Expert Care For Foot Skin Conditions & Toenail Disorders by our Fairfax, VA Podiatrists
At Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center, our Podiatrists specialize in a quick, virtually painless, and correction of ingrown toenails. An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection.
Some common Symptoms of Ingrown Nails:
Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors. Usually a hereditary condition, ingrown toenails can become problematic, being the cause of recurring pain and infection. For more than 35 years, Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center has helped our patients obtain permanent resolutions to this problem through ingrown toenail surgery. With this surgery, the toe is anesthetized, and the portion of the toenail that is ingrown is removed, while the root of the nail is chemically cauterized. This procedure is not only effective, but it is also painless, except for the local anesthetic, and does not restrict activities afterward.
Reach out and schedule an appointment with Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center today.
Do You Have Thick, Yellow, Discolored Toenails?
Are You Embarrassed To Wear Your Open-Toed Shoes In Public?
Chances are you have fungal toenails, a condition also known as onychomycosis.
Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that grows in and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another. Treatment for fungal toenails includes topical and oral medications, which used together are very effective.
If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please book an appointment now with Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center.
WARTS | PLANTAR WARTS
At Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center, our Podiatrists use state-of-the-art technology for foot warts(plantar warts). Our Podiatrists offer many wart removal treatment options.
Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart.
Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon.
There are several treatments for plantar warts, the type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs. Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, book an appointment to have them removed before they multiply
ATHLETE'S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS)
Our Podiatrists diagnoses and treats a variety of skin conditions affecting the foot.
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot. Symptoms typically include burning, pain, itching and scaling.
Athlete's foot is highly contagious. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot on contaminated floors and object. Athlete's Foot can even be passed from person to person.
Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes".