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6 01, 2021

Cutting Your Nails

By |2021-01-06T03:59:35+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Cutting your fingernails and toenails is a self-care practice usually taught in your childhood. While this task may seem hard to mess up, there is definitely a right and wrong way to do it. Cutting your nails in the correct way can be beneficial in multiple ways. For one, the practices you follow while cutting [...]

5 01, 2021

Recovery after Ingrown Toenail Removal

By |2021-01-05T04:03:25+00:00January 5th, 2021|

Ingrown toenails are painful and often debilitating. Once you have decided with a podiatrist to have an ingrown toenail removal performed, it is important to know how recovery will look afterward. While ingrown toenail removal recovery often does require some effort, the outcome of having a successful treatment will be worth it. Different types of [...]

23 12, 2020

Simple Ways to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

By |2020-12-23T22:07:43+00:00December 23rd, 2020|

Ingrown toenails are painful, pesky to remove, and usually require medical attention to be cured. Before you get an ingrown toenail, you should think about the steps you can take to avoid getting one in the first place. These tips are simple and effective, and can save you a lot of pain and discomfort! Don’t [...]

22 12, 2020

Footwear and Ingrown Toenails

By |2020-12-22T23:59:23+00:00December 22nd, 2020|

The shoes you choose to wear are important for a number of reasons. Shoes are an expression of personal style, are a support system for your feet, and can even hold cultural value. Shoes are also an important medical tool; properly fitting and supportive shoes can both prevent and treat a number of issues all [...]

21 12, 2020

Identifying an Ingrown Toenail

By |2020-12-21T22:58:36+00:00December 21st, 2020|

As with any condition, the first step in recovering from an ingrown toenail is identifying it! While ingrown toenails are usually pretty easy to spot, it is helpful to know the signs in identifying an ingrown toenail. This way, you can catch an ingrown toenail in its early stages before it becomes worse. If this [...]

16 12, 2020

Flat Feet and Foot Pain

By |2020-12-16T03:49:57+00:00December 16th, 2020|

When the arches of the feet don’t fully develop during childhood or are worn down or injured, adults can have issues because of the resulting flatness of their feet. Feet are considered flat if the entire foot makes contact with the ground while standing. While this usually doesn’t pose a problem, sometimes flat feet can [...]

16 12, 2020

Post-Treatment Care for Ingrown Toenails

By |2020-12-16T03:16:04+00:00December 16th, 2020|

Once you’ve received treatment for an ingrown toenail, your podiatrist should guide you through the post-treatment care you should follow. However, if you are looking into getting your ingrown toenail removed you might want to know more about what the surgery involves. Post-treatment care for ingrown toenail removal will vary with each patient, but there [...]

15 12, 2020

How to Care For an Ingrown Toenail

By |2020-12-15T04:01:27+00:00December 15th, 2020|

Ingrown toenails usually require delicate, intentional care to see improvement. When you have an ingrown, the best thing to do is see a licensed podiatrist to have it removed. Although this is the best option, there are multiple ways to care for an ingrown toenail that start with things as simple as rest. Ingrown toenails [...]

12 12, 2020

Insoles vs Orthotic Support

By |2020-12-12T00:15:52+00:00December 12th, 2020|

Shoe inserts are a good idea for those that are suffering from foot pain as they can provide support for the foot. Many foot pain issues are caused by uneven tension or pressure on the foot, which is why the support of an insert can be helpful. However, not all inserts are created equal. If [...]

11 12, 2020

Cause of Infected Ingrowns

By |2020-12-11T22:51:08+00:00December 11th, 2020|

Most ingrown toenails are annoying and painful on their own. This annoyance compounds when the ingrown becomes infected; once this has happened, treatment will also become more involved. Infections of this nature occur when bacteria or other pathogenic organisms invade the skin and begin to grow. The body’s immune system then responds to the bacteria [...]