General Foot & Ankle Care

The foot and ankle are a complicated network of nerves, blood vessels, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Every step involves an intricate series of interactions between these tissues. Foot pain can be a clue to overall health. For example, joint stiffness can be caused by arthritis. Numbness and tingling can be caused by diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney, heart, or venous disease.

It is important to take care of your feet, so they can take care of you. They are needed to complete your work and keep you walking to keep you healthy, help circulation, reduce weight, increase strength and bone content. To keep feet healthy it is important to examine them regularly, wear comfortable shoes that fit, wash feet daily with soap and lukewarm water, and trim toenails straight across and not too short. Good foot care and regular foot checks are an important part of health care.

First, to protect the skin and the nails: Excessive moisture and darkness can result in fungal infections. Keep your shoes dry by not wearing the same pair two days in a row or use shoe trees. Use powder or antiperspirant to absorb moisture. Wear leather to let your feet breath. Do not sleep in socks. Dry well between toes to prevent interdigital moisture. Avoid going barefoot to avoid penetration by a foreign body.

Secondly, to help the musculoskeletal system: Wear a good supportive shoe when weight bearing. The shoe should have a good firm heel-counter and be replaced at one year or every 600 miles to maintain support and shock absorption. Shoes are designed for different foot types, high or low arch. See a Podiatrist if you are not sure of your foot type. They can also review exercises to improve foot function. Purchase shoes later in the day, when your foot is at the fullest to get a good fit.

If you have foot problems, be sure to call and make an appointment.

FASMA Doctors Performing This Specialty / Service

Dr. Ian Beiser

Washington, DC (19th Street)
Dr. Jason Birkel

Hampton, VA Newport News, VA
Dr. Man Cho

Reston, VA
Dr. Randall Contento

Gastonia
Dr. Elizabeth Daughtry

Cary, NC Dunn, NC
Dr. Louis DeFazio

Clarksville, MD
Dr. Reema Dua

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Dr. Mohammad Esmaili

Kensington, MD
Dr. Brian Futrell

Apex, NC Cary, NC
Dr. Adam Grahn

Greencastle, PA Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Brandy Grahn

Gettysburg, PA Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Allan Grossman

Harrisburg, PA
Dr. Richard Hauser

Cary, NC
Dr. Joel Kelly

Apex, NC Benson, NC
Dr. David Kirlin

Gastonia
Dr. Michelle Le

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Dr. Enzo J. Leone

Pasadena, MD
Podiatrist in Columbia, MD Dr. Andrew Liss

Columbia, MD Kensington, MD
Podiatrist Dr. Eric Masternick DPM Dr. Eric Masternick

Reston, VA
Dr. Ryan Meredith

Gastonia
Dr. Alexander Mount

Richmond, VA
Dr. Jenny Nguyen

Pasadena, MD
Dr. Jason Nolan

Cary, NC
Dr. Alex Olivera

Columbia, MD Kensington, MD
Dr. Jacob Panici

Cary, NC Dunn, NC
Dr. Robert Pica

Richmond, VA
Dr. Matthew Rien

Harrisburg, PA
Dr. Mark Roemer

Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Betsy F. Rosenthal

Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Seth Rubenstein

Reston, VA
Podiatrist Dr. Gina M. Saffo DPM Dr. Gina M. Saffo

Annapolis, MD Greenbelt, MD
Dr. Wagner Santiago

Gastonia
Dr. Sagar Shah

Colonial Heights, VA Richmond, VA
Dr. Urja Shah, DPM Dr. Urja Shah

Annapolis, MD Greenbelt, MD
Dr. Gregory Smith

Gettysburg, PA Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Mitchell Waskin

Richmond, VA
Dr. Daniel Yarmel

Harrisburg, PA Newport, PA

Locations

  1. Silver Spring, MD (Fenton)
    8630 Fenton Street Suite 1
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Phone: 301-587-5666
    Fax: 301-589-4479

  2. Washington, DC (1775 K Street)
    1775 K Street NW Suite 580
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-331-9727
    Fax: 202-887-0741

  3. Charlottesville, VA (Abbey Road)
    2050 Abbey Road Suite C
    Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Phone: 434-295-4443
    Fax: 434-295-8598

  4. Culpeper, VA
    530 Sunset Lane Suite A
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    Phone: 540-825-6113
    Fax: 540-825-4937

  5. Washington, DC (19th Street)
    1145 19th Street NW Suite 605
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-833-9109
    Fax: 202-833-5762

  6. Clarksville, MD
    6100 Day Long Lane Suite 208
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    Phone: 443-535-8770
    Fax: 443-535-8775

  7. Mt Airy, MD (South)
    1502 S. Main Street Suite 307
    Mt Airy, MD 21771
    Phone: 301-829-2244
    Fax: 833-915-0243

  8. Frederick, MD (Thomas Johnson Drive)
    63 Thomas Johnson Dr Suite C
    Frederick, MD 21702
    Phone: 301-696-0818
    Fax: 301-696-8872

  9. Hampton, VA
    2210 Executive Drive Suite E
    Hampton, VA 23666
    Phone: 757-896-8800
    Fax: 757-896-8832

  10. Newport News, VA
    754 McGuire Place
    Newport News, VA 23601
    Phone: 757-599-5710
    Fax: 757-591-0522

  11. Holly Springs, NC
    1004 Werrington Drive, Ste. 300
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  12. Raleigh, NC (Millbrook)
    1418 E. Millbrook Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  13. Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd)
    15215 Shady Grove Rd Suite 307
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Phone: 240-268-7450
    Fax: 301-949-8833

