Taking care of your skin, feet, and toes is a job that includes an array of moving parts. Indeed, ideally, most of us would have the time and energy to take care of our skin, feet, and toes daily. We would be taking the time to do weekly footbaths, invest in regular massages, and go to the podiatrist as soon as we experienced the slightest issue.
Unfortunately, reality does not always align with this ideal. Instead, our feet are often one of the most neglected areas of the body. Surveys show that “Half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities—like walking, exercising, working, or playing with grandchildren—in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps to 83 percent.” In other words, the average American can and will experience foot pain at some point in their life.
However, rather than normalizing the need for regular and continuous foot care, it seems that the average American has simply accepted foot pain as a part of life. Nevertheless, it doesn’t have to be. Here at Kalamazoo Podiatry, we care about your feet and want to do our best to ensure that they are in excellent condition. By visiting our practice, we can help you address and treat various painful nail and skincare issues that may be affecting your feet. Here is a list of the specific services we offer to help treat your skin, nails, ankles, and feet.
Skin and Nail Care for Feet and Ankles
If you are in search of a qualified professional to provide skin and nail care for feet and ankles, you’re in luck. We have a talented staff that offers personable, professional service to address the vast majority of your foot issues. Here is a list of the services we offer:
Athlete’s foot is a common condition that can vary in severity. If you have already tried OTC treatments, but the issue has not been resolved, it may be a good idea to visit our practice to fix it once and for all.
Caused by HPV, these relatively common warts can be highly painful. Although there are various OTC treatments for them, there are no guarantees that your issue will be solved using them. We are proud to offer Swift Therapy to treat and prevent warts from coming back! Therefore, if you have been suffering for weeks or months, it may be time to seek the help of our team of professionals.
Ingrown toenails are a painful yet prevalent condition in which the corner of the toenail grows into the flesh. Although they may seem simple to treat, dealing with broken flesh always places you at risk of contracting various other conditions and infections. Therefore, if you are experiencing painful ingrown toenails, it may be a good idea to have a treated by a member of our team immediately.
Fungal toenails are a condition marked by fungi growing on and around the toenails. This condition is one that often gets worse over time and can also lead to other health issues. If you are suffering from fungal toes, you may want to schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible.
Blisters are painful fluid-filled pockets that often form as a result of wearing shoes that are too small, wearing shoes that are ill-fitting or otherwise uncomfortable, and/or being highly active/athletic without the proper foot support. Since blisters can become infected and lead to pus or blood drainage, seeking the help of a professional is highly advised.
Black toenails are a condition that often forms as a result of fungal infections or after a toe has been stubbed or badly bruised. The best method of treatment largely depends on the cause. Therefore, visiting our practice can be an excellent method of addressing this issue and restoring your toenails to their normal color.
Looking for Skin and Nail Care for Feet and Ankles
Overall, if you are in search of a qualified podiatrist, we’re here to help. Here at Kalamazoo Podiatry, we have a team of kind, caring professionals who will go above and beyond to relieve your foot or ankle pain and restore the overall health of your feet. Contact us online for an appointment and more information.