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Are Your Shoes a Breeding Ground for Bunions?
...In addition, foot doctors are expert in crafting custom-made orthotics or shoe inserts which can alleviate the pressure, friction and gait issues a bunion can cause...

How to Deal with Bunions
... Your Fairfax, VA podiatrist may also recommend custom orthotics (shoe inserts) to help offer additional support and stability for the foot...

Causes of Heel Pain
...Talk to us about whether wearing custom orthotics or splinting the foot could also provide additional support for the arches of your feet...

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...

How to Care for Flat Feet?
...Vetter may recommend: Custom-made orthotics and supports Thermal therapy, stretching and physical therapy Prescription anti-inflammatory medication Bracing or taping your foot Surgery may be indicated if your pain isn’t resolved by non-invasive treatment...

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Flat Feet
... Talk with your podiatrist about the following treatment options: Shoe inserts/ Orthotics Shoe modifications Rest and ice Stretching exercises Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications Surgery Whether you were born with flat feet or you acquired fallen arches over time, if your flat feet are causing you pain or interfering with your day to day activities, visit our practice...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
... Other treatment options include orthotics or a combination of physical therapy and medication to relieve pressure and inflammation of the bunion...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...ibuprofen) Icing the heel several times a day Bracing or splinting the foot Wearing custom orthotics (shoe inserts) Wearing protective and supportive shoes Resting and avoiding certain activities or high-impact exercises If you’ve tried these treatment options for weeks and still don’t notice any change in your symptoms—or if symptoms get worse—then it’s time to visit your foot doctor again to determine the next step...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
...To correct this imbalance, talk to your foot doctor about getting custom orthotics (shoe inserts), which can be placed into your shoes to help provide cushioning, support, and shock absorption for your feet...

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...

What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters
...Use custom orthotics- Orthotic devices are molded pieces of rubber, leather, or other material that are inserted into shoes...

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...

Types of Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles...

How Orthotics Can Treat Your Foot Issue
...Luckily, orthotics may provide a simple solution...

Are Orthotics Right for You?
Orthotics could be right for you if you experience discomfort or pain when on your feet due to an irregular walking pattern...

What is Achilles Tendonitis?
...Unless symptoms are severe you may be able to treat your heel pain by: Taking over-the-counter pain medications Avoiding high-impact activities or activities that exacerbate symptoms Elevating the foot to reduce swelling Performing stretching exercises or undergoing physical therapy Icing the heel Wearing custom orthotics Replacing worn-out shoes, especially running shoes Surgery is only necessary if your symptoms aren’t responding to any other nonsurgical treatment options after several months or if the tendon is torn...

What Are Corns?
... Fortunately, your podiatrist can recommend several treatment options to get rid of corns, including: Trimming away excess skin to reduce friction Corn-removing medication containing salicylic acid Custom-fit inserts or orthotics Surgery if the corn is caused from friction due to poor bone alignment You don’t have to deal with painful corns by yourself...

Are You Dealing With Heel Pain?
...They may recommend: Custom-fit orthotics and footwear to support your feet Stretching and physical therapy exercises to keep you flexible Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications You don’t have to deal with heel pain on your own...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Whether you are suffering from heel pain or you think your feet could benefit from prescription orthotics, a podiatrist can help determine the best course of action for treating your issues...

Causes of Hammertoe and Treatment Options
...Surgery is an option, too, but only if the hammertoe is very advanced and cannot be addressed by these simpler interventions: Wearing low-heeled, comfortable shoes with proper arch support and room in the toes Padding the hammertoe (moleskin is a frequent choice) Using custom-made shoe orthotics (inserts) to balance muscles, tendons, and ligaments and to correct gait issues such as overpronation Removing or padding calluses or corns on the toe Corticosteroid injections Taking over the counter ibuprofen to lessen pain and relieve inflammation Exercising (stretching your feet and toes morning and evening) Toe splints   Find out more If you need relief from your hammertoes, phone our Fairfax office today for a consultation with Dr...

Taking Care of Bunions
...You may be able to manage your bunion pain and swelling by: Taking over-the-counter NSAIDs Icing the bunion for up to 15 minutes at a time, 2-3 times a day Placing orthotics into your shoes to alleviate pressure on the joint (talk to your podiatrist about creating custom orthotics) Splinting or taping the foot to improve the structural alignment Wearing appropriate and supportive footwear that doesn’t put pressure on the toes or bunion Applying a bunion pad over the area to prevent a callus from forming while wearing shoes Avoiding certain activities and sports that could exacerbate your condition For many people, these lifestyle changes and simple at-home treatment options are all that’s needed to reduce bunion pain and discomfort, and to prevent the problem from getting worse...

What is a Neuroma?
...Sometimes a podiatrist may recommend custom orthotics to place inside the shoes, as well...

Taking Care of Flat Feet
... If you are dealing with pain due to flat feet and can’t seem to get your discomfort under control then you will want to talk with a podiatrist who can recommend certain exercises, proper footwear, and custom orthotics to improve the health of your feet...

What are Hammertoes?
... Placing custom orthotics into your shoes, which can ease discomfort and prevent pain resulting in a muscular imbalance...

What is Metatarsalgia?
...An experienced podiatrist may prescribe specially-designed orthotics or shock-absorbing insoles and arch supports to prevent and minimize future problems with metatarsalgia...

Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options
...Some of these options include: Custom-made orthotics to maintain toe alignment Regular physical therapy and a specialized exercise regiment Bunionectomy, a surgery to remove the bunion and realign the foot (this is only necessary in the most extreme of cases)   Concerned...

The Benefits of Orthotics
How orthotics from your podiatrists in Fairfax, VA, can help you If your feet hurt on a day-to-day basis, you owe it to yourself to learn more about orthotics and what they can do for you...

Preventing Blisters
...     Wear orthotics recommended by your podiatrist 6...

Plantar Fasciitis
...This includes: Resting and avoiding exercise and high-impact activities that will make symptoms worse Icing the heel and arches of the feet up to 20 minutes at a time, 2-3 times a day Wearing supportive shoes with a low heel Placing custom orthotics within shoes for additional support Performing specific foot stretching and strengthening exercises Taking over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce pain and swelling Wearing a night splint to reduce morning pain and stiffness Your foot doctor can show you a variety of exercises to perform that can alleviate heel pain and stiffness associated with plantar fasciitis...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
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Custom Orthotic Devices
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon...

Shin Splints
...A foot and ankle surgeon can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed...

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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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