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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Diabetic Foot Care
... Don't use antiseptic solutions (such as iodine or salicylic acid) or over-the-counter treatments for corns or calluses...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Podiatry Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Care Orthotics Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Ingrown Toenails Injuries Heel Spurs Neuromas Warts Gout Sports Medicine Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Relieve Foot Pain with Custom Orthotics in Silver Spring
... Some common foot problems occurring in the toes include corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and hammertoe or claw toe...

Do You Know When To Contact Your Silver Spring, MD Podiatrist?
... Such complications can include corns, warts, bunions, and sprains, among others...

Diabetic Foot Care in Olney: Avoiding Foot Problems
... Wash feet each day with warm water and a mild soap Keep feet dry, especially between the toes Moisturize your feet with a non-irritating lotion to prevent cracks and sores that lead to infection Avoid smoking as it reduces blood flow to your feet Prevent ingrown toenails by keeping them neatly trimmed Wear clean, dry socks and change them every day Never walk barefoot in order to protect feet from harmful objects Visit our Olney podiatrists for safe removal of corns and calluses Avoid Amputation Because diabetes impairs blood flow to your feet and damages the nerves, a small injury can quickly develop into an ulcer, which is difficult to treat...

How to Care for Your Feet
...If you’re worried about getting an infection, your Olney podiatrist recommends using talcum powder or cornstarch to help keep feet dry...

Find out how having a podiatrist could help promote better foot health.
...   A podiatrist treats a host of different conditions related to the foot and ankle:   - Bunions   - Calluses and corns   - Warts and other growths   - Ingrown toenails   - Athlete’s foot   - Fungal infections   - Diabetic foot care   - Sprains and strains   - Injuries and trauma     If you can think of it, we will most likely treat it...

How to Deal with Hammertoes
...We are happy to prescribe padding to protect your corns or other irritations from getting worse...

Why Diabetic Foot Care is Important
... If you notice any ulcers, wounds, corns, calluses, swelling, redness or changes in the color of your feet then it’s time to see us...

What Are Bunions And Treatment Options?
...Symptoms of bunions include: tenderness or irritation on the bunion itself corns or calluses pain swelling thickening of the skin at the base of your toe decreased range of motion in the big toe You should see your doctor at Family Foot and Ankle Associates of Maryland if you experience persistent pain, have a visible bump on your toe, find it difficult to find shoes which fit the shape of your feet or if your bunion begins to affect your everyday life...

How Foot Problems Can Become Serious if You Have Diabetes
...If you are dealing with any of these issues it is important that you visit us right away for care: Blisters Sores Corns or calluses Bunion Warts Ingrown toenail Athlete’s foot Cracked skin Fungal nail infection If you notice redness, pain, skin that is warm to the touch or pus, these are all signs of infection that require immediate attention...

Treatment Options For Bunions
... Removing any calluses or corns on the foot...

Common Foot Issues And How We Can Help
... Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses form when your shoes rub against your feet...

What Are Hammertoes?
... Because most regular shoes aren't made to accommodate deformed joints, people visit their podiatrist with complaints of calluses, corns or painful blisters forming from constant friction against their hammertoes...

Why is Diabetic Foot Care Important?Foot C
...At least once every day, examine your feet for red spots, blisters, cuts, scratches, corns, calluses, changes in the color of your foot, warm or cold sensations, red streaks or open wounds...

FAQs About Podiatry
... Foot doctors treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including: Plantar warts Ingrown toenails Toenail fungus Athlete's foot Corns and calluses Excessive sweating Bunions Hammertoes Heel pain Plantar fasciitis Bone spurs Shin splints Fractures and stress fractures Sprains Neuromas Peripheral neuropathy Achilles tendinitis and tendinosis How do the shoes I wear affect my feet...

Foot Care for Diabetics
...Also, never use antiseptic solutions or over the counter treatments for corns or calluses...

How to Deal with Corns and Calluses
When you have corns and calluses, you probably won’t want to wear closed nor open-toed shoes...

What You Should Know About Hammertoes
...Patients with hammertoes may also have calluses or corns on the top of the middle joint of the toes or on the tips of the toes...

How to Take Care of Your Feet
...This is one surefire way to prevent calluses, corns, and those deep, painful cracks in your heels...

Important Info on Diabetic Foot Care
... Foot Care Advice from your Olney, Camp Springs/Clinton, Kensington and Silver Spring, MD Podiatrists: Inspect your feet daily to check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or nail problems Go to your podiatrist to treat corns, or calluses Wear clean, dry socks and change them daily If your feet get cold at night, wear socks, avoid heating pads Shake out your shoes and feel the inside before wearing to avoid cutting your foot on a pebble Take care of your diabetes and keep your blood sugar levels under control Don’t smoke since it restricts blood flow in your feet Get periodic foot exams Seeing your foot and ankle surgeon regularly can help prevent diabetic foot complication Cut nails straight across and file the edges Don’t cut nails too short though Avoid tight elastic bands that reduce blood circulation Avoid washing feet with hot water, so use lukewarm water Keep your feet clean by washing them daily Moisturize your feet to prevent dry skin from itching or cracking Diabetes can cause serious issues...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

Nail Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...