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…
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Dr. Hirt what is the most common summer foot problems you see?
I would say by far the two biggest problems I see are:
Ingrown toenails and Planter Fasciitis (heel pain, heel spur). In this interview I will discuss ingrown nails and will discuss heel pain in next interview due to limited time.
What is an Ingrown Toenail?
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 mild pain. Usually it will get worse with time and can become infected. If left untreated, in can progress into an abscess, infection, and in rare occasions serious bone infection requiring surgery. It is critical to get the nail evaluated as soon as possible to prevent complications.