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Bunions
...Bunions can also lead to other toe deformities, such as hammertoe...

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...

What Causes Corns?
...Corns may also form due to an abnormal gait or foot deformities such as flat feet...

Hammertoes Treatment
... Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

What Are Bunions?
...Early treatment is necessary to decrease the risk of developing joint deformities...

Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet
...Unfortunately, a lot of children end up wearing shoes that are far too small for their feet, which can lead to pain, structural imbalances and certain foot deformities...

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...

Treating Hammertoes
...Here are few tips: Wear supportive shoes to help prevent deformities if hammertoes may be related to a hereditary problem in your foot mechanics Orthotics are a great preventative method to stop the progression or formation of hammertoes Hammertoe Treatment There are many non-surgical hammertoe treatments that can be done depending on the severity of your hammertoe...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
...Some people have had arthritis since childhood (juvenile arthritis or JA), making them more likely to develop foot deformities like bunions and struggle with swollen joints...

Are Orthotics Right for You?
...Soft orthotics are beneficial for patients with arthritis in the feet and ankles, diabetes-related foot problems, or foot deformities...

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...

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...

Treating Diabetic Feet
...Early detection of circulation issues, nerve degeneration (neuropathy), and deformities, such as hammertoes, bunions, and Charcot Foot, are key...

What are Hammertoes?
...As with most foot deformities a hammertoe will start out minor and continue to progress over time if left untreated...

Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
...These toe deformities usually occur in the small toes, not the big toes...

The Benefits of Orthotics
... Soft orthotics if need help with balance and stress relief for your feet; soft orthotics are an excellent choice if you are diabetic, have arthritis, or are suffering foot pain from bone deformities...

Taking Care of Little Feet
... A child’s feet are formed from soft, pliable cartilage which makes them more susceptible to deformities...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

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
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Fracture-Toe
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
...The most common signs and symptoms of RA-related foot problems, in addition to the abnormal appearance of deformities, are pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and difficulty walking...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
...They can be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper shoes, flatfoot or other foot deformities, and even osteoporosis...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...

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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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