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Category Archives: Foot and Ankle

12 Nov, 2018

Want to get rid of that nagging foot pain for good?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT A lot of people don’t like feet and don’t give much thought to their feet, but our feet and ankles do a lot for us. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are hiking through the rugged mountain trails or through the shifting sands

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5 Nov, 2018

Is balancing on one foot difficult for you?

Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot when you take your first few steps in the morning? Does your ankle feel unstable or painful when you’re walking or running? Do you have difficulty balancing on one foot without holding onto something for support? These are all signs of common

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23 Oct, 2018

What runners, dancers and high arches all have in common

By Devin Wurman, DPT Have you ever gotten up in the morning and felt pain in your heel when you put your foot down on the floor? You’re probably wondering why your foot would hurt after you’ve been off your feet and sleeping all night. One of the most common causes of heel pain is

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11 Oct, 2018

Ever stepped off a curb incorrectly?

Have you ever “rolled” your ankle? Chances are that you have, because what is commonly referred to as a “rolled ankle” or ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that people experience. Once an ankle is sprained the chances that someone will sprain it again are raised dramatically. Fortunately there are steps that

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4 Sep, 2018

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Plantar Fasciitis is one of the more common foot injuries we see here at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center.  The pain can be caused by injury or an insidious onset. Some of the most common symptoms include stabbing or dull pain on bottom of foot or by the heel, many times greater

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6 Aug, 2018

Take Steps To Treating Lower Extremity Problems

By Jessica Freedman, ATC When is the last time you could walk the dog, go shopping, take your kids to the amusement park, go for a run, or even just stand for prolonged periods of time without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that

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23 Jul, 2018

Shoes, arch supports and heel cups

By Kate Zanoni, LPTA We get inquiries from patients all the time regarding footwear, flip flops and arch supports. Which type of shoes is right for you? Well, there is no one-shoe-fits all. The answer is more involved and depends upon your foot structure, your activity/sport, your gait pattern and your goals. Not all flip

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10 Jul, 2018

Sprains, Strains and Automobiles

Have you ever “rolled” your ankle? Chances are that you have, because what is commonly referred to as a “rolled ankle” or ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that people experience. It’s important to know though that once an ankle is sprained, the chances of re-spraining it go up dramatically. Fortunately, there

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3 Jul, 2018

Flip flops or ‘Flip Nots’?

By Cierra Washington, ATC It’s 90 degrees outside, the suns is beaming and you’re ready to head out and enjoy the day. As you’re heading out the door though, you’re faced with a dilemma: sneakers or flip flops? Of course, you want to choose your flip flops. They keep your feet cool, you can put

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27 Jun, 2018

Step on Lower Extremity Problems

By Rachel Herrmann, DPT A lot of people don’t like feet and don’t give much thought to their feet, but our feet and ankles do a lot for us. They help propel us as we walk, they help us stay level when we are hiking through the rugged mountain trails or through the shifting sands

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