Frequently

Asked Questions

Ingrown Toenails
  • Never pull on the cuticles.

  • Do not cut the toenails too short/deep, especially on the sides of the nail.

  • It usually can be treated on a same-day visit.

  • If it is left untreated, the infection can spread to the bone, especially in the diabetic foot.

 
Fungal Nails
  • It is contagious.

  • Treatment can be topical, oral, or nail avulsion if necessary.

  • The nails will get more damaged if not treated.

  • Do not apply nail polish

Warts
  • It is a virus (contagious).

  • There are multiple methods to treat a wart, surgically or non-surgically, depending on your life style.

  • Most of the treatments are painless, and you do not need to take time off from work.

 
IPK (Callus with a root)
  • Can be treated painlessly on the same day at the office.

  • It can be caused by foot imbalance or bony protrusion.

Hammertoes and Bunions
  • It is usually caused by foot imbalance.

  • It can be treated surgically or non-surgically.

  • The problem will get worse if you wait too long.

  • Proper shoes are important.

 
Heel and Foot Arch Pain
  • Usually, the treatment is non-surgical.

  • Excessive standing and wearing flat shoes will usually make the condition worse.

  • In the long run, will need custom-made orthoses, but only after the acute pain has improved.

In-toed Gait
  • The younger you are, the easier it is for the problem to be treated.

  • It usually doesn't get better by itself.

Flat Feet/Collapsible Foot Arch
  • It can cause pain at the ankles, the knees, the hips, or the lower back.

  • It can cause the formation of bony protrusion, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and neuritis.