Our Whiting/Manchester & Toms River, NJ Podiatrist Treats A Wide Variety Of Foot Skin & Toenail Conditions
Do You Have Thick, Yellow, Discolored Toenails? Are You Embarrassed To Wear Your Open-Toed Shoes In Public? Chances are you have fungal toenails, a condition also known as onychomycosis.
Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that grows in and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another. Treatment for fungal toenails includes topical and oral medications, which used together are very effective.
If you're tired of looking at those nails and ready for help, contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists today.
Some common symptoms of ingrown toenails are inflammation, pain, redness, swelling and drainage. An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors. Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, we can remove the root in the office to permanently prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail. Our Podiatrist specializes in a quick, virtually painless, and correction of ingrown toenails.
Reach out and schedule an appointment with us today.
FOOT WARTS (Plantar Warts)
At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, we offer many wart removal treatment options. Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart.
Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon. There are several treatments for plantar warts, the type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs. Plantar warts can spread easily.
If you think you have one or more plantar warts, book an appointment with Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists now and have them removed before they multiply
ATHLETE'S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS)
What is Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)? Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot. Symptoms typically include burning, pain, itching and scaling. Athlete's foot is highly contagious. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot on contaminated floors and object. Athlete's Foot can even be passed from person to person. Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes". We offer various treatments for Athlete's foot.
If you think you have athlete's feet, schedule an appointment with our foot specialist and let us help you find relief.