Posts Categorized: Foot Care

Do you have a bunion?

A bunion–from the Latin “bunio,” means enlargement. A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe.  This forces the toe to bend toward the little toes. Since this joint carries a lot of the body’s weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. The big toe… Read more »

Frostbite Prevention

Frostbite is a serious tissue destroying disorder.  It is something that is not often anticipated during relatively mild winter temperatures. The doctors and staff at Fenton Foot Care encourage everyone to stay alert and take precautions to avoid the unnecessary distress of frostbite.   Frostbite can occur in as little as 30 minutes even in temperatures from… Read more »

What Your Podiatrist Can Do For You In 2016:

Be there when you need them. Podiatrists treat conditions of both the foot and ankle. If you have pain or questions about your feet, they are well qualified. Each podiatrist goes to a medical school specifically for foot and ankle. Today’s podiatrist also does a three year surgical residency. If you have consistent pain or… Read more »

Do I have fungal nails?

Are your nails are discolored, white, yellow, green, brown or black? Are they thicker than normal, loosen easily, lift up at the ends or sometimes fall off? Discoloration can be caused by many things including fungus, yeast, mold, other chemicals like nailpolish. Trauma to the nail by dropping something on top of it, or the… Read more »

Frostbite Warning Signs

In the Podiatry world, it’s the start of frostbite season. As the snow begins to fall and the temperature begins to drop, for many reasons we are drawn outdoors. Frostbite is the freezing of skin and other soft tissues. It occurs most frequently to exposed areas, but even toes and feet covered with boots are… Read more »

Things to remember when buying your boots this winter

Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. Select natural material, like leather, that allows proper airflow and… Read more »

The Painful Ingrown Toenail

Doctors have foot problems too! An ingrowing nail is a common problem that can effect people of all ages.  An ingrown nail occurs when the toenail is pushing on or digging into the skin at the side or end of the toe.  It typically starts as a mild redness, inflammation, or pain. Usually it will… Read more »

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Diabetes is a disease affecting many parts of the body.  While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can enjoy a full and active life. Of the more than 28 million people in the US with diabetes, about… Read more »