Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails, known as onychocryptosis, most commonly occur on the big toe and are caused by pressure that drives the edge of the nail into the surrounding skin. Ingrown toenails can result from improper nail trimming, injuries, fungal infections, and toe deformities; they can also be inherited. The condition causes pain, redness, inflammation, swelling, and […]

Fungal Nails

Fungal infections can develop underneath the toenail surface, often as a result of other fungal foot infections. Fungal nails, or onychomycosis, can be harder to treat than other foot fungi, such as ; they can be accompanied by bacterial and/ or yeast infections that affect the nail plate as a result of the fungal infection, […]

Black Toenails

Black toenails (subungual hematomas) are bruised toenails that result from blood collecting under the nail. They can be caused by crushing, impact, or injury to the toe, such as dropping something heavy on or stubbing the toe. Runners frequently suffer from black toenails due to the big toe rubbing against the tip of an ill-fitting […]

Heel Fissures

Heel fissures, or cracks in the skin of the heel, occur due to the area being subjected to constant pressure and friction. The heel is also susceptible to dry skin and . Superficial cracks that do not penetrate deeply into the skin’s surface can be treated with thick creams to provide moisture. Deeper heel fissures […]

Heel Calluses

, or thickened skin, result from on-going friction or pressure on a particular area of skin. Heel or plantar calluses cause irritation and pain as the thickened skin continues to be exposed to pressure or rub against footwear. Orthotic inserts and properly fitting footwear can prevent and alleviate calluses. For cases of heel callus resulting […]