Corns tend to be smaller than calluses and are the hard center is surrounded by irritated skin. While corns can be found on the bottom of the foot where pressure is usually applied, it is more common that you find corns on the tops and sides of your toes and even between your toes. When pressure is applied, corns can cause significant pain and discomfort.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetics are especially prone to foot problems. Podiatrists can offer preventive care through periodic office visits (covered by most insurance companies) and as Henderson Podiatry participates in the therapeutic shoe program, diabetics can be fitted for one pair of extra- depth shoes on a yearly basis. Neuropathy, or nerve damage is a common complication in diabetics. Our MLS laser therapy has been shown to diminish the symptoms of neuropathy. In addition, our doctors are all qualified to provide wound care for diabetic ulcerations. We utilize several modalities including skin grafts to successfully treat diabetic foot ulcers.
Ingrown toenails can be caused by cutting the nails too short, ill-fitting shoes, fungal infections or an injury. If the problem is acute, antibiotics or removal is recommended. If the problem is chronic, permanent removal of the offending border is an option
Nails that are thick or deformed can result from an injury. Nails that are discolored, thickened, with a musty odor and debris under the nail causing it to list are signs of a fungus infection. Oran and topical medications, as well as Cutera laser therapy are possible treatment options
Warts are caused by a virus which leaves raised bumps or calluses on the feet. Pain occurs with weight-bearing and treatment consists of acids, cryotherapy or Cutera laser therapy.
Athletes foot is a contagious fungal infection characterized by dry, flakey, red, itchy and sometimes blisters on the skin. Present on the sole or between the toes, this condition occurs when feet are placed in dark, warm and moist areas, such as shoes.