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  • FAQs about Toenail Fungus
    Dealing with a toenail fungus can be annoying and embarrassing. Find out what you can do to get healthier toenails from your Fairfax, VA podiatrist. Dealing with a toenail fungus is Read more
  • How Orthotics Can Treat Your Foot Issue
    Even minor foot alignment problems can lead to pain in your feet, ankles, legs and back. Luckily, orthotics may provide a simple solution. Podiatrists, Drs. Steven Vetter and Jugal Dharia, offer the Read more
  • Types of Custom Orthotics
    Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles. There are different types of orthotics available depending on the issue and Read more
  • Caring For Arthritic Feet
    Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can show up in joints all around the body, including the feet Read more
  • What Could Be Causing Poor Circulation in My Feet?
    Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, or discolorations in your feet?   Even though poor circulation isn’t a condition, if you are experiencing poor circulation in your feet this is often a symptom Read more
  • Treating Hammertoes
    Do you need podiatric help from your Fairfax, VA? A hammertoe is a condition that usually affects the second, third, fourth, and/or fifth toes. Hammertoes looks like an upside-down V because they Read more
  • What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters
    A foot blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on the foot. Blisters can be painful while they heal. Foot blisters are caused by several things, including friction, Read more
  • 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