  14. Wheaton, MD
    2730 University Blvd. W. Suite 1000
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: 301-949-3668
    Fax: 301-949-8833

  15. Charlottesville, VA (Rio East Ct)
    887 Rio East Ct. Suite A
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Phone: 434-979-8116
    Fax: 434-979-8880

  16. Fishersville, VA
    66 Parkway Lane Suite 102
    Fishersville, VA 22939
    Phone: 540-949-5150
    Fax: 540-932-8535

  17. Reston, VA
    1860 Town Center Drive Suite 220
    Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: 703-391-0211
    Fax: 703-880-1192

  18. Gastonia
    251 Wilmot Dr
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    Phone: 704-861-0425

  19. Cary, NC
    103 Parkway Office Court Suite 100
    Cary, NC 27518
    Phone: 919-481-3338
    Fax: 919-467-2436

  20. Dunn, NC
    700 Tilghman Drive Suite 722
    Dunn, NC 28334
    Phone: 910-892-3338
    Fax: 910-892-2706

  21. Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
    11801 Rockville Pike Suite 105
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Phone: 301-881-6222
    Fax: 301-881-1639

  22. Kensington, MD
    10901 Connecticut Avenue Suite 200
    Kensington, MD 20895
    Phone: 301-949-2000
    Fax: 301-949-2002

  23. Chevy Chase, MD
    5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 945
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Phone: 301-913-5225
    Fax: 301-913-9145

  24. Washington, DC (2021 K Street)
    2021 K Street NW Suite 520
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-223-4616
    Fax: 202-223-0740

  25. Silver Spring, MD (International Drive)
    3801 International Drive Suite 204
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: 301-598-0130
    Fax: 301-598-5091

  26. Apex, NC
    1001 Pemberton Hill Road Suite 102
    Apex, NC 27502
    Phone: 919-363-3310
    Fax: 919-363-3370

  27. Frederick, MD (Solarex Ct)
    604 Solarex Court Suite 103
    Frederick, MD 21703
    Phone: 301-698-9260
    Fax: 301-698-8962

  28. Greencastle, PA
    50 Eastern Ave Suite 122
    Greencastle, PA 17225
    Phone: 717-643-0795
    Fax: 717-643-0833

  29. Hagerstown, MD
    11110 Medical Campus Road Suite 100
    Hagerstown, MD 21742
    Phone: 301-739-1575
    Fax: 301-739-1578

  30. Gettysburg, PA
    506 W. Middle Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Phone: 717-778-3338
    Fax: 717-778-3340

  31. Harrisburg, PA
    4033 Linglestown Road Suite 1
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    Phone: 717-651-0000

  32. McConnellsburg, PA
    214 Peach Orchard Road
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Phone: 301-739-1575
    Fax: 301-739-1578

  33. Silver Spring, MD (MedStar-Leisure World)
    3305 N Leisure World Blvd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: 301-598-0130
    Fax: 301-598-5091

  34. Benson, NC
    1 Medical Drive
    Benson, NC 27504
    Phone: 919-363-3310
    Fax: 919-363-3370

  35. Pasadena, MD
    8155 Ritchie Highway Suite B
    Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone: 410-768-5800
    Fax: 410-768-5806

  36. Charlotte, NC (Myers Park)
    717 S. Torrence St.
    Charlotte, NC 28204
    Phone: 704-334-8682

  37. Charlotte, NC (South Charlotte)
    10370 Park Rd. #100
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    Phone: 704-542-8253

  38. Columbia, MD
    11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 204
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Phone: 410-730-2623
    Fax: 410-992-4779

  39. Annapolis, MD
    129 Lubrano Drive Suite 303
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Phone: 410-266-7575
    Fax: 410-266-7366

  40. Silver Spring, MD (White Oak)
    2415 Musgrove Road Suite 103
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
    Phone: 301-384-6500
    Fax: 301-384-6670

  41. Richmond, VA
    1465 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: 804-320-3668
    Fax: 804-320-2600

  42. Huntersville, NC
    16419 Northcross Dr Suite A
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    Phone: 704-987-9585

  43. Carrollton, VA
    13609 Carrollton Boulevard Suite 11
    Carrollton, VA 23314
    Phone: 757-238-9600
    Fax: 757-238-8750

  44. Greenbelt, MD
    7501 Greenway Center Dr Suite 810
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Phone: 301-577-4464
    Fax: 301-577-4702

  45. Orange, VA
    175-C Spicers Mill Road
    Orange, VA 22960
    Phone: 540-672-1402
    Fax: 540-825-4937

  46. Colonial Heights, VA
    4730 Puddledock Rd.
    Prince George, VA 23875
    Phone: 804-320-3668

  47. Mooresville, NC
    206 Joe Knox Avenue Suite D
    Mooresville, NC 28117
    Phone: 704-235-0474
    Fax: 704-660-3987

  48. Mountain Island, NC
    10310 Couloak Drive Suite 200
    Charlotte, NC 28216
    Phone: 704-971-4000
    Fax: 704-971-2379

  49. Mechanicsburg, PA
    2025 Technology Parkway Suite 201
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    Phone: 717-651-0000

  50. Newport, PA
    300 Bretz Ct
    Newport, PA 17074
    Phone: 717-651-0000