Contrary to what is often thought about the source of toenail fungus, the condition is related to minor or major injury, rather than from poor hygiene. This is why athletes are some of the most common victims of the condition.
Nearly 25% are metatarsal stress fractures. Causing discomfort on the tops of feet below the toes, these stressed areas can severely worsen and cause further issues if left untreated. At the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, we have everything needed to help you accurately identify and properly treat these fractures.
Podiatric care at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic has much surpassed the standards of foot treatment and attention. Not only do our services provide the best results from the most advanced technology, our skilled and experienced staff of Dr. Teimouri is also understanding and compassionate for every patient in need. And with so many different services available, from diabetic foot care and laser toe nail fungus removal, to x-rays and varicose vein treatments, you are sure to find good foot health at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic.
As much as we use our feet they are commonly one of the most neglected body parts. This is especially true here in Pittsburgh, since the climate often forces feet to be covered in some form of footwear for most of the year. This means that when it is time to go to the podiatrist, you may feel that your feet are unprepared for full attention and focus from professional foot doctors. But this is only one of several myths associated with taking a visit to your local foot doctor specialist in Pittsburgh. With this in mind, here are a few things that you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t worry about before taking a trip to the podiatrist.
Summer heat can be uncomfortable, but adding the issue of dealing with foot fungus will make the season seem unbearable. Foot fungus, also known as athlete’s foot, is an infection of the skin on feet, and includes uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy, burning or blistering feet. Foot fungus is contracted when microscopic fungi begin living within dead skin tissue. The build-up of these microscopic bacteria can be caused from various sources, such as a lack of foot washing or excess sweat absorbed through socks within sneakers. Although foot fungus is no fun to deal with, there are ways to relieve and treat its associated discomforts.
Orthoses are a simple way to help correct, relieve and prevent foot discomforts. These shoe inserts are customizable and yield several benefits when used properly. The use of orthotics can help to not only control foot pain; orthotics can also help to prevent foot pain in the future. No matter what the issue of your feet may be, custom orthotics from us at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can help in several ways, including pain control.
(as seen in Living Body Beautiful Magazine volume 7)
“I’m very clean…how did I get these disgusting nails?” is a question that I hear everyday. Fungal infections of the nails are not related to personal hygiene. Every person in the world has fungus living happily on their skin, which usually doesn’t cause a problem. So, no, ladies, sorry—this time you can’t blame your husband for contaminating the bed or the shower and giving you those thick, ugly nails.
(From the Living Body Beautiful Magazine – Volume 7)
The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathy. Unfortunately, even with your blood sugar in good control, neuropathy may occur. In fact, over time, this will occur in up to 50% of diabetics. Once diabetic neuropathy occurs, it almost always gets worse. Neuropathy is the leading cause of the ulcerations and infections that occur in the feet, and with advanced cases, amputation.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is an emerging treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation to the tissue forming the arch of your foot. It causes sometimes severe pain in the arch and heel of your foot. In general, treatments for this condition can be simple, but sometimes, more aggressive forms of treatment are necessary to relieve symptoms. Surgery can be a last resort for people who have not responded to other treatments for plantar fasciitis, but this surgery doesn’t always have a high success rate and can have potentially complicating side effects.
Toenail fungus can be very embarrassing. Fortunately, there is laser treatment available for this condition. Laser treatments for toenail fungus removal were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration back in 2010. Health care professionals at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can use several types of lasers to remove the toenail fungus. Laser treatments are popular for toenail fungus removal because they destroy and heat the harmful fungi, but they keep the healthy tissue intact…
If you are feeling as if there is a pebble in your shoe, there may not literally be a rock in there, but there is real reason for the pain. Often when patients describe the feeling of foot pain, as if from a pebble within their shoes, or discomfort caused by wrinkled up socks, they are actually suffering from pain due to the presence of neuromas or fibromas. Yet, there is no reason to put up with the pain–all you have to do is visit our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic!
As does any personwho hasa plantar wart, Beaver Valley Foot Clinic knows how painful it can be. Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the foot, but warts can occur anywhere. Unfortunately some who suffer with plantar warts, or verruca, take wart removal into their own hands. This is not recommended. To remove warts and for foot care in general, it is always good to see a podiatrist or go to a foot clinic.
While any pain in the body is never desired, it is especially frustrating when it occurs in the foot. That’s because we rely on this body part to get us where we need to be every single day of our lives. When you start to feel pain in your foot, it’s crucial get to the bottom of the cause. This way once you know what the root of the pain is, you can take the proper steps to correct and fix the issue.
If you have heel pain, you’ll need a foot doctor to help you treat the problem so you can get on with the good parts of life. The first step of treatment is to determine what’s wrong. Your foot doctor will ask questions about your pain such as when it started and when it happens most often. They will also do an examination to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This may include comparing one foot or leg to the other and manipulating your feet, ankles, and legs to determine where and how the pain originates.