FASMA Podiatrist Dr. Gene S. Mirkin Featured in American Running Association Running & Fit Newsletter

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Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, has 32 doctors in 21 locations. Our doctors stay on top of current news and events and are frequently featured in articles and news releases throughout the area.

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Symptoms can be cramping, burning, and/or feeling like an ice pick is being pushed between the toes. Usually, relief is obtained by removing the shoe and massaging the area.

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) podiatrist Dr. Gene Mirkin (Kensington, Silver Spring/White Oak, and Columbia Divisions) was featured in the November/December volume of the Running & Fit Newsletter presented by the American Running Association. Dr. Mirkin responded to an inquiry about long-running toe pain, providing possible diagnoses and treatment options:

“If you have pain between the third and fourth toes, you most likely have a Morton's neuroma. This is swelling or scarring of the nerve. Symptoms can be cramping, burning, and/or feeling like an ice pick is being pushed between the toes. Usually, relief is obtained by removing the shoe and massaging the area. Other possible diagnoses include metatarsalgia, bursitis, capsulitis, ganglion cyst, or even a stress fracture. After 18 months, this should be looked at by a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist.”

To read the rest of Dr. Mirkin’s response, as well as the entire Running & Fit newsletter, please click here.

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is a diverse group of foot and ankle specialists, dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive foot and ankle care to all patients in a warm and caring environment. FASMA doctors provide a full scope of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, emphasizing open communication and education. It is FASMA’s aim to relieve every one of our patients of pain, and allow a return to a high level of function as quickly as possible. FASMA works with our patients’ other doctors to ensure good health and continuity of care for each patient.

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