Podiatry Team’s Best Summertime Advice for Families

Before long, everyone will likely be running off to the beach or some great, vacation destination. And we know that means there will be a lot of bare feet on display. Although it is fun to bare it all from time to time, it can also create podiatry problems for men, women and children. So we wanted to help families out by sharing our podiatry team’s best summertime tips: Don’t forget about...

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Ingrown Toenails: A Painful Byproduct of Spring Beauty Treatments and Shoes

As the weather warms up and open-toed shoes start to make their annual appearance, it’s common for incidents of ingrown toenails to go on the rise. The reason is most cases of ingrown toenails may be traced back to improper pedicures, ill-fitting shoes and toenail injuries. Understandably, all of those things have a tendency to occur more often when our feet are exposed or overly pampered in...

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Ingrown Toenail Removal: A Problem Best Left to Podiatrists

If you are in your 30s or 40s, there is a good chance that there was at least one person in your family that insisted on curing everything with hand-me-down home remedies. Maybe it was a grandmother, auntie, uncle or grandpa. Either way, you’ve probably figured out by now that some medical conditions are best treated by professionals. Such is the case with ingrown toenails. They more often than...

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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 to becoming ingrown, but it can also happen with other toes. Most...

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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 temperature water and gently massage the nail fold to relieve inflammation Wear...

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