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By Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
August 28, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Elderly Podiatry  

What your foot doctor in Alexandria, VA, wants you to know about geriatric foot care


Elderly Foot CareYour body goes through a lot of changes as you age, and your feet do too. It’s important to take care of your feet so they can carry you through your life. Your foot doctor, Dr. Angelo Pace, at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center wants to share the facts about taking care of your aging feet. He has two convenient office locations in Alexandria, VA, to help you take care of your feet.

First, you need to know some of the changes you and your feet will experience as you age. Consider that aging causes:

  • Thinner skin, so your feet may get injured easily
  • Stiffer joints, so your feet may not be as flexible
  • Flatter arches, so your feet will become wider and longer

You may also be at increased risk for medical conditions like these:

  • Weight gain, which can cause increased stress on your feet
  • Arthritis, which can make your bones and joints painful
  • Diabetes, which can cause nerve pain and decrease healing
  • Osteoporosis, which can increase risk of fractures

So, how do you take care of your aging feet? There are several simple things you can do to keep your feet in excellent shape. Remember to:

  • Avoid going barefoot
  • Wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day
  • Apply moisturizing cream or lotion on clean, dry feet
  • Examine your feet every day and look for injuries or problems
  • Keep toenails trimmed straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Stretch arches, ankles and toes every day to stay flexible
  • Always wear moisture-wicking socks and supportive shoes

It’s important to take care of your feet as you get older, and it’s easy too. It only takes a few minutes to protect your feet. Your foot doctor can help, so call Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA, today!

By Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
July 23, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics  

Orthotics are special inserts placed inside the shoes to correct a variety of foot problems, as well as alleviate the pain or discomfort orthoticsassociated with those conditions. Some types of orthotics are available over-the-counter, but they only treat minor symptoms. Custom orthotics are available through your podiatrist and can treat a wider range of foot problems, as well as provide superior results versus over-the-counter products. At Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Angelo Pace is your Alexandria, VA, foot doctor for custom orthotics.

What Are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are special shoe inserts customized to your feet for correcting a specific foot condition or problem. Some custom orthotics provide cushioning to protect your feet from the impact of such activities as running, walking, or exercising. Other types of custom orthotics provide additional support in the arch of the foot for patients with insufficient natural arches. Custom orthotics correct foot positioning and alleviate foot strain. Incorrect foot positioning puts a strain on the feet and leads to pain and discomfort.

Your Alexandria foot doctor can recommend the appropriate type of custom orthotic for you. Custom orthotics are available in three main types:

  • Rigid Orthotics — Correct and control foot positioning when walking and alleviate pain and discomfort in the legs and lower back.
  • Semi-Rigid Orthotics — Correct foot positioning and improve foot balance while participating in athletic activities. Also helpful for treating children with flat feet.
  • Soft Orthotics — Provide cushioned support, absorb shock, and alleviate pressure on sensitive areas, such as the balls of the feet. An effective option for patients with diabetes, arthritis in the feet, or foot deformities.

Custom orthotics are right for you if you suffer from any type of foot condition that is putting a strain on your feet and causing pain and discomfort. Custom orthotics are perfectly tailored to your feet and can be used to treat a variety of foot conditions. To learn more about how custom orthotics can help you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pace, your Alexandria, VA, foot doctor, by calling Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center at (703) 971-7100.

By Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
April 24, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: ankle sprain  

Have you ever experienced an ankle sprain?ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are a painful, debilitating condition that may lead to other severe foot problems when not addressed as soon as possible. If you're experiencing ankle pain, you'll need to talk to your Alexandria, VA, foot doctor, Dr. Angelo Pace, for more information.

More About Ankle Sprains and What Causes Them:

Ankle sprains are one of the most common foot injuries. There are several things that lead to ankle sprains, such as ankles twisting inward due to an unexpected movement and/or a tear, or stretch in one or more of your ligaments. Other reasons include:

  • Loss of balance
  • Walking and/or running on uneven surfaces
  • Trauma and injury due to sports

Ankle sprains are usually accompanied by:

  • swelling
  • limping
  • severe pain
  • bruising
  • limited range of motion
  • ankle instability
  • tenderness

You may confuse bone fractures and ankle sprains, which is why you need to go see your doctor as soon as possible. This is extremely important to prevent severe long-term repercussions. Only your Alexandria doctor can properly diagnose an ankle sprain. Dr. Angelo Pace uses an x-ray to examine your ankle and detect the exact problem.

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

Rehabilitating your ankle after you can stand on it is necessary. Your foot doctor will provide you with certain exercises to strengthen your flexibility, muscles, ligaments, coordination, and balance.

Treating your sprained ankle properly will increase the rate of your recovery. All you need to remember is RICE: rest, ice, compress, and elevate your ankles.

In addition to RICE, avoid overexerting your ankle. Walking, jogging, running, and other activities will come back after your rehabilitation and recovery process.

Do you need a consultation?

For more information on how to deal with sprained ankles, just call your Alexandria, VA, foot doctor, Dr. Angelo Pace, today at (703) 971-7100.

By Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
March 27, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

Find out how to get your heel pain under control.heel pain

Is heel pain keeping you from your favorite activities? Not sure the last time you were able to lace up and go for a run without experiencing pain? If heel pain is affecting you then it’s time you turned to our Alexandria, VA, podiatrist, Dr. Angelo Pace, to find out what’s going on so you can nip the problem in the bud and get back to what really matters.

Causes of Heel Pain

There are many reasons someone might develop heel pain. Of course, while this problem can happen to anyone it more commonly occurs in athletes/runners and those who are overweight. The two most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs the length of the feet, to become inflamed and irritated. This is usually not the result of an injury but rather gradual overuse. Of course, if you happen to suddenly increase the intensity or duration of a workout this too can result in plantar fasciitis.

Achilles tendonitis is the result of tiny microtears in the tendon that do not heal properly. Over time, these microtears weaken the tendon and cause pain, swelling, and other problems for the sufferer. Achilles tendonitis causes pain above the heel rather than under it or near the arches like plantar fasciitis does.

Other causes of heel pain include:

  • Heel spur
  • Heel bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Heel pain inflammation
  • Severs disease
  • Stress fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Poor circulation
  • Bone bruise
  • Bone cyst
  • Morton’s neuroma

Treatment Options

How our Alexandria foot doctor treats your heel pain will depend entirely on the root cause. During your evaluation we will perform a physical evaluation, potentially run imaging tests and ask you questions regarding your heel pain. Once we determine the cause we will create an individualized treatment plan to cater to your needs.

Sometimes simple conservative measures such as over-the-counter pain medications, bracing or splinting, wearing shoe inserts, and resting and icing the heel is enough to manage symptoms until the condition goes away. Other times more aggressive measures such as corticosteroid injections, shockwave therapy or surgery are necessary if symptoms don’t improve with at-home treatment options.

With two offices in Alexandria, VA, Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center is here to provide you with the podiatric care you need to get back on your feet. Don’t let heel pain keep you down. Call our office today.

By Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center
December 29, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Bunion  

Bunions can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and disruptive to your everyday life. Bunions are a common problem with the big toe's first joint, Bunionsand often associated with genetics, footwear that unnaturally crowds the toes, or a combination of the two. People with arthritis are also prone to developing bunions. Once your bunion has been diagnosed by Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA, your treatment will be tailored to your needs. To learn more about the various bunion treatments available, read on.

Pain relief

Bunions that form due to arthritis often ache or throb. To combat this, your Alexandria podiatrist might suggest taking over-the-counter analgesics to help with the pain and swelling. Propping your foot up and alternating ice and heat application directly on your toe can also help make you more comfortable.

Footwear and correctors

Sometimes the best bunion treatment can be a new pair of shoes! If your bunion isn't advanced, your feet may respond well to a wider, more comfortable shoe with plenty of room in the toe box. Your Alexandria podiatrist can also make recommendations for bunion pads, cushions, or splints that can help realign your toe over time and prevent friction from the inside of your shoe. You should work with Dr. Pace when wearing bunion correction devices to make sure you're using them properly.


Severely painful bunions that are unresponsive to conservative treatments may need surgery. For this treatment, your Alexandria podiatrist removes and repositions the structures inside the affected toe.

If you think you need bunion treatment, contact Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angelo Pace today!

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Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center is a podiatrist focusing on podiatric procedures such as bunions, heel pain, and orthotics.
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