Help! There is a fungus among us!
Onychomycosis, or tinea ungium, is a fungal infection of the toenails that affects more 3 million people in the United States.
Yes- you literally glue the vein shut.
Raynaud’s Syndrome and Chilblains, also know as Red, White, and Blue Toe Syndrome, is a condition that causes a person’s toes and fingers (and in some cases the nose and ears) to feel cold or numb when exposed to certain conditions. While there are many different factors that may trigger Raynaud’s Syndrome, cold weather seems to be the most common cause.
Does the side of your toenail hurt? Is it getting red or swollen?
It may be ingrown. Here are some dos and don’ts :
If you’ve had procedures that have left you with scars on your foot or leg, there are treatments to help lessen them available.
There are a couple great alternative depending on your insurance coverage and how much you desire of great cosmetic results.
Toe numbness or a tingling and burning sensation in your toes may be the result of a condition that affects the nerves and/or blood vessels of the foot. This could be the sign of a larger problem like nerve damage, diabetes or even a stroke. Pittsburgh Podiatrist, Dr. Christina Teimouri, DPM shares her thoughts on the tingling sensation many people cope with every day.
This forms from repetitive pressure to the toenail, causing it to lift and as it rips the connective tissue holding the nail in place, the small blood vessels leak and bleed, filling the area under the toe with blood, giving it that reddish blue color.
Toenail Fungus is a fungal infection that effects the toenail and the surrounding skin and can be very embarrassing and painful if left untreated.
One topical solution has risen to popularity in recent years. It’s called Jublia and if you’ve seen the advertisements this prescribed topical solution claims to treat the site of the fungus at the nail or the skin surrounding the nail.
Beaver Valley Foot Clinic knows all too well the winter months are especially harsh on our feet due to cold and damp snowy conditions. The elderly and diabetic most at risk due to circulatory issues, but there are steps everyone can take to prevent foot injury during this winter season.
What are Ingrown Toenails?
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. A simple 5 minute office procedure will permanently fix this problem. Learn More:
The Best thing you can do for your ingrown toenail is see a podiatrist specializing in ingrown nails, like Dr Teimouri DPM. She is kid friendly and knows they are scared and need special treatment. Also she will wait until it is totally numb and never rush you. Third, as a woman she knows that you want your nail to LOOK good after it’s healed. This attention to detail makes Dr Teimouri DPM one of the best Podiatrist in Pittsburgh to fix an ingrown toenail.
Looking for gentle, fast relief from all kinds of foot pain? Consider Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, with four locations throughout the Beaver County and surrounding area, including a new one in Bridgewater. “After 21 years being a Podiatrist in Beaver County, we are happy to announce our newest foot clinic in Beaver, PA, offering full service podiatry in Bridgewater including, ingrown toenails, laser for warts and heel pain treatment,” states Dr. Tina Teimouri of Beaver Valley Foot Clinic.
The care your feet require changes as the seasons do (especially when you are walking through the weather of Pittsburgh). How you care for your feet and deal with foot care treatments in the summer, for instance, is different than how you would care for your feet in the fall. When you start trading in your summer sandals for boots, you should also change your Pittsburgh foot care habits too.
Obviously, taking care of your diabetes is the number one way to stay safe, healthy and comfortable. But there are also steps you can take that are designed to aid in diabetic foot care. Dr. Christina Teimouri and staff at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic are here to provide you with gentle, fast relief from all kinds of foot pain. To start, below are a few tips to keep in mind for diabetic foot care:
Sunshine, pool time and other elements of summer can make barefoot walking a tempting option. But these opportunities can actually become quite concerning, and should be minimized for optimal foot care and health. This makes keeping a few foot care tips in mind important for all pedestrians.
Diabetic foot ulcers are not at all comfortable. These un-healing pressure sores are caused from poor circulation in the lower limbs. Most commonly associated with diabetes, these sores are a quite painful symptom. It is imperative to see one of our professionals at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic as soon as possible at the earliest sign of foot and lower limb ulcers. When left untreated, these sores can worsen and in severe cases lead to amputation. This makes knowing what to do about foot ulcers at the earliest signs important for all sufferers.