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General Foot Health Brochures
Latest Information About General Foot Health Brochures:

Aging And Your Feet
According to the US National Center for Health Statistics, impairment of the lower extremities is a leading cause of activity limitation in older people. 

Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders.

Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes.

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. apma.org  

Children’s Feet
Information on healthy feet for your child. 

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the lives of about 16 million people in the United States.

Diabetic Wound Care
Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower
extremity amputations in the United States. 

Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. 

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems. 

Forefoot Surgery
Many foot problems do not respond to “conservative” management. Your podiatric physician can determine when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.

General Foot Health
Information on general foot health.

A hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Heel Pain
Heel pain has many causes. apma.org 

High Blood Pressure
It’s important to let your podiatrist know about high blood pressure. 

Leg Cramps
You might be surprised to learn that leg pain that develops during walking—and then goes away only with rest—can be caused by intermittent claudication (IC), a potentially disabling yet treatable medical condition. 

Nail Problems
Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases.

A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. 

Rearfoot Surgery
Many conditions can affect the back portion of the foot and ankle. Fortunately, many of these problems can be resolved through conservative treatments. However when pain persists or deformity occurs, surgical intervention can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of your foot or ankle. 

For a healthier, happier lifestyle, try walking — the most popular form of exercise. 

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. 


Sports Medicine Brochures
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Aerobics And Your Feet
The bottom line when undertaking an aerobic dance program is to be careful and responsible.

Baseball And Your Feet
Like all vigorous exercise, baseball and softball should be played sensibly and safely. 

Basketball and Your Feet
In basketball, tremendous pressure is exerted on the foot and ankle. 

Contact Sports And Your Feet
With proper conditioning, equipment, and technique, competitors in contact sports have successful, healthy playing seasons. 

Cycling And Your Feet
Cycling is more than just fun. It’s an extremely efficient way to keep in shape and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Exercise Walking And Your Feet
The fundamental health benefits of exercise walking are many.

Fitness And Your Feet
As you exercise, pay attention to what your body, including your feet, tells you. 

Golf And Your Feet
Good foot action is the mark of an accomplished golfer. 

Running And Your Feet
Nowhere is the miracle of the foot more clear than watching the human body in motion. 

Sports And Your Children’s Feet
Children’s sports used to mean baseball, basketball, or football. That’s changed.

Tennis And Your Feet
Tennis provides a total aerobic body workout, and regular play is a relatively safe and enjoyable way to stay fit. 

Winter Sports And Your Feet
Winter provides a fast track for fun and cardiovascular health. 


Beauty and Your Feet
Latest Information About Beauty and Your Feet:

All sites below are accessible on the APMA web site. 

Shoe Hollywood Stories – Celebrity Shoes
A Look at Hollywood’s Elite Feet

Shoe Hollywood Stories – The Sole Scoop
Top Foot Docs Reveal Answers to Common Questions

Shoe Hollywood Stories – Give Your Feet Star Treatment
15 Steps to Fabulous Summer Feet

Shoe Hollywood Stories – Personal Toe Training
Exercise and Massage Tips for Keeping Feet Healthy and Strong

Shoe Hollywood Stories – Profiles
Five Women Share Their Foot Health Stories

Shoe Hollywood Stories – Starting Your Child Off on the Right Foot
Top Ten Tips for Treating Children’s Feet


Walking and Your Feet
Latest Information About Walking and Your Feet:

All sites below accessible at the APMA web site.

Winning Best Walking Cities 2004
A list of the 12 winning U.S. walking cities for 2004’s competition

Walking Shoe Selection
A guide to choosing the right shoes for all ages, especially for walking

Alternatives to Walking
A list of other activities for those days when you need a little change of pace

Stretches for Exercise Walkers
Stretching tips and techniques to keep you on your feet

Walking Facts
Facts on the benefits of walking

Walking Tips for Seniors


Diabetes Foot Health Information
Latest Information About Diabetes Foot Health Information:

All sites below accessible at the APMA web site

Knock Your Socks Off! Checklist
A list of do’s and don’ts to keep your feet fit for life

Knock Your Socks Off! Frequently Asked Questions
A list of commonly asked questions about diabetes and foot care

Knock Your Socks Off! Foot Facts
Statistics and facts about diabetes and the feet



Our office can also supply and dispense durable medical equipment, such as immobilization boots, surgical shoes, prefabricated orthotics, night splints, and ankle braces. We plaster cast our patients for custom-molded orthotics. We also have the ability to fit our diabetic and arthritic patients with the highest quality extra-depth shoegear.

Our office is directly attached to Inova Loudoun Hospital. This convenient location allows patients easy access to radiology, CT, MRI, lab services, as well as, noninvasive vascular testing.

Call today to make an appointment- 703-858-3211 or email us at achillesfaac@comcast.net