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Posts for: August, 2020

By Dr Arden Smith
August 17, 2020
Category: Ingrown Toenails
Tags: Ingrown Toenails  
For some folks, frequent ingrown toenails might be dictated by genetics. The nails may grow thicker, or just grow a certain way that then causes a corner, or the border of the nail to grow into the skin.
 
If you have a tendency to get ingrown toenails frequently, one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth may recommend an in-office procedure to correct the problem. 
 
There is a permanent procedure that we can do where you can permanently remove the border of the toenail that keeps ingrowing. One of our expert podiatrists will numb the area and cut out the problematic part of the toenail. An acid is applied to prevent the nail from growing back. Full recovery usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks with no loss of function. It’s an easy procedure that can be done right in our office and takes about 10 minutes.
 
If you suffer from chronic ingrown toenails speak to one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth.

                          
 
Living with diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage and poor circulation. However, you can play a vital role in prevention. To avoid serious foot problems that could result in losing a toe, foot, or leg, follow these guidelines from Advanced Podiatry:
 
– Inspect feet daily. 
Diabetes may cause nerve damage, which takes away the feeling in your feet, so a twice daily visual inspection is important. Check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or nail problems. Use a magnifying hand mirror to look at the bottom of your feet. Call one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth if you notice any issues.
 
– Bathe feet gently. 
Wash your feet daily with a soft washcloth, or a sponge using only lukewarm soapy water. Dry by blotting carefully.
 
-Moisturize. 
Use a moisturizer daily to keep dry skin from itching or cracking. But, don’t moisturize between the toes, that could encourage a fungal infection. Our Kamea and Foot Miracle products are wonderful for this.
 
-Regular maintenance and examination.
Regular maintenance treatments and periodic diabetic foot examinations by one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, and Maspeth will go along way in helping to prevent unwanted complications. 
 
As Benjamin Franklin said, "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure".

By Dr Arden Smith
August 06, 2020
Category: Foot Care
                           
 
Overly moist feet can be frustrating and embarrassing, especially if they start to stink!
 
So, why must your feet sweat so much? Interestingly, our feet have more sweat glands per inch than anywhere else in our body and each foot contains a whopping 125,000 sweat glands!
 
Although cotton is one of the most common materials for socks, it’s actually one of the worst for keeping your feet dry because it doesn’t absorb moisture without becoming and staying soaked. While it might sound counter intuitive, wool socks are your best bet for cool and dry feet in the summertime, as wool wicks away moisture to prevent your feet from becoming soggy and wet. For sweat free feet, opt for socks made from merino wool, or synthetic blends.



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