Many patients experience pain due to ingrown toenails. Patients usually come to clinic in a considerable amount of pain and leave a lot better! Making patients feel better makes my job incredibly rewarding. An ingrown nail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often times, an infection. Ingrown toenails can be caused by improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Plantar warts growths that typically appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. Pressure from bearing weight to these areas may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin called a callus. Plantar warts are a virus that is caused by HPV. The virus can enter your body through tiny cuts or breaks in the skin at the bottom of your feet. Most plantar warts are not a serious health concern and most usually go away without treatment eventually. There are however, treatment options to remedy plantar warts when visiting your podiatrist. “Click here for more information regarding ingrown toenails.”
I will recommend orthotics for several reasons. Some reasons include, aligning and supporting the foot or ankle, to prevent conditions from reoccurring such as Plantar Fasciitis or to help reduce pain from calluses, and to improve the overall function of the foot and ankle. Orthotics may be purchased over the counter or custom made orthotics can be made in the office or from outside companies at my recommendation. There are several ways that orthotics can assist with foot pain. To learn more click the following link. “Click here for more information regarding orthotics.”