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  • Prevent Injuries With The Right Shoes
    Exercise is an important aspect of keeping our bodies healthy and happy. That’s why it’s so important to wear the correct shoes for certain activities. Whether you’re an athlete, workout Read more
  • Arch Disorders
    The arches of the feet play a role in supporting your body’s weight when standing or in motion. The tarsal and metatarsal bones make up the arches of the feet, Read more
  • How Custom Orthotics Can Improve Your Life
    How Custom Orthotics Can Improve Your Life Many of us experience foot pain after long hours of standing at work or pounding the pavement during a daily run. You may have Read more
  • Treatment Options for Hammertoes
    Hammertoe is a type of foot deformity that arises due to an imbalance in the ligaments, tendons, or muscles that usually hold the toe straight. It causes the affected toe Read more
  • Treating and Dealing With Athlete's Foot
    Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the feet that is typically characterized by itchy, burning patches of skin between the toes that may also crack or bleed. Since Read more
  • Treating Tendon and Joint Pain
    There are 52 bones in your feet and ankles, which means that feet contain about 25 percent of the bones in our bodies. Our feet also contain about 20-25 percent Read more
  • Treating Broken Metatarsals
    Did you know that the metatarsals, or bones in the foot, are the most commonly broken bones in the human body? These long bones run the length of the foot Read more
  • How We Can Help Your Heel Pain
    Struggling with heel pain? Here at Oakton Foot & Ankle Center in Fairfax, VA, Drs. Steven Vetter and Jugal Dharia proudly provide patients with quality foot care, including the diagnosis 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