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...
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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus: There’s New Proof it Really Works...

When you glance down at your feet, do you see a series of yellow and white blotches on your bare toenails? Have the edges of those nails seemingly thickened over the last few weeks? Do they have rough edges and emit a funky odor, especially when you try to clip your nails? If so, it could be onychomycosis that’s the cause of it all. It’s an unpleasant condition that has a tendency to creep up on people when they least expect it. That’s because it’s caused by a fungus that’s too small to be seen by the naked eye. So by the time it’s noticeable, damage has already been done to the nail bed and exposed nail. Many people who find themselves in such unpleasant straits try a series of home remedies at the outset. They may cut their nails down to a painful size and slather on a wide variety of creams. Although those actions may provide some relief, they can be messy, costly and ineffective in the long run. Good thing there are other ways to return one’s toenails back to normal. One of the most effective, affordable options is scheduling laser treatments designed to target toenail fungus. It’s FDA approved and has been used by podiatrists...
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis and Finding Remedies for the Pain

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis and Finding Remedies for the Pain...

If you’re a runner, you might already be familiar with plantar fasciitis, either from the pain of experiencing the medical condition or from simple awareness of the pain risks associated with running. First things first, the plantar fascia is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. This connective tissue also supports the arch of the foot. Stress on the plantar fascia from repeated activity, such as running, can strain the ligament, even causing tiny tears. The ligament takes a pounding during a run so it’s no surprise that plantar fasciitis is a common runner’s injury. It’s sometimes called “runner’s heel” but it doesn’t just affect runners. Broadly speaking, people who are on their feet a lot can put themselves at risk of developing plantar fasciitis. While this includes athletes, people whose jobs involve extended periods of walking and being on their feet could develop plantar fasciitis. People who are overweight can develop the condition, as the weight puts additional strain on the feet. Older people also face greater risk of developing the condition, the result of a loss of elasticity in the connective tissue. The Mayo Clinic offers some tips for people to do themselves if they suffer pain from plantar fasciitis: Weight — A healthy...
Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams...

Do you suffer from poor circulation in your feet? If so, and you happen to be over the age of 50, chances are you’re in good company. Why? It is a condition that commonly affects our country’s senior members, especially those that live rather sedentary lifestyles. It may lead to edema, undesirable skin changes, prolonged infections, painful cramps and a thickening of the toenails. On an upbeat note, receiving podiatric care geared towards elderly people may help resolve at least some of those complaints. Podiatrists typically attack circulatory problems using a variety of modalities. For example, they may suggest that seniors start using topical creams that contain a mixture of L-Arginine and nitric oxide (e.g. HealthiFeet ). They are widely recognized as two agents that help improve blood vessel health and overall circulation. This is often especially the case when they are combined with therapeutic massage, hot/cold therapy and foot exercises. It is also not unusual for podiatrists that believe in using a holistic approach to treat elderly people’s feet to prescribe the use of herbal supplements or medicinal herbs. The list of those that are known to help improve circulation in the lower extremities includes, but isn’t restricted to ginkgo biloba, vitamin C, ginger, fish oil and cayenne...
Ask a Foot Care Expert: What’s Up With All of This Intense Itching?

Ask a Foot Care Expert: What’s Up With All of This Intense Itching?...

When the majority of Americans hear that someone has itchy feet and ankles, thoughts of tinea pedis tend to immediately come to mind. Although it is often one of the chief causes of intense itchy, it by far, isn’t the only one. There are actually many conditions that may be behind the intense itching and home foot care may not be enough to solve the problem. Here’s a look at just some of the other podiatry issues that could be spurring on a person’s overwhelming need to scratch: Xerotic Eczema If the temperatures have already started to dip and relative humidity is low, a person’s feet could show signs of xerotic eczema. It could also be caused by dehydration, malnutrition, allergic reactions to soap and taking too many hot showers in the winter months. In addition to the itching, people affected by the condition may experience redness, scaling, peeling and cracked skin too. Foot care may involve the use of washing powders, non-steroidal creams, steroidal creams, medicated oils and other thick emollients. Dyshidrotic Eczema If a person has many of the symptoms mentioned above but their feet and ankles also happen to be covered with clusters of little blisters, it could be dyshidrotic eczema instead. Although both genders have...

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Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Philadelphia, PA 19128
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