PROBLEM: ankle twist or sprain; instability and difficulty walking
SOLUTION: try a wider, flatter wedge; look for a rubber sole with good traction
PROBLEM: increased pressure on toes; bunions and hammer toes
SOLUTION: wear only for short periods of time; use an APMA-accepted insert
Flats and Slides
PROBLEM: arch and heel pain; inadequate cushioning and foot support
SOLUTION: avoid prolonged wear; try cushioned inserts for shock absorption; select a sole that doesn't twist excessively
Platforms and High Heels
PROBLEM: pain in the ball of the foot and ankle injuries
SOLUTION: wear lower, more stable heels (less than two inches); use an APMA-accepted insert
Gladiator and Strappy Sandals
PROBLEM: irritation between toes; callus and dead skin build-up around the heels; lack of support and shock absorption
SOLUTION: select natural materials such a soft, supple leather; ensure proper fit with no toes or heels hanging off the edge
Please stop by one of our office locations where our certified shoe fitters can get you the shoes you want from our shoe stores at each location.
To prevent infections from nail salons or spas and to provide Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care® we are pleased to announce that we have started to perform Foot Facials or medical grade pedicures and manicures in our offices!
A one hour Foot Facial is relaxing and safe. We are providing this service to you as a safe alternative to salon’s that may not sterilize their equipment or use dirty products on your feet. We use organic and/or natural products that clean and moisturize your skin and your nails. A natural nail polish with no harsh chemicals can be used or your nails can be buffed to a shine. You will enjoy a calf massage and scrub in a clean, safe and sterile environment. Nothing that touches you will touch another. Our sterilization process is so thorough that it has been published in scientific journals. We’ve analyzed every aspect of this process from the metal used in the basin, the ingredients in the products to the shape and texture of the products and instruments used. Bottom line: your feet will look and feel great and I’ll make sure you’re safe. Please call now to schedule your 1 hour Foot Facial today! A manicure and pedicure are about 1.5 hours and extremely relaxing.
Come visit one of our Centers of Excellence:
*Nail Care Center of Excellence
*Heel Pain Center of Excellence
*Neuropathy Center of Excellence
*Wound Care Center of Excellence
Falls Prevention Center of Excellence
We provide Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Care® to our patients with offices in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland. From basic care of ingrown toenails, heel pain and warts to reconstructive procedures and management of complex pain conditions, we provide a one-stop shop for all your needs. For your convenience, all recommended medicines and foot-care products are available through our in-office store and information can be gained through our continually updated website at www.rfainstitute.com. Same day and emergency appointments are available without a wait. Our staff is approachable and knowledgeable with a willingness to help and solve your foot and ankle problems. We focus on conservative, non-surgical treatment and exhaust these options prior to recommending surgery. If you need surgery we have advanced training in all types of foot and ankle surgery to ensure your optimal outcome with an onsite ambulatory surgical center. Our providers work with you as a partner by listening to and educating you about treatment options so you can make an informed choice in your health management. We offer the latest technology in digital radiography and ultrasound equipment, electronic medical records, on site surgery center, shoe stores, medical equipment and lasers. We have a wound care center, surgery center, fall prevention center, heel pain center and nail care center on site all under one roof for your convenience. We have the latest treatments including the laser that treats toenail fungus and is cleared for this indication by the FDA.
For further information about foot or ankle conditions, contact one of our foot and ankle surgeons at the Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC. Visit us on the web at www.rfainstitute.com or make an appointment with one of our state of the art offices in Maryland:
Hagerstown 301.797.8554, 1150 Professional Court, Suite C, 21740
Frederick 301.418.6014, 2100 Old Farm Drive, Suite D, 21702