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By Family Foot and Ankle Centers
April 18, 2014
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Reston   Fairfax   Ashburn   McLean   shoes  
orthotics reston foot doctorAt this point of the year, you might be concerned with snow and when this weather will change. However, during snowy weather or warm weather, you need to watch what shoes you wear. The shoes that you choose to wear can directly reflect in the health of your feet. From heel pain to bunions, Reston, Ashburn, Fairfax and McLean residents can experience painful conditions if they don’t choose the right shoes for their feet.  As podiatrists serving Reston and surrounding areas, we are available to help you choose the best shoe for your feet and your activity.

Women: What Shoes Should You Wear?

Are you wearing the best shoes for your feet? Do you ever end the day in immense pain and discomfort? If you do, that might be the biggest sign that you are not wearing the right shoe for your feet or activity. Women tend to inflict more punishment and pressure on their feet than anyone else.  Improper footwear worn by many women can bring about unnecessary foot problems that could have easily been avoided. And many of those foot problems are brought on as a result of wearing high heels.
Most importantly, the activity in which you may be participating in is vital in choosing what shoe to wear. By wearing the right shoe for your specific activity, it will protect your feet from harm.  Our Reston area podiatrists recommend that women should wear shoes that:
  • Have ties
  • Have a vibram type composite sole
  • Have a relatively wider heel

Men: What is Your Go-To Footwear?

The best shoes for men are an oxford style shoe, which are ordinarily associated with wing-tip or cap toe designs.  Slip-ons, dressy loafers and low dress boots are also suitable shoes for men to wear.  As you can see, though, the styles that men are capable of wearing are different than those women should be wearing.  As with women, men should buy specific shoes for work, leisure and special activities.  When buying shoes it is important to:
  • Have your feet measured while standing
  • Always try on both shoes while walking around
  • Buy for the bigger foot
  • Don’t buy shoes that need a “break-in” period
  • Select a shoe with a leather upper, stiff heel county, appropriate cushioning and flexibility
  • Don’t rely on the size of your last pair of shoes
Our Reston area foot doctors are specially trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot conditions.  By buying appropriate shoes you can further protect your feet from harm. Your feet carry a lot of pressure, therefore keeping them well-maintained is important for vitality and life.
By Family Foot and Ankle Centers
April 18, 2014
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Reston   Pampering   Fairfax   Ashburn   McLean  
reston, fairfax, mclean podiatristAs part of our podiatric practice, we offer The Nail Restoration Center so that you don’t ever have to hide your feet again. We want to help you feel confident in your own feet, and that is made possible through our pampering services in McLean, Fairfax and Reston such as laser toenail fungus treatment, nail reconstruction and medi-spa services.  Each of these services will help your feet look and feel so good that you will want to show them off year-round.
The advanced services we offer are:
  • Medi-Spa services for beautiful feet
  • Laser toenail fungus treatment
  • KeryFlex for nail reconstruction
  • Microdermabrasion with Silk Peel
  • Gel Pedicures to prevent fungal growth
  • Dysport or Botox treatments to reduce excessive sweating
  • Sterishoe Shoe Sanitizer for clean, odor-free shoes

Let’s Take a Closer Look at These Services

If you have been hiding your feet, we have just what you are looking for.  By visiting Family Foot and Ankle Centers in Ashburn, Fairfax, McLean or Reston, we can help you significantly improve the appearance of your feet. We want to help you understand your feet, which is why we have provided further information for you about a few of our services:

Microdermabrasion with Silk Peel

When your feet have calluses or other “rough” features, you might grow discouraged.  Thanks to advancements in podiatric care, we offer microdermabrasion with Silk Peel to improve the look and feel of your feet.  Microdermabrasion treatments are gentle and painless, as this procedure actually infuses your skin with nutrients while exfoliating the dead skin cells. With microdermabrasion, old, dead, dry skin and discolorations will be removed. 

Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment in Reston

With Pedilase, we can help eliminate your toenail fungus without the need for oral medications or ointments.  Pedilase utilizes a gentle beam of light to zap infection and clear your nails without any side effects.  This laser toenail fungus treatment is safe and quick for residents in Reston, Fairfax and McLean, among other areas, with little or no discomfort. 

Keep Your Shoes Germ-Free with SteriShoe

Whether you have toenail fungus, athete’s foot, diabetes, chronic shoe odor or other hygiene issues, SterioShoe shoe sanitizer helps to safely and effectively sanitize the inside of your shoes with germicidal ultraviolet (UVC) light.
Whether you are in need of toenail fungus treatment or diabetic foot care in Reston, Fairfax, McLean and other surrounding areas, we want to be your go to podiatrists for all of your foot needs.  With our Nail Restoration Center, we want to help you show off your feet and put an end to hiding them.  Contact one of our Reston area podiatrists for more information on our various pampering services.

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