Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes, however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is the most common location for this condition, but other toes can also become affected.
You should see a podiatrist immediately if any drainage or excessive redness is present around the toenail. If you have diabetes or poor circulation, you should seek immediate treatment at the first signs of an ingrown toenail, as it can lead to more severe complications.
Heel pain is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) which place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. The stress may also result from injury, or a bruise incurred while walking, running, or jumping on hard surfaces; wearing poorly constructed footwear; or being overweight. However, heel pain can be the result of a stress fracture, which requires different treatment. We can determine the appropriate treatment based on examination and imaging with x-rays, CT scan, and/or MRI.
If pain and other symptoms of inflammation persist and limit normal daily activities, contact a doctor of podiatric medicine.
Warts are caused by a virus, which typically invades the skin through small cuts and abrasions. They are frequently called plantar warts, because they appear most often on the plantar surface, or sole, of the foot.
They can appear anywhere on the skin, however, and technically only those on the sole are properly called plantar warts. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults; some people seem to be immune, and never get them.
It is wise to consult a podiatrist when any suspicious growth or eruption is detected on the skin of the foot in order to ensure a correct diagnosis. It is possible for a variety of more serious lesions to appear on the foot, including malignant lesions such as carcinomas and melanomas. Although rare, these conditions can sometimes be misidentified as a wart.
Special Foot Care
Hydromassage therapy is often used to support healing after surgery or after injury. We also prescribe whirlpool treatments for treating various foot and ankle problems.
Diabetics may receive whirlpool therapy to promote good blood circulation.
Our patients find this therapy to be especially enjoyable.
Treatment & Diagnosis
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