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Find out how to protect your feet from soreness and infection in sandal season.
The clocks have sprung forward and warmer temperatures are greeting us, it seems that the worst of winter has passed (knock on wood, at least!). However, this is usually the time that people start thinking about getting their beach bodies ready for the warm months ahead. Nothing sounds better than lying on a beach relaxing in the hot, sunny weather; however, before you start pulling out those flip flops and shorts maybe it’s time to take a look at the health of your feet and discover ways to keep those pretty toes healthy throughout the Memphis summertime.
Summer Foot Ailments
We all love to pull out the sandals when the weather gets warm; however, these shoes can make our feet prone to issues such as athlete’s foot, corns and calluses, and even plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes heel pain. No one wants to deal with painful foot conditions or infections; therefore, it’s important to learn the best ways to keep feet healthy while still enjoying all that summer has to offer:
If you are experiencing foot or ankle problems, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with you California and Memphis podiatrist, Dr. Nathan Lucas, DPM. Let’s get your feet summer-ready!
Do you have grotesque and unsightly toenails that make you uncomfortable enough to not even want to take your shoes off? You're not the only one! Many Americans today suffer from a variety of different toenail infections that leave their podiatric health in real jeopardy.
But whether your toenails are oozing, discolored, severely cracked, or just unattractive, did you know that total relief could be found under the expert podiatric care of Dr. Nathan Lucas, DPM? Located in Los Angeles, CA and Memphis, TN, Dr. Lucas employs state-of-the-art podiatric techniques that can just about guarantee a fresh pair of toes from here on out!
One of his favorite and most successful techniques involves the CoolTouch Laser, which can render just about any toenail fungus a thing of the past in just a few short minutes. The CoolTouch Laser has an extremely high success rate and makes sure the fungus doesn't come back to terrorize your footsies any more, zapping away any residual symptoms and leaving you ready to continue your everyday routine.
As a superior alternative for prescription medications that oftentimes leave your toenails just as bad as they were before, CoolTouch Laser therapy is well worth the initial up-front cost, especially when you've got Dr. Lucas at the helm. With minimal recovery time needed and the chance at a fresh set of feet, it's no wonder troubled toenails are making the trek to Dr. Lucas and his CoolTouch Laser treatment.
If you've had enough of your toenail fungus and want to get rid of it once-and-for-all, then it's time you gave Dr. Lucas a call today at (310) 533-9400 for CA and (901) 309-8898 TN. Besides, what's there to lose - aside from your toenail fungus!
Hidden Incision Bunion Surgery (HIBS)
(3 weeks After Bunion Surgery Photo with no visible Scar)
A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Over time, the movement of the big toe angles in toward the other toes, sometimes overlapping a third toe (known as Hallux Valgus). The growing enlargement or protuberance then causes more irritation or inflammation. In some cases, the big toe moves toward the second toe and rotates or twists, which is known as Hallus Abducto Valgus. A bunion can also lead to other toe deformities, such as hammertoe.
Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain from the constant irritation, rubbing, and friction of the enlargement against shoes. The skin over the toe becomes red and tender. Because this joint flexes with every step, the bigger the bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Over time, bursitis or arthritis may set in, the skin on the bottom of the foot may become thicker, and everyday walking may become difficult -- all contributing to chronic pain.
Bunions are caused by an inherited foot structure and may be further aggravated by shoes. Foot injuries, neuromuscular problems, flat feet, and pronated feet can contribute to their formation. It is estimated that bunions occur in 33 percent of the population in Western countries.
Because they are bone deformities, bunions do not resolve by themselves. The goal for bunion treatment is twofold: first, to relieve the pressure and pain cause by irritations, and second to stop any progressive growth of the enlargement. Commonly used methods for reducing pressure and pain caused by bunions include:
Depending on the size of the enlargement, misalignment of the toe, and pain experienced, conservative treatments may not be adequate to prevent progressive damage from bunions. In these cases, bunion surgery, known as a bunionectomy, may be advised to remove the bunion and realign the toe. Dr. Lucas utilizes a "Hidden Incisional" approach when perfoming bunion surgery. He realizes that Aesthetics is just as important in addition to comfort and structural realignment of bunion deformities.
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