First Class Care For Foot Skin Conditions & Toenail Conditions by our New Hyde Park, NY Podiatrist
At New Hyde Park Podiatry, our Podiatrist specializes in a quick, virtually painless, and correction of ingrown toenails.
Some common Symptoms of Ingrown Nails
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, we can remove the root in the office to permanently prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless, and we'll get you back to your normal activities. Reach out and schedule an appointment with us today.
Do You Have Thick, Yellow, Discolored Toenails?
Are You Embarrassed To Wear Your Open-Toed Shoes In Public?
Chances are you have fungal toenails, a condition also known as onychomycosis.
Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that grows in and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another. Treatment for fungal toenails includes topical and oral medications, which used together are very effective.
If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please book an appointment now with New Hyde Park Podiatry.
WARTS | PLANTAR WARTS
New Hyde Park Podiatry uses state-of-the-art technology for foot warts (plantar warts)
Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart. Our Podiatrist offers many wart removal treatment options. The type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs.
Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, book an appointment to have them removed before they multiply
ATHLETE'S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS)
Our Podiatrist diagnoses and treats a variety of skin conditions affecting the foot.
Athlete's foot is a kind of fungal infection that causes cracked red patches to form on the feet, usually between the toes. The affected areas may itch, burn, flake or ooze. Athlete's foot and other fungal infections may spread to the toenails (onychomycosis), causing them to change color, thicken, or crumble. Fungi grow fastest in warm, moist conditions; accordingly, risk factors for contracting fungal infections include keeping the feet wet for long periods of time, walking barefoot in wet public places such as pools or showers, wearing closed shoes that do not allow the feet to "breathe," and having sweaty feet.
Fungal infections may be mild or severe, last a short or a long time, clear on their own or require professional treatment. They may recur over time. They may also develop into more significant problems such as bacterial infection, especially if a person scratches at the infected areas. People with diabetes should be especially attentive.
New Hyde Park Podiatry offers various treatments for Athlete's foot. If you suspect you have athlete's foot then contact us to make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation.