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Is It Safe to Shave Off My Calluses?
... Instead of cutting your calluses off or trying to shave them, you can try: Soaking your feet to soften the calluses Using a pumice stone to scrub the calluses and remove dead skin Using moisturizing cream or lotion to keep your feet moisturized Wearing more supportive footwear instead of flip flops, sandals or high heels Wearing thick, comfortable, breathable socks Wearing shoe inserts to reduce or eliminate friction For large, stubborn calluses, it’s best to visit your podiatrist in Fairfax...

Hammertoes Treatment
...Avoid shoes with pointed toes, shoes that are too short, or shoes with high heels – conditions that can force your toe against the front of the shoe...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
... Bunions can be hereditary and aggravated by the shoes you wear, especially high heels or shoes that don’t have enough room for your toes...

Treating Hammertoes
... Changes in footwear- Avoid high heels and make sure to get properly fitting shoes that feel comfortable and have a low heel...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
...But there are also some actions you can take at home to keep your feet and joints in good condition: Get rid of shoes that put too much pressure on your joints, like high heels or sneakers that don’t support the ankles...

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...

What is a Neuroma?
... Neuroma Causes While the causes of a neuroma are still not clear, there are factors that can increase the likelihood of developing one, such as: Extremely high arches Flat feet Trauma that leads to nerve damage in the feet Improper footwear (high heels over two-inches tall; pointed toes) Repeated stress placed on the foot Treating a Neuroma A neuroma will not go away on its own, so it’s important to see a podiatrist if you are experiencing any of the condition's symptoms...

What are Hammertoes?
...This means wearing shoes that aren’t pointy or have high heels, which can put more pressure on the toes...

Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
...Women are affected more often than men because they are more likely to wear narrow shoes or high heels...

What is Metatarsalgia?
...High heels, narrow-toed shoes and shoes without adequate padding can all contribute to metatarsal problems...

Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options
...   Signs That You May Have a Bunion Generally forming on the side of your big toe, bunions are hard, bony lumps that are often caused by wearing poorly-fitted shoes (especially high heels), having genetic predispositions, or experiencing a foot injury...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
... Symptoms Symptoms, which occur at the site of the bunion, may include: Pain or soreness Inflammation and redness A burning sensation Possible numbness Symptoms occur most often when wearing shoes that crowd the toes, such as shoes with a tight toe box or high heels...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
...Wear shoes with a wide toe box and avoid narrow-toed shoes or shoes with high heels...

Tailor's Bunion
...Choose shoes that have a wide toe box, and avoid those with pointed toes or high heels...

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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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