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.

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FAQ
... Arthritis Athlete's Foot Blisters Bone Spurs Bunions Bursitis Cold Feet Corns/Calluses Diabetic Feet Diabetic Ulcers Enlarged Joints Flatfeet Foot Deformities Foot Fatigue Foot Imbalance Foot Odor Foot Weakness Fractures Fungal Nails Gout Hammertoes Heel Spurs High-arched Feet In-toeing Infections Infected Toenails Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsal Pain Neuromas Numb Feet Out-toeing Poor Circulation Poor Posture Shin Splints Sprains Skin & Nails of Hands Skin Rashes Swollen Feet Tendonitis Tumors Varicose Veins Warts   When shoud I see a podiatrist...

An Ingrown Toenail Can Ruin Your Day
Painful ingrown toenails are caused by the sides of the toenail curving into the flesh...

Nails & Skin
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Nail Problems
Black Toenails Ingrown Toenails Nail Fungus

Pedicure v.s. PediCare
...If you are prone to ingrown toenails and your pedicurist cuts them incorrectly, that could mean another trip to the doctor...

Want Better Looking Feet? Ditch the Ingrown Toenails
...One unsightly (and painful) condition we should take care of is our ingrown toenails...

Quick Tips for the Shoe Store
...Bunions, corns, hammertoes, and ingrown toenails may be in your future if you don’t give your little piggies space to move...

Senior Citizen's Day ~ August 21st
...If you can’t see or never look at your feet you may miss all sorts of things such as fungal nails, ingrown toenails, and diabetic sores...

Are Your Feet Laboring Over Labor Day?
...Regular pedicures can help reduce buildup of dead skin and keep nails healthy and free from infection and ingrown toenails...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures Tailor’s Bunion Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Ingrown Toenails   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Neuropathy Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Orthotics  

Conditions
... Achilles Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Feet Falls Flat Feet Fungal Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries (Sports and Other) Neuromas Neuropathy Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Fed Up with Ingrown Toenails?
...Ingrown toenails occur when the toenail grows down into the skin, rather than outward as it’s supposed to...

Athletes Foot
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Soft Tissue Biopsy
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Black Toenails
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Callus
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Cold Feet
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Contact Dermatitis
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Corns
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Cracked Heels
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Cyst Ganglion
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Dermatitis
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Dry Heels
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Eczema of the Foot
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Foot Rash
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Frostbite
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Fungal Nails
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Gangrene
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Heel Cracks
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Heel Fissures
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Ingrown Toenails
... Causes Causes of ingrown toenails include: Heredity...

Lumps
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Malignant Melanoma of the Foot
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

Plantar Wart Verruca Plantaris
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Puncture Wounds
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Rash
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Smelly Feet
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

Sweaty Feet
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Thick Toenails
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Warts
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

White Toenails
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Yellow Toenails
... Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Ingrown Toenails
... Causes Causes of ingrown toenails include: Heredity...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...