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Sports-Related Treatments

•  Ankle sprain
•  Joint pain
•  Tendonitis
•  Stress fractures
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Diabetes-Related Treatments

• Yearly Screenings
• Neuropathy and circulation
• Diabetic shoes and inserts
• Foot care education
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Common Foot Treatments

• Heel pain
• Bunions
• Hammertoes
• Ingrown toenails
• Athlete's foot
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Answer 1. There may be other reasons for the discoloration, but the two primary reasons are trauma or fungus infection. The most effective way to return your toenail to its natural state and color is to use a topical or oral medication that's prescribed by a podiatrist.

Answer 2. You may have plantar faciitis, which is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough tissue that supports the arch of the foot. Plantar faciitis is also referred to as heel spurs. Heel spurs can be caused by lack of arch support, improper athletic training and sudden overuse of your feet. People with low arches, flat feet or high arches are sometimes prone to developing plantar fasciitis. Wearing shoes with more arch support and stretching can help relieve heel spur pain. For more serious cases, your podiatrist may administer an injection or prescribe oral anti-inflammatories, customized orthotics, night splints or physical therapy.

Answer 3. Diabetes can decrease the blood circulation to your feet, causing numbness and a tingling sensation. However, these symptoms can also be caused by diabetic neuropathy, a peripheral nerve disorder. Neuropathy can sometimes create a false sense of burning or painful sensations. Although there are medications to help with the pain, the best way to control neuropathy is keep blood sugar levels down through proper diet and medication. If you are diagnosed with neuropathy, it is vital to see your podiatrist on a regular basis.

Answer 4. All medications have risks and benefits. However, when prescribed and taken correctly, oral anti-fungal medications are safe to use and can be highly effective. It's best to consult your podiatrist to determine the best medication for you.

Answer 5. It depends. In order to assess the need for diabetic shoes, we take several factors into consideration, including whether you have poor circulation; whether you experience numbness along with a condition such as a bunion or hammertoe; whether you have a pre-ulcerative callus; and whether you have a history of a previous ulceration or non-traumatic amputation. Diabetic shoes and inserts are a proven method of reducing the need for a first or further amputation. And with today's new diabetic shoes, patients can enjoy both style and comfort. View samples of shoes for diabetic patients.

Answer 6. Orthotics is custom-made appliances (such as inserts) for your feet. Orthotics are made to control and accommodate your feet; aligning them into an ideal position that improves functionality. It's important to note that, like eye glasses, orthotics do not correct your feet they help you function more comfortably in your daily activities. Orthotics are made according to shoe type (e.g. tennis shoes or high heels), and can also be specially made for specific activities such as running, golf and tennis. Orthotics can be especially beneficial for people who work on their feet such as construction workers, salespeople and mail carriers. Simple to use, orthotics are an effective treatment for many foot conditions and can last up to 2-3 years.