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By Reston, Manassas & Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers
December 15, 2011
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Scanners  

Foot ScannersYour feet are the foundation of your entire body, supporting you when you stand, walk and run. But when your feet are functioning poorly, signs and symptoms of altered biomechanics usually result in pain, instability, and poor performance.

The good news is that a custom-made orthotic from Reston Podiatry Associates, LTD. can relieve your chronic foot pain by supporting the bone structures of your feet, allowing these structures to work together properly. Orthotics help correct structural problems and conditions such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis; arch pain; pain related to diabetes or age; and many other foot pains related to bunions, sprains and other conditions.

State-of-the-Art Foot Scanners from Reston Podiatry Associates, LTD.

Now when patients come into our Reston, Manassas & Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers offices, we can use our state-of-the-art foot scanner to provide a dynamic, biomechanic assessment of the foot. Our new foot scanning technology offers precise mapping of the contours of the feet, resulting in a more accurate orthotic fitting for each patient. The process is extremely fast and accurate, and using this advanced technology, we can create the most comfortable and suitable solution for the correction of your feet.

If you are experiencing foot pain or instability, visit Reston Podiatry Associates, LTD. for a thorough biomechanical assessment. After an evaluation of your foot, we can use our advanced foot scanning system to manufacture the best orthotic specifically for you and your feet.

If your feet hurt, your entire body hurts. At Reston Podiatry Associates, LTD. our goal is to design and fabricate the most effective custom orthotic devices to help relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery!


By Reston, Manassas & Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers
December 01, 2011
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Cryosurgery  

CryotherapyWhen your feet hurt, your entire body hurts, especially when you're suffering from painful neuromas or heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Generally, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or orthotics can effectively treat the pain. But when these conservative treatments aren't enough, chronic heel pain may require surgical treatment.

At Reston, Manassas & Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers we can treat irritating heel pain and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly with a new, fast-acting procedure known as Cryosurgery. For decades, this technique has been used for various areas of the body and is now proving to be very successful at helping treat and manage foot and ankle conditions.

The Procedure

Also known as Cryotherapy, Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed comfortably in our Reston, Manassas & Leesburg offices in just one appointment to alleviate pain and nerve problems of the foot.

Using localized freezing temperatures to deaden the irritated nerve, the treatment involves inserting a probe into the tissue of the foot. The extreme freezing temperatures produce an anesthetic effect, reducing inflammation to the site and causing a mild "numbing" effect for as long as it is applied. The freezing inactivates the nerve and, as a result, painful nerve irritation is relieved.

Benefits of Cryosurgery from Reston, Manassas & Leesburg Foot and Ankle Centers include:

  • Painless procedure
  • Use of local anesthetic
  • In-office performed procedure
  • Minimal to no down time from walking, work and other activities
  • Decreased use of pain medications that can cause complications
  • No stitches, hospitalization or sedation are required

Cryosurgery has proven to be an effective and popular alternative for treating many chronic and painful foot ailments that involve irritation of an isolated nerve of the foot. If you're looking to get rid of your heel pain, but haven't had much success with conservative treatments, visit our Reston, Manassas & Leesburg offices and find out if you are a good candidate for Cryosurgery.