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Summer is here, and it’s time to keep our feet cool and in good health during these hot months! When we let our feet out to breathe, we also expose them to the sun, fungi, and bacteria in the environment. It’s essential to take precautions to prevent sunburn and infection. Our Springfield, VA, podiatrist gives…

Plantar warts on your feet result from a virus that is introduced through a cut or crack in the skin. They are usually flat and round, unlike warts that occur on the hands or other parts of the body. They are often mistaken for a corn or callus. Our bunion specialist in Bethesda, MD, explains…

Summer is here, and many people are breaking out their flip-flops to cool their feet down! While flip-flops may be the go-to summer shoe, they’re not good for your foot and ankle health. Thankfully, a few alternatives can provide the same comfort and airflow without sacrificing your feet. Our Springfield, VA, podiatrist explains more below.…

Many people suffer from dry feet or callused heels and are unsure how to improve their skin texture. Thankfully, our bunion specialist in Bethesda, MD, has some helpful tips to make your feet softer and remove that dead skin!  What Causes Dry Feet? Dead skin on the feet and heels builds due to lack of…

Turf toe is the common term used to describe a ligament sprain around the big toe joint. It is a painful condition that frequently occurs in sports (the term originates from football players who practice on artificial turf). Our Springfield, VA, podiatrist explains more below. What is Turf Toe? Turf toe is a sprain of…

Ingrown toenails are painful, inconvenient, and can make walking difficult. If you believe you’re suffering from an ingrown toenail, there are some measures you can take at home to relieve your pain. However, there are times you may have to visit our bunion specialist in Bethesda, MD, to be evaluated, such as infection or severe,…

Running and jogging are both excellent forms of exercise. However, some people (both professionals and beginners!) may experience foot pain during or after their run. It’s common if you overuse your muscles or jump right into an intense exercise regimen. Our Springfield, VA, podiatrist explains more here. Most Common Foot Conditions Some of the most…

Spring is around the corner! If you haven’t participated in many outdoor activities due to the winter weather, you’re probably excited to go outside for a run, jog, or return to playing sports. If that sounds like you, know that going out and being active after an extended period of inactivity can cause foot problems,…

If you have a cut, injury, or ulcer on your foot, you must visit our podiatrist immediately to have it treated. Untreated wounds will only worsen with time, become infected, and possibly lead to limb amputation in severe cases. This is especially important for those with diabetes, as the condition can delay healing even more.…

You have likely experienced a blister in your lifetime. Blisters form on your heel or other parts of your foot, usually after you’ve forgotten to wear socks or after wearing stiff new shoes. If you have a blister, you may be tempted to pop it to relieve your discomfort. Don’t! Popping a blister can cause…

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