Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff think informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

For information about available footwear, please check the diabetic selections at these websites:
Aetrex
Apex Foot Health & Wellness
Dr. Comfort
DIA-FOOT

Search Results
Nails & Skin
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Nail Problems
Black Toenails Ingrown Toenails Nail Fungus

Fungal Nails & Laser
... Prevention Follow basic foot care guidelines and, more than likely, you can head off most common foot fungus problems...

Get In Touch With Nature: The Myths and Facts of Going Barefoot
...The APMA describes athlete’s foot as “a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes...

Cosmetic Laser
... Are you or a loved one infected by nail fungus...

Happy Father's Day
...Any sweat inside your shoes that is not absorbed by your socks can lead to mold and fungus growth, which can increase odor and even lead to other foot problems...

Self-Improvement Month
...Daily washing habits like this can help prevent the build up of rough skin, eliminate harmful bacteria and fungus from your skin, and leave your feet soft and pretty...

Fungus, Lasers, and Nails...Oh My!
Most people cringe when they hear the word “fungus” and rightfully so...

A Last Look At Lasers
Throughout the month of January, we have looked at the amazing uses of lasers in podiatry for the purposes of removing warts, reducing the appearance of spider veins, and blasting away toenail fungus...

Avoid Athlete's Foot This Summer
  A while back we talked about fungus and the lovely things it can do to your toenails...

Why Pokemon Go is a Great Thing for Podiatrists
...Fungus likes to grow in warm, moist, and dark places, and all three of those conditions exist inside your shoes...

PediCare Means Year-Round Care
...Warm feet lead to sweating which creates the perfect environment for fungus...

Shoes as Varied as the Activities We Love
...Even if it’s just a pair of flip-flops, make sure you wear shoes anytime you are on the pool deck to protect from fungus-laden puddles that can lead to athlete’s foot...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
...Look at your feet at least once a day and keep them clean and dry to avoid bacteria or fungus...

Conditions
... Athlete's Foot A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools...

Farewell Fungus!
...This infection occurs from contact with fungus in warm, moist places...

It's Cold, Colder, Coldest...Injuries
...Just like nail fungus likes to grow in warm and moist socks, chilblains like to form in cold and damp socks...

Athletes Foot
Athlete's foot is a skin infection caused by fungus...

Soft Tissue Biopsy
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Black Toenails
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Callus
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Cold Feet
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Contact Dermatitis
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Corns
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Cracked Heels
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Cyst Ganglion
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Dermatitis
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Dry Heels
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Eczema of the Foot
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Foot Rash
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Frostbite
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Fungal Nails
A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas...

Gangrene
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Heel Cracks
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Heel Fissures
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Ingrown Toenails
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Lumps
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Plantar Wart Verruca Plantaris
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Puncture Wounds
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Rash
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Smelly Feet
...The odor is produced by bacteria and/or fungus that grows in the shoes and attaches to the skin...

Staph Infections of the Foot
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Sweaty Feet
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Thick Toenails
... Thick toenails can also be seen in individuals with nail fungus (onychomycosis), psoriasis, and hypothyroidism...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Warts
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

White Toenails
... They are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes, and may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure...

Yellow Toenails
...The fungus often develops underneath the nail, resulting in it becoming thick, raised, and yellow in color...

The Foot Benefits of Yoga
...Another reason to wear foot coverings is to protect against fungus which can lead to athlete’s foot...

Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is a skin infection caused by fungus...

Bone Infection
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus...

Foot Odor
...The odor is produced by bacteria and/or fungus that grows in the shoes and attaches to the skin...

Fungal Nails
A fungus is an organism that lives in warm moist areas...

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus...

Smelly Feet
...The odor is produced by bacteria and/or fungus that grows in the shoes and attaches to the skin...

Thick Toenails
... Thick toenails can also be seen in individuals with nail fungus (onychomycosis), psoriasis, and hypothyroidism...

Yellow Toenails
...The fungus often develops underneath the nail, resulting in it becoming thick, raised, and yellow in color...