What is a callous?
Thickened skin on the bottom of your foot is called a corn or a callus. They are the body’s reaction to pressure or friction from walking. They form under pressure points in the bottom of the foot.
Our treatment consisted of debridement and laser treatment of plantar warts. Cantharidic acid was applied as a blistering agent to help with debridement of devitalized wart tissue at the next appointment. Wart laser treatment works by cutting off the blood supply to the wart.
babies feet develop better barefoot
In another month childrens sports will be gearing up for another big year. Soccer is in full force. Kids 10-13 especially, since they are growing the most rapidly are prone to heel pain from over use at a higher rate than others..
Heel pain is common among all ages, including kids.
But at what cost?
This month, Dr. Tina Teimouri of Beaver Valley Foot Clinic shares the real damage a pair of heels can do to you.
We have all heard the stories of less than clean nail salons that give you more than a pedicure- yes-we are talking about fungus toenails! But we have products to help both prevent nail fungus or cure fungus toenails once you have them.
There is an answer…Antifungal Nail Polish!
Nail polish that inhibits fungus growth on the nail. It is also free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, Xylene, Toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) among others.
Livedo reticularis – a purplish pattern on the skin of the hands and feet over the vascular reticular system. This happens when the small venules ( between veins and capillaries) are swollen as the capillaries get small blood clots.
Try Walking Off Your Plantar Fasciitis by Sally Key (personal experience with plantar fasciitis)
It might sound counter intuitive, but walking can actually be the best possible treatment for plantar fasciitis. If you are like me in the past, you might be wondering what is plantar fasciitis. To be honest, I think many of us know what it is but do not know what it is called. Throughout my life I’ve been an active walker and a keen hiker – much preferring to walk across town than drive a car or heaven forbid, take the bus.
Per the American Podiatric Medical Association, a bunion is a “bump” on the joint at the base of your big toe that forms when bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. Some are painless while others present discomfort so intense it renders a patient unable to fully enjoy daily activity. Either way, bunions are not only a nuisance, if ignored they will progressively get worse.
There are some things you just shouldn’t try to do yourself!- like digging out your own plantars wart.
We are sharing this cautionary tale to save others from suffering.
Varicose Veins Could Prove Fatal to Seniors!
Varicose veins are a huge nuisance for any adult. Not only are the affected veins unsightly, they could also lead to symptoms like itching, pain and fatigue that can hinder your quality of life. On top of that, varicose veins could lead to conditions that are more difficult to cure.
Before your next run, your next walk or your next trip to the gym, stop in at your local Fleet Feet Sports and experience the magic of getting outfitted and set up for success. Our FIT experience focuses on providing you with the right shoes, gear, and knowledge for you to move your best. Plus, it’s completely free and you don’t need an appointment.
You’ve made one awkward step and OUCH, you’ve twisted your ankle! In some cases you can shake it off without injury, while other times you’re reduced to hobbling around on one foot, or even worse.
What’s New for Foot Fungus?
Nail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is a common infection of the nail and is not only embarrassing, but very painful and easily spread from toenail to toenail, toenail to fingernail and is highly contagious.
There are various factors that put you and others at risk of contracting the infection: