Compassionate Care for Your Foot Health
Though some foot issues are experienced by both men and women, gender-specific anatomical differences and different approaches to footwear may result in some foot issues that are unique to women. At The Podiatry Center, our women's foot doctor in Bethesda, Potomac, and Chevy Chase, MD, offers high-quality and effective foot care for women. Our experienced team understands the foot issues women can encounter. We are focused on keeping your feet healthy and preventing foot complications before they occur.
What Causes Women’s Foot Issues?
Women may experience issues as a result of biology, pregnancy, or poor choices in footwear. While high-heeled shoes are frequently pointed to as the worst shoe choice for women, shoes with little to no arch support such as flip flops, sandals, flat boots, and ballet slippers can be just as harmful. Some specific issues include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Excessive swelling (often associated with pregnancy)
- Stress fractures
Symptoms & Diagnosis of Women’s Foot Issues
The symptoms associated with women’s foot issues are varied and may range from tenderness to open sores and broken bones. Women’s foot issues are usually diagnosed using a comprehensive exam that includes physical palpitation of the affected area and range of motion tests, a thorough patient history, and questions about footwear, pregnancy, or the patient’s participation in activities, such as dance classes or marathon running, which may impact foot health.
Non-Surgical Treatment for Women’s Foot Issues
Treatment options for women’s foot issues will depend on the symptoms experienced by the patient and the doctor’s ultimate diagnosis. Treatment may include:
- Anti-inflammatories and ice to reduce swelling
- Elevating the feet, also done to combat swelling
- Comfortable, supportive footwear
- Orthotic shoe inserts
- Padding or cushions for the toes, arches, or balls of the feet
- Foam splints for hammertoes
- Pumice stone treatments to shave down corns and calluses
- Cortisone injections for nerve pain associated with a neuroma
Contact Our Women's Foot Doctor for Effective Treatment in Bethesda, Potomac & Chevy Chase, MD, Today
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (301) 656-6055 to reach our Bethesda, MD, office or (703) 451-2977 to reach our Springfield, VA, office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Exam & Diagnosis
- Discuss Your Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!