Benefits of Treating Fungal Nails with Laser Treatment


Fungal nail infections, also known as onychomycosis, can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition to deal with. Itchy, discolored nails can cause self-consciousness and discomfort. While there are various treatment options available, one approach that has gained popularity in recent years is laser treatment. This article will explore the benefits of treating fungal nails with laser therapy and why it is becoming a preferred choice for both patients and podiatrists. 

29 November 2023

5 Diabetic Foot Care Tips


Diabetes unfortunately can affect many parts of your body, including your feet. As a diabetic, you may be prone to cuts, sores, and infections in your feet. That is why it is extra important to take your foot care seriously. Then, you can avoid complications. Here are a few good diabetic foot care tips to follow. Wear Shoes That Fit Properly Although everyone should wear shoes that fit properly, it is especially crucial for diabetics.

27 April 2023

Need Hammer Toe Surgery? The Benefits Of Implants Over Pins


If you have a mild or moderate hammer toe case, then it may be corrected with splints or medical tape; but more serious cases may require surgery. A common surgery for hammer toes is a proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fusion. During this procedure, a podiatrist would remove deformed portions of bone, fuse the remaining bone together, and then pin the toes in a straightened position while they heal. While pins can be used for PIP joint fusion, some patients may want to opt for implants instead.

7 September 2022

Heel Pain Treatments That Reduce Pain And Swelling So You Can Resume A Normal Life


Heel pain is one of the most annoying ailments you can have since the pain is aggravated with each step. The problem is so many things can cause heel pain that you may need help from a podiatrist to diagnose the cause and recommend the best treatment. Here are some heel pain treatments your doctor might recommend. Orthotic Inserts Orthotic inserts slip in your shoes and they provide padding or corrective treatment for a gait problem.

19 November 2021

5 Tips To Get Plantar Fasciitis Relief


Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation in your plantar fascia. The condition can lead to severe pain in the bottom of your foot and is more common among obese people, factory workers, and individuals with flat feet. Without proper treatment, plantar fasciitis can make it difficult to perform everyday activities. Here are a few different ways to get plantar fasciitis relief. Perform Stretches If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, performing regular stretches may be helpful.

25 August 2021

When You Should See A Foot Specialist?


Foot specialists specialize in just matters of the feet. This means when you have foot issues, you're better off going to a foot doctor, as opposed to going to a family physician, for help with your issue. If you go to your family doctor, you may have a longer period of time to figure out what exactly is wrong with your feet, and may ultimately be sent to a podiatrist anyway.

29 January 2021

Got Blisters? What You Can Do About It


Small pockets of fluid, which are known as blisters, can form on your feet, and they can be incredibly painful. These blisters can be caused by a number of things, such as burns, friction, contact with irritants, and autoimmune conditions. With treatment of these blisters, you can heal them, alleviate the pain you are experiencing, and prevent possible infections. Keep reading to learn what you need to do when blisters are constantly popping up on your feet.

23 July 2020

What To Expect With Bunion Surgery


A bunion is a painful foot condition that occurs when the side of the foot rubs or is squished in shoes that aren't properly fitting. The side of the big toe forms a bony bump near the joint that can be very painful. The bunion is usually red on the outside of the foot and can cause your shoes to be even more ill-fitting. This condition can cause a deformity of the big toe and push it into the next toe.

2 September 2019

Foot Care Tips For Your Child


You do what you can to protect your own feet and do what needs to be done in order to heal your feet, but how often do you look at your child's feet? Your child could have athlete's foot and other foot fungus, blisters, peeling feet or other issues. Read on for tips to care for your child's feet. Be Sure Shoes Fit Properly You know when your shoes don't fit just right, but your child may not understand this.

24 January 2019

Have A Foot Fungus That Won't Go Away? See An Expert And Try The Newest Treatment Options


If you have had a problem treating a foot fungus and you aren't able to get rid of it, even with the help of a prescription, it's time to seek the help of a podiatrist. Here are some of the things for you to inquire about at your appointment, to make sure that you are trying everything possible to get rid of the fungus or infection. Here are some of the things that could work for you.

17 October 2018