Physicians Colocation -allowing our physicians and professional staff members to work together on health issues and provide our patients with a scientific, emotional, spiritual, and logical approach to health care.


“The laser slightly warmed my toes, the treatment didn't hurt at all and took under ten minutes for all of my toes. Now i know why they call it the Q-Clear Q-Switch procedure!”

Do your toenails appear yellow, brittle or thickened?
Then perhaps you suffer from a toenail infection, a condition that will continue to worsen over time if measures are not taken to stop the infection. Pain in your toenails might be an end result. Toenail infections can be caused by heavy foot perspiration, poor shoe/sock ventilation or walking barefoot in damp areas such as a gym or locker room. Until now, the only solutions for unsightly toenail infections were to surgically remove the nail and apply topical treatments, which have a known poor success rate; or more recently, prescription medications, which have many potentially dangerous side effects and require blood tests.

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Q- Clear, Laser Treatment for Ugly Nail Syndrome.

Please call our office at (703) 466-0455 to schedule an appointment. Get ready for summer days!!!!

Our handsome CEO. ( But, please don't tell him we believe he is handsome)!!!

One of our lovely podiatry patients...Shoshana....We love you Shoshana! thank you for sharing this pic with us and brightening our day!!!!

Dr. Young, our Chief Physician at one of the several retirement facilities..

At PHS lovebirds enjoy a foot bath!!! Please come over so you can enjoy one too!

Our Diabetic Shoes.. But,---You don't have to be diabetic to have comfort? just come and browse our large shoe display, get your feet meassured and order the shoes you like...THAT SIMPLE.

At Leisure World in Leesburg, VA... Do we even have to say...Suuccceeesssss!

Here in this pic, our team is ready for a podiatry/chiropractic presentation at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community, in Ashburn VA.

How do you spell?>>>>S>U>C>C>E>S>S>.......

[10/10/11]   Shoes

People are constantly on the go and this puts strain on our lower extremities. With that strain on the legs, knees, ankles, and feet comes problems, all of which can be a result of poorly fitted shoes. Making a wise choice for what we wear on our feet can change or better the condition of several areas of the body.
The cost of surgery to correct foot problems from tight-fitting shoes is $2 billion a year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS). If the surgery required time off from work and recovery time was included in the calculation, the cost would be $3.5 billion. With that in mind, PHS has provided some helpful tips on types of shoes to best fit your lifestyle and what to look for when shopping.

Facts About Shoes

General Tips:

Some serious foot disorders, and even more common conditions, can be linked to one avoidable thing: inappropriate, poor quality or ill-fitting shoes. Any podiatrist will tell you that a good quality, properly fitting shoe pays big dividends for your feet down the road. When shopping for shoes, always make sure to not force your feet in order to conform to the shape of a pair of shoes.

The most important quality to look for in shoes is durable construction that will protect your feet and keep them comfortable. Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders.

The Fitting:

Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of foot problems. Use this guide when you shop for shoes:
• Try on new shoes at the end of the day. Your feet normally swell and become larger after standing or sitting during the day.
• Have both feet measured every time you purchase shoes. Your foot size increases as you get older.
• Sizes vary among shoe brands and styles. Judge a shoe by how it fits on your foot—not by the marked size.
• Fit new shoes to your largest foot. Most people have one foot larger than the other.
• If the shoes feel too tight, don’t buy them. There is no such thing as a “break-in period.”
• Shoes should be fitted carefully to your heel as well as your toes. You should have a few millimeters space in both the heel and toe area to allow for flexing in the shoe when walking. Your toes should not touch the wall at the front nor should your heel touch the back. Other than comfort this will also improve the longevity of your shoes.
• There should be a half-inch of space from the end of your longest toe to the end of the shoe.
• When the shoe is on your foot, you should be able to freely wiggle all of your toes.
• Try on both shoes.
• Walk around in the shoes to make sure they fit well and feel comfortable.
• Women should not wear a shoe with a heel higher than 2 1/4 inches.
• Most high heeled-shoes have a pointed or narrow toe box that crowds the toes and forces them into an unnatural triangular shape. As heel height increases, the pressure under the ball of the foot may double, placing greater pressure on the forefoot as it is forced into the pointed toe box.

Anatomy of the Shoe

A shoe has many different components. If you understand basic shoe construction, you can make a more informed decision from among the thousands of available styles.

The toe box is the tip of the shoe that provides space for the toes. Toe boxes are either rounded or pointed and will determine the amount of space provided for the toes.

The vamp is the upper middle part of the shoe where the laces are commonly placed. Sometimes Velcro is used instead of laces.

The sole consists of an insole and an outsole. The insole is inside the shoe; the outsole contacts the ground. The softer the sole, the greater the shoe’s ability to absorb shock.

The heel is the bottom part of the rear of the shoe that provides elevation. The higher the heel of the shoe, the greater the pressure on the front of the foot.

The last is the part of the shoe that curves in slightly near the arch of the foot to conform to the average foot shape. This curve enables you to tell the right shoe from the left.

The material from which the shoe is made can affect fit and comfort. Softer materials, such as canvas, decrease the amount of pressure the shoe places on the foot. Stiff materials, like leather, can cause blisters. A counter (hard material) may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and give support to the foot.





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