Our West Haven, CT Podiatrist Can Help You Can Help You With Toenail & Skin Problems

 

 

INGROWN TOENAILS

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When a nail starts to grow into the skin rather than outwards, people can experience a considerable amount of pain. There is also a high risk of infection. West Haven Foot & Ankle Centercan treat ingrown toenails using a range of proven methods, helping patients to manage their condition effectively as well as promoting healing.

SYMPTOMS

Pain, redness, and swelling can occur at the affected nail.

TREATMENTS

Lifting or removing the toenail, Antibiotics, custom orthotics for prevention, and more.

If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to contact us. Your treatment at West Haven Foot and Ankle Center will be gentle and virtually painless.

 

 

TOENAIL FUNGUS

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Fungal toenail symptoms are thickened, brittle, crumbly, or ragged nails. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Nail Fungus is 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. 

Treatments include oral anti-fungal drugs, medicated nail polish or cream, or nail removal.

If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please book an appointment with West Haven Foot & Ankle Center.

 

 

FOOT WARTS - PLANTAR WARTS

At our podiatry practice, West Haven Foot & Ankle Center, we offer many wart removal treatment options. 

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Warts are growths caused by viruses beneath the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body – including the feet. When warts appear on the soles of the feet, they are known as ‘plantar warts’, which are hard and may even grow inward due to pressure on the heels and balls of the feet. Though foot warts are not a serious health threat, they are often a source of discomfort and embarrassment.  

TREATMENTS

Our Podiatrist can remove foot warts using one of several techniques. You may be prescribed salicylic acid to help peel away layers of the wart. Often, salicylic acid is used in conjunction with cryotherapy, during which your podiatrist will apply liquid nitrogen that freezes the wart. In cases where salicylic acid and cryotherapy are ineffective, your podiatrist may recommend the use of other chemical acids, laser treatments or immune therapy.

Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar wart, make an appointment with West Haven Foot & Ankle Center as soon as possible to have them removed before they multiply

 

 

ATHLETE'S FOOT 

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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes.

Signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning. Athlete’s foot is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels or clothing.

Athlete’s foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated. 

We offer various treatments for Athlete's foot. If you think you have athlete's feet, schedule an appointment with West Haven Foot & Ankle Center and let our Foot Doctor help you find relief.