugal Dharia are here to help Read more
  • What To Do About My Sweaty Feet?
    Sweating occasionally is normal. It could be a particularly hot day or you could simply be hitting your workout hard. In these instances, sweating isn’t just normal, it’s expected; however, Read more
  • Are You Struggling with Heel Pain?
    Heel pain is a common foot problem that podiatrists often treat. Knowing the cause of your pain is important in determining the most effective treatment method. Even if the pain Read more
  • Treating and Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease
    Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that often affects blood flow to the legs due to narrowing of the arteries. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a serious condition in Read more
  • Treating Warts
    Oddly enough, there are a lot of Old Wives Tales and folk remedies surrounding warts. Perhaps you’ve even heard of some one them; however, if you end up dealing with Read more
  • Taking Care of a Sprained Ankle
    One wrong step and you could just end up dealing with a sprained ankle. A sprain occurs when the ankle suddenly rolls inwards or outwards, which jolts the ankle joint Read more
  • Seek Help for Your Plantar Warts
    It's easy to ignore a wart on your hand or knee. Although you might find the wart unsightly, it probably won't interfere with your life. However, plantar warts on your Read more
  • Treating and Preventing Ingrown Toenails
    An ingrown toenail is a common foot problem that occurs when the corner of a toenail, usually the big toe, grows into the skin. As you might imagine, this can Read more
  • What Causes Toenail Fungus?
    Toenail fungus is a common problem that can be rather challenging to get rid of. While toenail fungus can happen to anyone it most often occurs in older adults. If Read more
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    While heel pain is a common problem this doesn’t mean that it should just be brushed aside or considered a small matter. Untreated heel pain can lead to long-term pain Read more
  • Taking Care of Little Feet
    A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important Read more
  • Preventing Blisters
    While the appearance of blisters may be embarrassing, the pain accompanying them is often much worse and more of a concern for people who have them. Although blisters are a Read more