Tag: clearwater podiatrist

  • Considering Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

    A toenail fungus infection can quickly develop once an organism known as a Dermatophyte begins to feed on the keratin and protein stores contained within your nail. This fungus can rapidly drain these vital substances from your toenail, causing the painful and unsightly symptoms associated with this serious medical disorder. Unfortunately, toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) is […]

  • Morton’s Neuromas: A Common, Painful Condition

    Have you ever felt excruciating pain in the ball of your foot? Was it enough to make you remove your shoes and check for small, foreign objects? If you didn’t find anything inside of your shoes, you could be suffering from Morton’s neuromas. Here’s a rudimentary summary of the condition and what can be done […]

  • Athlete’s Foot Treatment: Fight the Fungus

    Athlete’s foot is a fungus that, despite it’s name, really has nothing to do with being an athlete. While a hot, damp athletic locker room IS the perfect environment for this fungus, it doesn’t discriminate and can thrive anywhere with the right conditions. Unfortunately, when you have athlete’s foot on your skin, it becomes itchy, […]

  • Ingrown Toenails Need Not Make You Groan

    Ingrown toenails curve and grow into the skin. This can create pain, redness and swelling in the toe. As long as no infection is apparent and you do not have a high risk medical condition (diabetes, nerve damage or poor circulation) ingrown toenails can initially be treated at home. Home Treatment Soak toe in room […]

  • Ingrown Toenail: Causes and Removal

    An ingrown toenail occurs when the edges of the nail become embedded in the surrounding soft tissue. As the nail grows, it grows adjacent to the skin, causing recurring pain. Ingrown toenails are a common condition, but it can sometimes lead to infection if not dealt with promptly. Usually the big toenail is most susceptible […]