Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Ingrown Toenails—toenails with corners or sides that dig painfully into the skin...

Basic Foot Care Guidelines
...Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails...

General Statistics
...Ingrown toenails are frequently caused by improper nail trimming, but also by shoe pressure, injury, fungus infection, heredity and poor foot structure...

Nail Problems
Black Toenails Ingrown Toenails Nail Fungus

Enchondroma
...When enchondromas occur in the small bone in the end of the toe, they can cause pain that may mimic the pain of ingrown toenails...

Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Basic Foot Care Guidelines
...Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; it can lead to ingrown toenails...

Diabetic Foot Care
... Be sure to also avoid ingrown toenails, which can get infected, by keeping them trimmed neatly...

Pedicures
...This helps prevent ingrown toenails, allowing the straight edge of the nail to advance as one unit...

Stockings?
...The cramping and pressure of the hose can contribute to ingrown toenails and hammertoes...