Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need to see a Podiatrist?
Do I need to replace my current orthotics and if so, how often?
What causes ingrown toenails?
What causes dry, cracked heels?
Who do I see for bone issues in my foot or ankle, a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon?
What can I do about athlete's foot?
A dark moist environment is the perfect place for fungal producing athletes’ foot. Athletes’ foot can spread in locker rooms, spas, pools and other public areas. It is important to protect your feet in these areas and wear flip-flops, crocs or slippers. Other ways to avoid athletes’ foot is to dry well between your feet after bathing, wear socks that are made of cotton or wool, change your socks often if your feet sweat excessively and avoid sharing shoes.
What causes warts and are they contagious?
Warts are caused by a virus. The virus lives in moist environments such as pools, spas, locker rooms and public showers. It’s always a good idea to wear flip-flops in these areas. Yes, warts can be contagious. It would be unwise to pick at it as it can spread to someone else. If that person has the potential towards getting that virus, in the same way certain people have the potential for catching a certain cold.
Do I need orthotics?
What do I need to do if my heels hurt?
Is it safe to have pedicures?
How do I know if I have fungus on my nails?
What do I do about my bunions?
Why do the balls of my feet hurt?
What are hammertoes?
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