Is There a Cure for Toenail Fungus?

(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.

Details

Help For Painful, Numb & Tingling Feet

(From the Living Body Beautiful Magazine – Volume 7)

Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Neuropathy

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.

Details

What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

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.

Details

About Laser Toenail Fungus Removal

Toenail Fungus Removal

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…

Details

Feeling a Pebble in Your Shoe?

What is That Feeling

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!

Details

Treatment for Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts – Symptoms andWart Treatments, Pittsburgh

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.

Details

Getting to the Bottom of Your Foot Pain

Why Does my Foot Hurt?

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.

Details

Kicking Your Heel Pain

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.

Details