When Your Child Has an Ingrown Toenail: Treatment Steps

Does your little one have redness and tenderness around his or her toenail? Does it look like the toenail is becoming buried in skin on one or both sides? Chances are, your child has an ingrown toenail. Follow the steps below to treat this condition properly. Step 1: Evaluate the severity. You can usually attempt to treat mildly ingrown toenails at home, but if your child has any of the following symptoms, you'll want to call a podiatrist or physician. [Read More]

Important Information About Your Bunions And Your Ankle Doctor

If you have flat feet or low arches, you should know that you are at increased risk of developing bunions. Unfortunately, bunions are often wrongly thought of as a minor problem. The truth is that bunions are a serious and painful problem that often require care from a foot and ankle doctor to effectively treat. How Can You Identify A Bunion? The bunion is easy to identify because it is a noticeable deformation that shows up at the bottom of the big toe. [Read More]

Happy Feet, Happy Life: Four Warning Signs You Need To See A Podiatrist

Pain in the feet is something that everyone experiences at one point in his or her lifetime. Most of the time, the aches and pain go away by themselves. However, sometimes the pain may continue or worsen. So how do you know the difference between needing rest and needing a podiatrist? Here are four telltale signs: 1. Pain In Your Heel Heel pain can be blamed on a lot of things: shoes, improper gait, and exercise to name a few. [Read More]

Exposing Two Misconceptions You May Believe About Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common problem that will strike many people. While this condition is usually easy to treat, there are many patients who have a poor understanding of this condition, which may cause this problem to be more stressful than necessary. However, if you dispel the following two myths, you should be better prepared to prevent this problem from arising and treating it if it develops.    Myth: You Only Get Athlete's Foot From Public Areas [Read More]