From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Potomac Podiatry Group PLLC is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
We diagnose and treat a variety of podiatric conditions, including the following:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Ankle Sprain
- Athlete's foot
- Cartilage Reconstruction
- Calluses / corns
- Charcot foot
- Denovo cartilage replacement
- Diabetic foot care
- Foot & Ankle Surgery
- Flatfoot (fallen arches)
- Haglund's deformity
- Hallux Rigidus
- Heel pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Metatarsal fracture
- miniBunionTM Surgery
- Morton's neuroma
- Onychomycosis (nail fungus)
- Pediatric foot care
- Peroneal Tendon Injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Posterior tibial dysfunction
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Running injuries
- Talar Dome Lesion
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Tailor's bunion
- Toe deformities
- Total ankle replacement
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
If you are suffering from a foot problem, you are not alone. Four out of five adults eventually experience some type of foot problem. The human foot is a complex structure, consisting of 26 bones and 33 joints in addition to multiple arches and numerous tendons, muscles and ligaments. Since this delicate structure has to support the weight of the human body, it is no wonder that people suffer from such a variety of foot-related problems.
Our podiatrists are well trained and qualified to help you get relief from your discomfort. Our office staff is courteous and knowledgeable and available to assist you from the moment you first contact us.
Our areas of surgical expertise include the following:
- Bunion Surgery
- Correction of Hammertoes
- Management of Heel Spurs
- Removal of Bone Spurs
- Correction of Flat or High-Arch Feet
- Treatment of Ankle & Foot Fractures
- Diabetic Wound & Ulcer Care
- Management of Infections
- Joint Replacement Surgeries for the Foot
- Management of Athletic Injuries
- Treatment of Nerve Injuries & Entrapments of the Foot Total Ankle Replacement
- Arthroscopic Foot & Ankle Surgery
- Endoscopic heel Surgery
- Treatment of Ankle & Foot Tumors
Our patients come to the office approximately one week prior to their scheduled date of surgery to complete the necessary forms and consents and have the appropriate examinations and laboratory tests performed. Once everything has been completed and reviewed, the surgery date is confirmed.
On the day of surgery, the patient is accompanied by a friend or family member to drive them home. The patient is escorted by our staff to the surgical suite. Depending on the type of procedure to be performed, the patient may be given a mild sedation, which is administered by a qualified anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist. After surgery, the patient is monitored in recovery until it is time to go home. After recovery, the doctor discusses the case and reviews the postoperative x-rays with the patient.
*Each of our doctors are strong advocates of preventive medicine and gives freely of his time for complete patient education.
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. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Read More...