We can handle a wide variety of common podiatry health problems, including:
Warts are growths caused by viruses beneath the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body – including the feet. When warts appear on the soles of the feet, they are known as ‘plantar warts’, which are hard and may even grow inward due to pressure on the heels and balls of the feet. Though foot warts are not a serious health threat, they are often a source of discomfort and embarrassment.
What types of treatments are available for warts in by Dr. Sean Lazarus?
Your podiatrist can remove foot warts using one of several techniques. You may be prescribed salicylic acid to help peel away layers of the wart. Often, salicylic acid is used in conjunction with cryotherapy, during which your podiatrist will apply liquid nitrogen that freezes the wart. In cases where salicylic acid and cryotherapy are ineffective, your podiatrist may recommend the use of other chemical acids, laser treatments or immune therapy.
A condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh.
Symptoms: Pain, redness, and swelling can occur at the affected nail.
Treatments: Lifting or removing the toenail, Antibiotics, custom orthotics for prevention, and more.
Toenail nail fungus causing thickened, brittle, crumbly, or ragged nails. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Treatments include oral antifungal drugs, medicated nail polish or cream, or nail removal.
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes.
Signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete’s foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing.
Athlete’s foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated.
– Consult with Dr. Lazarus on the best course of treatment for you.