Blog Archive

7 Reasons You Need A Podiatrist on Your Diabetic Health Care Team Dec 1st, 2022

Living with diabetes means taking extra steps to ensure a healthy lifestyle. After all, although type 2 diabetes is preventable, more than 11% of the United States population lives with the condition. Some of the actions to live well with diabetes are well-known, but others are not. For example, do you realize...

My Child Always Walks on His Tiptoes Nov 1st, 2022

Have you ever noticed that your child seems to walk on his or her toes? While this is fairly normal for kids younger than two years old, some children do not outgrow it and may experience problems later in life.  By the time a child turns five, if you still...

Here's How to Clip Your Toenails to Prevent Ingrown Toenails Oct 1st, 2022

Have you ever had an ingrown toenail? If you have, you know it isn’t fun. Mild ingrown nails can be treated easily, but once they become infected, a professional will need to step in. But how can you cut your toenails in a way that prevents ingrown toenails before they start?...

What's Making My Toenail Thicken? Sep 1st, 2022

So you’ve begun to notice your toenails are becoming thicker. In many cases, it is an early sign of the nail fungus called onychomycosis. Our providers, including Payam Sarraf, DPM, Kate Kennedy, DPM, Katy Statler, DPM, Andrew Goodeill, DPM, Christopher Van Damme, DPM, Amelia Harris, DPM, and Sina Safar, DPM, want you to be treated for issues that could...

When Would I Need Steroid Injections for My Sports Injury? Aug 1st, 2022

If you have ever experienced an injury while playing sports, you know the healing process can be slow. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to you to make this process easier. Still, you might be wondering when steroid injections — which have been a mainstay of treatment for sports injuries — will...

Does Toenail Fungus Ever Go Away on Its Own? Jul 1st, 2022

Have you noticed something different about your toenails lately? Maybe a white or yellow area under your nail that wasn’t there before? It’s possible that you are dealing with toenail fungus. While many people are affected by toenail fungus, the problem isn’t well understood by the general public. Most people with...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore an Ingrown Toenail Jun 1st, 2022

Compared to all the health problems that might likely come your way, an ingrown toenail may seem like no big deal. But unfortunately, if left untreated, it can worsen and become incredibly painful. Some ingrown toenails can even become infected. At Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers, we want to help you treat your...

4 Symptoms of Athlete's Foot May 5th, 2022

Athlete’s foot is an extremely common condition that impacts millions of Americans. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to recognize the problem — let alone how to treat it.  Luckily, we at Foot + Ankle Specialty Centers want to provide you with a list of the four easy-to-spot symptoms as...

When Do Bunions Require Surgery? Apr 1st, 2022

A bunion looks like a big lump on the outer base of your big toe joint. But that bump isn’t a lump; it’s the joint itself. If you have bunions, your metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP), which is at the base of your big toe, doesn’t sit straight. Instead, it leans outward,...