Total Toenail Care

1. Total Toenail Care

At our Philadelphia podiatrist offices we offer patients a clean, up-to-date facility with a very friendly and efficient staff. We are an established business and have been in the same location for over 20 years. We treat all foot, ankle, and nail care needs. We offer postural and gait analysis, and also provide custom and over-the-counter orthotics. Some of the total nail care services and products we offer are listed below: Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus KerryFlex Nail Restoration Paraffin Wax Treatment Dr. Remedy’s Nail Polish We also offer Skin Cancer Screening, Rehabilitation, Modality Treatments, Exercise Therapy, and Shiatsu Massage. We have a licensed pedicurist on-site, so be sure to ask for Special Pedicure...
Podiatrists in Philadephia, PA

2. Podiatrists in Philadephia, PA...

Have you been researching the Internet trying to find an experienced podiatrist in Philadelphia, PA? Well look no further….welcome to Center for Foot & Ankle Excellence. We have been providing foot and ankle care in Philadelphia, PA for over 20 years! Our Philadelphia foot doctors, Kenneth D’Ortone, DPM Sabrina Minhas, DPM, and Larry Goss, DPM are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of foot and ankle care available. Browse our website for more information about our Philadelphia foot clinics. You can find detailed information about the doctors, get directions to our offices, download/print your patient forms, and even Request Appointments...
Types of Toenail Fungus Treatment

3. Types of Toenail Fungus Treatment...

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can turn into a painful situation. Once the fungus is contracted it develops and grows underneath the toenail. This can cause the toenail to become discolored, thick and have an unnatural appearance. The good news is that there are a variety of toenail fungus treatments available. Symptoms Initially toenail fungus can appear as a white or yellow spot located underneath the tip of the nail. Over time the toenail becomes thick and distorted as the infection grows and spreads. Eventually the infected toenail can separate from the toe. It can cause pain on the tips of the toes and even provide a horrible odor. Contracting Toenail Fungus Toenail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is found most often in dark, heated and moist environments. This means people can get the fungus from showers, gym locker rooms, swimming pools and more. People who have diabetes, previous cases of athlete’s foot, or auto-immune deficiencies have a greater chance of being infected. Toenail fungus will usually enter the body through a cut in the skin or an opening in the toenail. Non-Surgical Treatments There are anti-fungal creams people can obtain over the counter. Their effectiveness has always been uncertain. A Philadelphia foot doctor could provide oral anti-fungal medications. They come with a minor risk of side effects that range from skin rashes to liver damage. They are more effective than creams, but usually must be taken for several...
advertisement advertisement
Foot Orthotics: Will They Help Seasonal Athletes Recover from Shin Splints?

Foot Orthotics: Will They Help Seasonal Athletes Recover from Shin Splints?...

Although shin splints can happen at any time of the year, they tend to spring up more often when people begin returning to the tennis courts and running tracks. The reason behind the increase is easy to understand. As people try to get back into the swing of their favorite sports, they inadvertently put undue pressure on their tibias, tendons and muscles. That added pressure sparks inflammation, mild soreness and eventually severe pain that may interfere with their exercise routines or daily ambulation. Thankfully, wearing foot orthotics and taking over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medications frequently helps them feel better quicker. First, podiatrists must identify whether the person’s pain is emanating from the medial, lateral or anterior area of the shin. Then, it is common to watch the patient walk and determine if there is excessive pronation, forefoot valgus, supination or other biomechanical problems that may be contributing to the person’s shin splints. Afterward, custom foot orthotics may be ordered and designed to suit the patient’s needs. Ideally, whichever foot orthotics are prescribed, they’ll correct the biomechanical issue, thereby reducing stress on the lower leg during routine ambulation or running. So which foot orthotic devices are used to help ease the pain of shin splints? As you can guess, it will depend...
Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!...

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, Meg Ryan and Kate Moss have in common? They’re all celebrities with foot problems and they have a lot of company. Over the years, a large number of female celebs have either been called out or spoken out about the damage footwear has done to their well manicured feet. Some of the lovely ladies have caused their feet to develop everything from bunions, calluses, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis to ankle sprains and fractures all in the name of high fashion headlines. There have even been incidents of footwear allegedly causing sacroiliac joint pain, back problems and knee osteoarthritis. So what can non-celebrities learn from their glamorous idols? For one, wearing shoes that are too tight and don’t provide enough support are bound to create problems in the long-term. As Sarah Jessica Parker pointed out in a Spring 2013 Weekly US article, her years of poor shoe choices have left her feet in pretty bad shape. Does anyone really want to suffer the same fate? We don’t think so. With that said, it is vital to make fashion choices with a healthy dose of common sense and an eye towards the future. In addition, getting into the...
Professional Athletes’ Broken Ankles Capture Headlines in Early 2015

Professional Athletes’ Broken Ankles Capture Headlines in Early 2015...

In early 2015, a number of professional athletes were temporarily put out of commission thanks to broken ankles. Among them were University of Kentucky’s Janee Thompson and Los Angeles Kings’ Tanner Pearson. Thompson reportedly broke her tibia and Pearson, as it later turned out, actually broke his fibula. Both are two of the three bones that make up the top ankle joint. The other is the talus. It should also be mentioned that there is another joint in the foot that connects the ankle bone to the heel bone. It’s called the subtalar joint but apparently neither athlete broke that one this time around. When the tibia, fibula or talus breaks, it can be quite traumatic for athletes and everyday Joes alike. In most cases, swelling and severe pain are immediately present and the injured person can no longer stand up without assistance. As time goes on, bruising is also likely to appear on and around the broken bones. After the injury, it is extremely important that the accident victim’s broken ankle is examined and repaired. Otherwise, the deformities could become permanent, thereby rendering the person disabled. Furthermore, if the person who sustains the broken ankle hasn’t finished growing yet (e.g. child), he or she will need to be...
The Treatment, Causes, and Facts about Gout

The Treatment, Causes, and Facts about Gout...

Gout (Gouty Arthritis) is a painful arthritic disease that causes severe inflammation, pain, redness, and swelling. Patients attest that, without treatment and care, gout is debilitating, often leading to an inability to work or live life normally. Gout occurs when too much uric acid (human waste -a byproduct of normal metabolic function) builds up in the body and isn’t excreted normally. A problem that, in and of itself, can lead to many other problems, including crystal build-up and kidney stones. Here are some other facts about gout: Though uric acid is normally absorbed by the blood, in the case of gout, it is not. This occurs when the body ups the levels of uric acid it makes, when the kidneys fail to excrete it, and with a diet consisting of foods with too many purines. Your chances of gout increases when: you are male, if it runs in your family, if you are overweight, if you drink too much alcohol, or if you have had an organ transplant. Gout has the potential to cause under-skin nodules called tophi. Another large contributor to whether you will get gout is related to the amount of sugary drinks you consume. A recent study found that people who consume at least two sugary...

« Previous Entries

Philadelphia Foot & Ankle Clinics

2429 Brown Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 596-4191


5735 Ridge Avenue
Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 613-4871

The Treatment, Causes, and Facts about Gout