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...That is why we've included an extensive section on this web site covering the full array of topics associated with podiatry and podiatric diagnoses and treatments including Plantar Warts, Bunions, Shockwave Therapy, Diabetic Foot Care, Hammertoes Treatment, Heel Pain, and Orthotics...

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Custom Foot Orthotics       Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Accessory Navicular Syndrome Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Achilles Tendon Rupture Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Chronic Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete's Foot Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Clubfoot Cold Feet Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Crutch Use Custom Orthotic Devices Cyst-Ganglion Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Dermatitis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Drop Foot Dry Heels DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Flatfoot-Adult Acquired Flatfoot-Flexible Flatfoot-Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fracture-Ankle Fracture-Foot Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Fracture-Toe Frostbite Fungal Nails Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund's Deformity Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Bone Fractures Heel Cracks Heel Fissures Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) High-Arched Foot Inflammation: Actue Ingrown Toenails Instructions for Using Crutches Intermetatarsal Neuroma Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Jones Fracture Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Lumps Malignant Melanoma of the Foot MRSA Infection of the Foot Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia P...

Hammertoes Treatment
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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
...Hammertoes looks like an upside-down V because they are bent at the first joint of the digit, and are more common in females than males...

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
...If so, you may have an acquired deformity of the foot called hammertoes...

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?
... Hammertoes are often the result of an imbalance in the muscle or tendon of the foot...

What is Metatarsalgia?
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Treatment Options for Hammertoes
... Two Types of Hammertoes Flexible hammertoe: In the early stages of this condition, it can be treated by wearing flat shoes that are at least a half-inch longer than your longest toe...

What to Expect When You See a Podiatrist
...We will look for everything from visible deformities such as bunion and hammertoes, to issues with blood flow or changes in the color of your skin...

What To Do About Your Hammertoe
...Along with bunions, a common foot deformity, hammertoes are another deformity that causes the toes to bend downward at the middle joint...

How Do Orthotics Work?
... Orthotics is just one way to treat foot and leg problems and your doctor may recommend orthotics if you are dealing with, Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis Leg, hip, or back pain Bursitis Flat feet High arches Tendonitis Plantar fasciitis Bunions Diabetes Hammertoes Certain injuries to the foot or ankle While orthotics are typically not the sole treatment option, your podiatrist may prescribe orthotics along with other treatment options including stretching, pain-relieving medication, ice or heat therapy, and bracing or compression...

What To Do for a High Foot Arch
...Over time, you may develop corns, calluses, hammertoes, painful calf muscles, or foot pain...

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Feet
...Some of these changes include, Bunions Corns Hammertoes and claw toes Bursitis Circulation issues (e...

Finding Relief From Metatarsalgia
...These risk factors include, Experiencing stress fractures in the toes Wearing high heels or shoes with a narrow toe box Being overweight or obese Having certain foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes High arches Intense or endurance exercises such as long-distance running How is metatarsalgia treated...

Find Relief from Your Bunion Pain
...Here’s when you may want to consider getting surgery, You are in significant and chronic pain Your bunion is severely enlarged, and the big toe is crossing over the other toes Your activities are limited due to your bunion Your bunion pain persists for more than a year Nonsurgical methods aren’t completely controlling your bunion pain You are developing other foot problems such as bursitis or hammertoes due to your bunion Your podiatrist will always be the first person you should turn to if you have questions or concerns about your bunion...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
Hammertoes are easily identified by their irregular shape, and while not uncommon or dangerous, the condition can be uncomfortable, especially after long days of wearing uncomfortable work shoes...

Picking the Right Shoes as You Get Older
...Here’s how your feet will change: Loss of fat pads Dry, cracked skin The development or worsening of certain deformities such as hammertoes or bunions Widening or lengthening of the feet Loss of bone density (which can increase your risk for fracture) Changes in gait due to certain conditions such as neuropathy or arthritis Diabetic-related foot problems Issues with balance Everyday Footwear for Aging Feet You must look for shoes that provide proper cushioning and supportive insoles so that your feet can tackle the day-to-day activities...

Finding the Right Treatment for Your Neuroma
...Risk factors include: Playing certain sports such as running or tennis, which puts pressure on the balls of the feet Wearing high heels with a heel that’s more than 2 inches tall Wearing narrow shoes or shoes with pointed toes Certain foot conditions such as bunions or hammertoes Flat feet or high arches (or other congenital foot problems) What are the signs of Morton’s neuroma...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

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
... Hammertoes and bunions...

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...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

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)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when 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...

Plantar Fibroma
... Surgical removal of a plantar fibroma may result in a flattening of the arch or development of hammertoes...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

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Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
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