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Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts that support and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet. Orthotics enable the structures in the foot to work together as nature intended, making each step pain-free. Unlike over-the-counter shoe inserts, custom orthotics are created from your own unique foot impression and are

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What is a Hammertoe?

A hammertoe happens when the muscles and ligaments around your toe joint get out of balance. This makes the middle joint of your toe buckle and get stuck in this position. You’re most likely to see hammertoe in your middle three toes. Toes that curl are also hammertoes. This happens most often with baby toes.

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Check the moles on your feet

Be on the lookout for unusual-looking moles around areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis, such as the arms, chest, or face. However, foot melanoma is pretty common and can occur especially in the skin that’s exposed when you wear sandals on a sunny day. On the skin,

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What are your feet trying to tell you?

The eyes may be the windows to your soul, but are your feet are the windows to your overall health? Unless you regularly get foot massages and pedicures, you probably don’t give your feet much attention or even a second glance. But, if you take a closer look, your feet and toes could reveal signs

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Plantar Warts

What is a Plantar Wart? A plantar wart is a hard, grainy growth that usually appears on bottom of the foot, in areas where the most pressure is absorbed. Plantar warts occur when the human papillomavirus (HPV) makes contact with the skin on the soles of feet. The virus is usually introduced into the body

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Holiday Hours

Our Offices will be closed Friday July 3rd, we will reopen with normal business hours on Monday, July 6th The post Holiday Hours appeared first on Bethesda Foot & Ankle Center.

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Proper way to wear your face mask

How to put on a face mask Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. Remove a mask from the box and make sure there are no obvious tears or holes in either side of the mask. Determine which side of the mask is the top. The side of

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Foot Safety at the Beach

Protect Your Feet from Puncture Wounds and Cuts Wear shoes to protect your feet from puncture wounds and cuts caused by seashells, broken glass and other sharp objects. Don’t go in the water if your skin gets cut—bacteria in oceans and lakes can cause infection. A puncture wound should be treated by a foot and

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Pediatric Foot Care

What is pediatric foot care? There are a number of congenital defects and issues that can affect little ones starting from birth. A podiatrist can intervene and provide treatments to ensure your child continues to develop healthfully. Pediatric foot care can involve diagnosing and treating: Heel pain Club foot   Flat feet Athlete’s foot Plantar

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Telehealth

Telehealth Appointments Available.  Call Us Today Get Foot and Ankle Care Right Away! Our office is continuing to offer telehealth visits to all patients.  During the visit, your doctor will guide you through the next steps in your care, and if necessary, then you will be scheduled to be taken care of in the office. 

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