Five myths about foot care

“Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way!”

Old wives’ tales and myths like that example are fun to laugh at. We believed them as children. “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.” But there are other myths that are no laughing matter, especially when they involve your health.

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Keep your feet safe at the gym!

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Alexandria, Virginia Podiatrist Lonny Nodelman, DPM, FACFAS offers tips for foot safety while at the gym.

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Ganglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst or “lump” is a common benign tumor seen in both the hands and the feet. This lesion will typically arise in communication with either a joint or tendon sheath (the anatomic structure that surrounds a tendon). The exact reason why they develop is not fully understood but it could be related to a traumatic event.

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Hammertoes

A hammertoe is a common condition whereby there is a contracture of one or more of the smaller toes. This is frequently treated by Dr. Lonny Nodelman in Alexandria, Virginia.

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