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Kerydin

KERYDIN Toenail fungus is not only unsightly, but it can develop and cause major health risks if left untreated. Kerydin is an FDA approved topical treatment used to stop the growth of nail fungus. Kerydin (Tavaborole) is an oxaborole antifungal medication. It is specifically used for nail fungus due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes or Trichophyton rubrum. […]

Epsom Salt Bath Uses

Ever taken a hot Epsom salt bath? Epsom Salt Bath Uses You might want to consider it if you’re experiencing the joint pain of arthritis. Maybe you’re sore from working out and don’t want to take any more Motrin or Aleve than you already are. Or perhaps you’re stressed out and need some help relaxing. […]

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Hives Urticaria

Hives are welts (raised, itchy, red areas) that present on the skin. They begin as a reaction to certain medications, foods, and/or bug bites/stings. Seek immediate help and call 911 if the hives begin to spread to large areas or they begin to alter your breathing. While they can be dangerous, hives usually go away […]

Heat or Ice for Injuries

Sore muscles? The heat vs. cold debate. Working out is one of the best things you can do for your body. But alongside bumps, sprains, and bruises, muscle soreness affects almost all of us. It’s the “common cold” of the workout world, and to some extent it’s something we just have to put up with. […]

Restless Leg Syndrome Causes & Treatment

Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome Patients with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) experience uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially at night. Patient reports vary, and can include “itchy,” “creepy-crawly,” or “pins and needles” feelings. These symptoms are accompanied by a strong, nearly irresistible urge to move the legs. This understandably makes it […]

Qutenza Patch Diabetic Neuropathy

Did you that in 2019, 9% of the worlds population suffered from diabetes and neuropathy? While 1 million people suffers from chronic diseases like shingles every year. These three health problems are really dangerous to life and limb and they become even more encroaching into our lives when they start causing us pain. Problems like […]

A Guide to Runners Foot Care.

Taking care of your feet is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and in no sport is it more important than for runners. Whether you are training to run a marathon or just trying to stay fit, there are several ways you can keep your feet healthy for your next run.

Pain Management after Surgery

Pain Management

Pain Management Safely Managing Pain After Surgery After surgery, doctors do everything they can to help you control your pain. Expect  to feel some level of discomfort following surgery, especially the next day. Growing advancements in pain management makes it easier to monitor and decrease your pain. To avoid the overuse of opiods, patients and […]

How to Train For a Marathon

How to Train For a Marathon At the Beaver Valley foot clinic we are specialists who handle sports injuries of the feet, ankles, and lower legs every day. We specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing such injuries, and we’re here to help. Using state of the art, results oriented techniques our goal is getting you […]

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8 Common Skin & Nail Problems

SKIN AND NAIL PROBLEMS What are Ingrown Toenails? COMMON SKIN & NAIL PROBLEMS – An ingrown nail is the result of a nail growing into the skin that surrounds it. This often occurs at either edge of the big toe. Ingrown nails may be caused by improper trimming, Diabetic nails, injuries, fungal infections, or pressure. […]

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How to Use a Pumice Stone

How to Use a Pumice Stone Pumice stones are formed when volcanos are erupted. Although it’s a stone it’s really lightweight and looks like foam. Because of its abrasive properties it can be used to exfoliate the skin by removing dead and dry skin cells from your body parts such as knees and elbows. It […]

staph bacteria

Staph Infection

Skin infection overview: staph infection.   Most people have heard about staph infections, often through queasiness-inducing stories of medical mishaps. Many also known that the bacteria responsible, Staphylococcus Aureus, is resistant to commonly-used antibiotics (and becoming more so every year). Staph infections can indeed become life-threatening emergencies. Yet it’s also true that about 25% of […]

walking benefits

Walking Benefits -Get the Most out of Walking Walking benefits everyone and can be an easy and fun way to meet some of your health goals. Whether you are interested in losing weight, increasing your endurance or strengthening your muscles, walking is something that almost everyone can do. It can be done alone, with a […]

Get Rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes

Often patients may get smelly feet (otherwise known as bromodosis) every once in a while, but there are a select few that may suffer from stinky feet chronically. Thankfully, there are options to get rid of Smelly Feet and Shoes and combat the odor and regain your confidence. Fast facts on smelly feet Here are […]

Podiatrist Beaver Pa

Dr Joe Bozek, Podiatrist Beaver Pa Retires…Goodbye old friend! Foot Doctor near Beaver Pa Wishing a happy retirement to one of my favorite mentors, Dr Joe Bozek DPM 336 College Ave, Beaver Pa. 28 years ago during my surgical residency at Heritage Valley, I had the honor and privilege of training under Dr Bosek. He […]

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running/Minimalist Shoes Running without shoes, or Barefoot running, has become popular recently. The concept behind it is that it promotes a midfoot strike instead of a heel strike. This change is foot strike can reduce the compressive load and help reduce injury.  Professional trainers can determine if this type of running works for you […]

What’s wrong with my feet?

What’s wrong with my feet?

What’s wrong with my feet? The most commonly encountered skin problems seen by podiatrists. While a multitude of different skin problems are seen by podiatrists on a daily basis some occur much more often than others. When a rash or other skin irregularity is seen some type of infection is usually the culprit. These can […]