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  • How To Choose the Right Socks for Your Feet
    You probably don’t think too much about the socks you wear but maybe you should. After all, just as it’s important to have shoes that fit properly and provide ample Read more
  • Thyroid Disease and Its Effect on Your Feet
    The thyroid gland releases and regulates hormones and is responsible for everything from heart rate to peripheral nervous system functions. So, you may be surprised to discover that this same Read more
  • Find Relief from Your Bunion Pain
    Bunion pain got you down? Is foot pain making it impossible to do the things you once loved? Perhaps even the thought of putting on shoes and running your errands Read more
  • Maintaining The Health Of Your Diabetic Feet
    When it comes to diabetes nothing is more important than living a healthy lifestyle and taking the proper medications to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Controlling your blood sugar is Read more
  • Finding Relief From Metatarsalgia
    While there are many reasons for foot pain, if the pain is concentrated in the ball of the foot (between the arches and your toes) then you could be dealing Read more
  • Does My Child Have Pigeon Toes?
    Do your child’s feet turn inward? If so, it’s fairly easy to tell, particularly when they walk. This condition is known as pigeon toes and it is often genetic (so Read more
  • The Benefits Of Orthotics
    How orthotics from your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help your feet. You may not be thinking about how much orthotics can help your feet, but the fact is, orthotics can Read more
  • We Provide Treatment for Flat Feet
    Are you flat-footed? If so, you join the ranks of about 18 million American adults over age 21 that also have this common foot condition, reports the National Foot Health Read more
  • What To Do for a Puncture Wound
    A puncture wound in the foot occurs when you step on an object that leaves a small hole behind. One of the most common puncture wounds comes from stepping on Read more
  • What To Do About Smelly Feet
    It’s an embarrassing problem. Smelly feet can make you feel self-conscious. You can’t get comfortable or take your shoes off without worrying that everyone will notice your stinky feet. Have Read more
  • At-Home Care for Dry Feet
    Dry, flaky feet are incredibly common, particularly during the cold, winter months; however, if you find yourself dealing with dry or cracked feet throughout the year, especially around the heels, Read more
  • Bunions - Causes and Treatments
    Thinking you have a bunion? It could be. These foot deformities start small but often expand into larger problems that impact gait, comfort, and appearance. At Oakton Foot and Ankle Read more
  • Did I Break My Foot?
    Whether you took a bad tumble or your child had a rough collision while playing sports, it’s important that you do not just recognize the signs of a broken foot Read more
  • What To Do About Blisters
    Everything from wearing shoes that are a little too loose to increasing the number of miles you run can leave you dealing with painful blisters on your feet. Blisters can Read more
  • What to Do for an Ingrown Toenail
    Home care may be enough to ease symptoms, but sometimes you simply need to see a podiatrist. An ingrown toenail typically affects the big toe, causing the toenail to curve down Read more
  • How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Feet
    Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and it is characterized by joint pain, inflammation, and damage. RA, like other kinds of arthritis, is progressive, which Read more