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Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Are Your Shoes a Breeding Ground for Bunions?
...Besides changing how a foot looks and feels, a bunion will cause or contribute to: restricted range of motion in the affected toe or toes hard calluses and corns from the shoe rubbing on the bunion bursitis, or inflammation of the fluid-filled cushions in the foot arthritis metatarsalgia, inflammation of the forefoot or base of the toes bunionettes, very small deformities at the base of the little toe hammer toe, a significant bend in the middle joint of the second toe Diagnosis and Treatment of Bunions   If you are experiencing foot pain and swelling, consult your Fairfax, Virginia podiatrist without delay...

How to deal with foot problems?
... CornsCorns are an area of inflamed, thickened skin, usually due to shoes or socks rubbing that area...

Diabetic Foot Care
...For people living with diabetes, common problems that are little more than a nuisance for most people--such as corns, calluses, cuts, blisters, and ingrown toenails--can lead to infections that can threaten a diabetic patient's health...

Diabetic Foot Care
...For people living with diabetes, common problems that are little more than a nuisance for most people--such as corns, calluses, cuts, blisters, and ingrown toenails--can lead to infections that can threaten a diabetic patient's health...

What Causes Corns?
Corns can affect anyone and may become quite a nuisance if left untreated...

Caring for Your Feet When You're Diabetic
...Vetter strongly suggests: Visually inspecting your feet every day (diabetics often have limited pain sensation) for sore spots, cut and color changes Washing your feet daily and drying them carefully, particularly between the toes Using quality skin moisturizer to avoid the cracking and irritations which can lead to infections Cutting toenails straight across with a clean clippers (ingrown toenails frequently become infected) Changing socks whenever they are sweaty to avoid fungal infections Wearing shoes that have roomy toe boxes Allowing your podiatrist in Fairfax to treat infections and ulcers and to remove corns and calluses (avoid home treatments) Be as active as possible to control blood sugar levels and increase circulation Stop all tobacco use--both smokeless and cigarettes In addition, soft orthotics, or customized shoe inserts, from Dr...

Relief for Painful Bunions
...Bunion treatment options include: Surgically removing the bony protrusion Removing calluses and corns on the feet Wearing night splints to realign the big toe and joint Correcting foot positioning with orthotic shoe inserts Stabilizing inflamed toe joints with orthotic shoe inserts Wearing roomier shoes to minimize friction and rubbing in the bunion area Performing special exercises to prevent stiffness and improve joint functioning Bunions can be extremely painful, but relief is possible...

Hammertoes Treatment
... Corns and calluses (a buildup of skin) on the toe, between two toes, or on the ball of the foot...

What Are Bunions?
...You should contact our office if you notice the following symptoms: An enlarged, visible bulge on your big toe joint Restricted movement of your big toe or foot that prevents you from performing normal activities Irritation, corns or calluses caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Frequent pain, swelling or redness around your big toe joint Treatment For a Bunion Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction...

How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
...Cut straight across, avoiding the corners; visit our office for assistance Never treat corns or calluses on your own...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...Untreated bunions can continue to get worse if you don’t do something about them and can lead to other issues such as calluses and corns, or you may experience pain or redness on the site of the bunion, as well as swelling...

Treating Hammertoes
...You may suffer from: Formation of corns on the joint Pain in the ball of the foot Pain due to pressure from footwear on hammertoe Redness and swelling of hammertoe Restricted motion of the toe joint Types of Hammertoes Like many things, hammertoes come in different types: Flexible hammertoes: They are moveable at the joint Rigid hammertoes: This is when tendons tighten There are several causes of this abnormal foot growth: Wearing tight shoes Pressures on tendons and joints Heredity, trauma, and arthritis Improper balance of the muscles in toes develops Advice from your Fairfax Podiatrist Foot issues can have simple solutions, while others if left too long, may cause severe problems...

What Are Corns?
Many people think corns and calluses are the same thing, but there are differences...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Causes of Hammertoe and Treatment Options
...Contributing to the odd shape, pain, corns, calluses, and sores of hammertoes are factors such as: Wearing tight, narrow shoes and high heels Heredity (the deformity runs in families) Arthritis Diabetes Poor circulation An unusually high arch Imbalances in gait (or how you walk) Age plays a role as well, particularly if other deformities, such as bunions, exist   How your podiatrist can help Accurate diagnosis and treatment is key to limiting the progression of hammertoes...

Treating Diabetic Feet
... Get in-office treatment of calluses and corns, says the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons...

Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
... Buying shoes with more room in the toes, filing down calluses and corns, and padding the toes most often relieve the pain...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Corns and calluses...

Corns
... People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Corns and calluses...

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
... Never treat corns or calluses yourself...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

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Oakton Foot & Ankle Center, PLLC

Fairfax, VA Podiatrist
Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 352-8888
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