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  • 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
  • The Benefits of Orthotics
    How orthotics from your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help you If your feet hurt on a day-to-day basis, you owe it to yourself to learn more about orthotics and what Read more
  • Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options
    With the ability to cause nagging discomfort throughout the day and prohibit daily movements as simple as walking, bunions can quickly turn from a barely noticeable bump on your toe, Read more
  • What is Metatarsalgia?
    Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also Read more
  • Dealing With Foot Odor
    The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all Read more
  • What are 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
  • Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles
    Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles Do you have a sprained ankle? Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries. Ankle sprains sprain occur when the ligaments in the ankle are Read more
  • Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
    Understanding Claw and Mallet Toes   Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among Read more
  • Geriatric Foot Care
    It is important that you do not neglect caring for your feet as they can become more vulnerable with age due to all the wear and tear they endure over Read more
  • What are Hammertoes?
    A hammertoe is a common foot deformity that affects the middle joint of the smaller toes. As a result, this causes the toes to bend downward. Since this bend causes Read more
  • Taking Care of Flat Feet
    While there are many people with flat feet, often times they won’t even know it; however, there are others with flat feet that regularly experience pain, soreness, and other problems. Read more
  • Treating Diabetic Feet
    Diabetic feet need special care because of decreased circulation, neuropathy, joint deterioration, and more. While your primary care physician may guide you on blood sugar control, medications, a healthy diet, Read more
  • What is a Neuroma?
    Are you dealing with pain, burning, tingling or numbness between your toes or in the ball of the foot? If you said “yes” then you could be dealing with a Read more
  • Taking Care of Bunions
    A bunion is one of the most common foot deformities, often affecting the joint at the base of the big toe. Anyone can develop this painful condition but it most Read more
  • Causes of Hammertoe and Treatment Options
    Do your smaller toes look like little hammers or mallets? If so, you may have an acquired deformity of the foot called hammertoes. Luckily, your podiatrists here at Oakton Foot Read more