In our experience here at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center, too many people are embarrassed by their feet. Socks and shoes help them tuck away their embarrassment during the cold months. But feet don’t hide so easily this time of year. If you hold your feet in low esteem, the first thing board-certified podiatrists Dr. Samantha Boyd, Dr. Hal Ornstein, Dr. Dan Phan, and Dr. Joseph Saka suggest is to change your mindset. Whatever you think is wrong with your feet, we’ve most likely got a solution for you.
Solution: A sandal with a low heel and wide toe area. Many styles of open-toed shoes for both men and women have the room you need to accommodate a bunion. For women, avoid high heels that force you to bear weight on your toes. If you’ve suffered from a bunion for a long time, it may be time to consider bunion surgery.
Problem: Ugly toenails
Solution: Find out what’s making your toenails discolored or crumbling. If you’ve got a fungus that you’ve tried to eliminate at home without success, it may be because you’re not using the right medications. Laser therapy can also help.
Problem: Corns and calluses
Solution: Podiatrists have safe, effective ways to treat these areas of thickened skin on your feet.
Problem: Cracked heels
Solution: Persistent, deep cracks in your heels are not just unsightly: they’re prone to infection. If home treatments aren’t helping, make an appointment with us.
Problem: Toe deformities
Solution: Bent, clawed, or overlapping toes can improve with stretching exercises and, if necessary, surgery.
Summer’s on the horizon. Free your feet from hiding. Request an appointment with us at our Monmouth County podiatry office. With offices in Howell and Jackson, New Jersey, office hours until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturday appointments from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., you’re sure to find a time and place convenient for you. Call us at (732) 905-1110 or contact us online.