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Orthotics are an Investment in Your Health

Our staff at Foot & Ankle Clinic of the Virginias wants you to be able to do your favorite activities, without having to endure foot or ankle pain.… Read More

4 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are one condition you definitely want to avoid, if you can help it. One, they’re unsightly. Two, they can cause significant pain and tenderness and make it… Read More

What Is the Best Way to Trim Your Toenails?

Some skills are learned at such a young age that we can’t remember what it was like—or think that we might be doing it “wrong.” You’ve probably never… Read More

How Ingrown Toenail Removal Works

As a general rule of thumb, we attempt to treat every foot and ankle condition in the least invasive way possible. The good news is that many problems… Read More

Is It Time to See a Podiatrist About Your Ingrown Toenails?

Toenails have a simple function: grow slowly, and in the correction. Frustratingly, they often fail in that task. For many reasons, the edge or corner of a toenail… Read More

How to Relieve Heel Pain at Work

Heel pain is a frequent, and frustrating, companion to those who work on their feet. Whether you work in energy, R&D, healthcare, education, retail, the service sector, or any… Read More

A Runner’s Guide to Preventing Foot and Ankle Injuries

As the temperatures start to heat up this summer, the sidewalks, trails, and pathways are filling up with runners going out for their morning or evening jog. We… Read More

Is Your Heel Pain Achilles Tendinitis … or Something Else?

Achilles tendinitis is a common source of pain and misery in the heels and ankles, especially among active adults. Repetitive, high-stress activities (think running, tennis, or basketball) can cause… Read More

What to Do if You Sprain Your Ankle

Ankle sprains are the most common lower limb injury—and sports injury of any type—in America. As a matter of fact, as many as 20% of all sports-related injuries are… Read More

Are the Signs of Fungus Afoot?

Feet are particularly vulnerable to fungal infections, for lots of reasons. Here are just a few: We stick them in sweaty shoes and socks all day. They may… Read More

Don’t Be Rash: Ways to Avoid Athlete’s Foot

Trust us: athlete’s foot is one condition you definitely want to avoid. If you’ve ever had it, you know what we mean. Even a relatively mild case can be extremely… Read More

The Trouble with Tight Achilles Tendons

Your body contains around 4,000 tendons—give or take—but none of them can match the Achilles in either thickness or strength. Also known as the “heel cord,” the Achilles… Read More

Spring Forecast: A Chance of Fungus

The numbers are in, and we have your spring forecast for 2017! It’ll be hot and humid, with lots of rain and a chance of fungus! Surprised? Don’t… Read More

Bunionettes: Bunions on Your Baby Toes

Most people are familiar with bunions—those big, knobby, bony, protruding bumps that can develop on the inside of some feet at the base of the big toe. Did you… Read More

Growing Up Can Be Hard on the Heels

Childhood is often the most active time of life. While a typical American adult might take an average of around 5,000 steps per day, adolescents can easily double… Read More

Try Stretching to Help with Heel Pain

Heel pain is extremely common. Some estimates suggest that about half of all Americans struggle with it at one point or another. We’re not talking about minor aches and… Read More

What Really Caused Your Bunion?

There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about bunions, despite how incredibly common they are. Many people assume that only older ladies can get them, or that you… Read More

Kids Get Bumps on Their Big Toes Too

If someone asks you to think about a person with bunions, chances are you probably wouldn’t imagine a child or adolescent. The stereotype, of course, is that bunions are… Read More

The Best Shoes for Bunions

White water rafting is big around here, but once you go ashore, are your feet roaring as loud as the rapids? Bunion pain can put a real damper on your… Read More