Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoos and Eczema It seems that tattoos are getting more and more popular by the day, giving us the incorrect impression that getting a tat is risk free. Having eczema doesn’t mean that you cannot get inked, just that you’ll have to take some extra precautions. You should wait to have work done if you’re…

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment 101 Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is caused by an inflammation in the heel of the foot. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of heel pain in active men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. It’s primary cause is the inflammation of the thick, weblike ligament…

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Spider Veins

I think I might have spider veins. What should I do now? If you notice symptoms of spider veins ,a venous condition in their lower extremities, especially if you have numerous risk factors, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We can use non-invasive ultrasounds and a thorough physical examination to test for…

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Hammertoes

An overview of hammertoes and related deformities Hammertoes are often easily corrected in the office in a 15 minute procedure, allowing you to walk out with a light dressing. Those and mallet toe are relatively common deformities affecting the foot. The involved toes are instantly recognizable by their bent appearance. These conditions affect can affect…

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What causes hammertoe and mallet toe?

What causes hammertoe and mallet toe? These hammertoe deformities have several well-established causes which include: Poorly fitting footwear: any shoes or boots which don’t allow the toes to lie flat have the potential to cause either deformity. Overly tight toe boxes are also major contributors. Note that high-heeled shoes are notorious for causing these conditions…

How Do You Get Fungus Toenail infection

How Do You Get Fungus Toenail infection Research done by Strisower’s team seems to have found that this isn’t such a simple question. These researchers isolated more than 100 microorganisms responsible for causing what we know as onychomycosis, or Fungus Toenail infection. These include varieties of fungus, yeasts, mold, and even bacteria. What’s more, the team…

Stem Cells for Ankle Sprains?

Regenerative Medicine: minimally invasive alternatives to foot and ankle surgery. Stem cells Joint surgery of the ankle or foot isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Invasive joint procedures performed by highly-skilled surgeons help millions of patients each year regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. The problem is that surgery doesn’t come with a guarantee of success. It’s…

Plantar Wart Best Treatment

Plantar Wart Best Treatment Where Plantar Warts Come From  A fairly common virus known as HPV, or the human papillomavirus is the cause of the very common warts on the bottom of the foot and with in 100 miles, only Beaver Valley Foot Clinic has the Plantar Wart Best Treatment – Swift Microwave wart CURE!.…

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Toenail Fungus Treatment – Are Home Remedies Effective?

Are home remedies for unsightly toenail fungus treatment effective? There are plenty of good reasons to take a do-it-yourself approach to minor medical problems. There’s no doctor’s visit involved, and without prescription medication there’s no risk of side effects. Many home remedies also have little to no cost, making them an even more attractive option. What’s…

Microphlebectomy: What to Expect 

Microphlebectomy Microphlebectomy, sometimes called an “ambulatory phlebectomy,” is a surgical procedure that can be used to remove some varicose veins. In most cases, a technique called endovenous laser ablation (ELVA) is used to remove varicose veins. However, in some cases, varicose veins are too twisty or close to the skin, to use ELVA. In these…

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma It’s difficult to overstate how unique regenerative therapies such as PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma- are. In previous decades many common injuries either required surgery for a full recovery or “stayed broke.” This is ironic because the patient’s problem isn’t a lack of surgery, it’s a lack of proper and complete healing.…

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Blister

Blister When to see a doctor There are certain developments that you should keep an eye out for. Specifically, if your blister becomes discolored, inflames disproportionately, or fails to heal, you should seek out your care physician as soon as possible. If your blister begins to show a yellow, green or purple hue, this is…

There are some things you can do at home to help relieve the symptoms of an painful ingrown toenail.

Treating Your Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail Treatment An ingrown toenail is a painful medical condition that can affect anyone regardless of age or other medical conditions. Luckily, there are a variety of treatments that can help repair an ingrown toenail. Do not ignore your infected nail. It is important to pay a visit to a healthcare provider. Only a…

Tattoos and Eczema

Tattoo Removal: Do’s & Don’ts

Tattoo Removal: Do’s & Don’ts Tattoo Removal: Do’s  Ice and elevate the area the night after Tattoo Removal treatment. Use antibacterial soap and warm water to clean the treated area three times a day for two weeks.  Cover the treated area securely to avoid infection. Disinfect the area promptly if it is exposed to dirt…

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Can’t sleep cold feet

Can’t sleep, cold feet If you are having trouble finding truly restful sleep at night, you might be surprised to find out that cold feet may be the source of your dismay. When asleep, cold feet can constrict the blood vessels, causing an imbalance in circulation overall. According to the National Sleep Foundation, when you…

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Contrast Baths

Contrast Baths You can think of using a contrast bath as an enhanced icing routine. This approach involves soaking the lower extremity in alternate cold and warm baths. This can help greatly in reducing pain and swelling. Here’s a description of a basic contrast bath protocol: Submerge the injured ankle in a bucket or bath…