Foot Care

nail fungus

Nail Fungus

By Shabana Chowdhury, DPM, AACFAS Are your nails looking discolored, brittle and thicker after a pedicure? You might have contracted a fungus from your nail salon.  Even though the tub might be lined and they are taking out the tool from a sterile pack, if a non disposable file is used then fungal particles could

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intractable plantar keratosis - IPK

IPK – Is That A “rock” In Your Shoe, Or Are You Just Happy To See Your Podiatrist

By Christopher Chung, DPM, AACFAS Ever feel like you have a pebble or small rock in your shoe pester you the  whole day, only to realize after you kick off your shoes that there is no  pebble or rock in your shoe. You inspect the bottom of your foot and see  something; a hard piece

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By Evan A. Vieira, DPM, FACFAS A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor.    It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in

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By Arden Smith, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM A bunion is a prominence on the first joint on the base of your big toe on your foot. In other words, it’s a sizable bump that forms when the metatarsal bone begins to shift outwards. Bunions are often caused by genetics, but can be the result of several

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ingrown toenails

Ingrown Toenails

By Aarti Kumar, DPM, AACFAS, DABPM Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail starts to grow into the surrounding skin and causes irritation.  Ingrown toenails can occur due to tight and narrow shoe gear, pedicures/improper nail-cutting techniques, foot deformities such as bunions and flat feet, sports, and trauma. When an ingrown toenail goes unattended, an infection

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