Do I Really Need a Podiatrist for an Ingrown Toenail?

ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenails can cause pain and become infected, which can lead to even more severe problems. Most people try to deal with them on their own and avoid going to a podiatrist. They walk around with throbbing pain that is excruciating. At District Foot and Ankle, we see patients who have gone far too long … Read more

Looking for a Podiatrist in Alexandria Va.?

Are you looking for a Podiatrist in Alexandria VA.? Finding a new physician can be a daunting challenge. May we suggest you consider the following as you do your due diligence: Does the doctor specialize in the services you are looking for? Where did the doctor receive his/her medical degree and residency training? Does the … Read more

Achilles’ Tendon Disorders

The Achilles’ tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body.

Lets start with some basic anatomy. Another name for this tendon is the triceps surae. The reason for this is because there are three muscle in the back of the leg that contribute to formation of this tendon. These include the gastrocnemius muscle (see my blog post on heel pain and the utility of the Baumann procedure), the soleus muscle and the plantaris muscle (not everyone has this muscle).

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