Our Podiatrist in Wading River, Riverhead, North Shore Long Island, NY can help you with your toenail or skin problems
MANY TOENAIL FUNGUS TREATMENT OPTIONS, INCLUDING MEDICATION & LASER
Fungal nail infection may cause nails to become disclosed (yellowish-brown or opaque), thick and brittle and may separate from the rest of the nail. Fungal nail infections are difficult to treat. Medication may include tablets and/or creams applied directly to the problem area.
There are currently 3 treatment modalities for this condition. They include topical medications, oral medications, which can have some serious side effects; and the newest modality which is laser therapy.
At Lite Step Podiatry Wellness in Wading River, Riverhead, North Shore Long Island we use a laser, which focuses a concentrated beam of laser light through the nail to eradicate the fungus living under and in the nail. The procedure is performed right in our office, requires no anesthesia and ispainless. Most patients require only three treatments and can once again enjoy wearing open toed shoes.
If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please schedule an appointment for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for laser therapy.
INGROWN TOENAIL PAIN
At Lite Step Podiatry Wellness, many of my patients fear coming in for treatment of an infected ingrown toenail. They come in with excruciating pain and we get to send them home feeling a whole lot better.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors. Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, we can remove the root in the office to permanently prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patricia Nicholas. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless, and our Podiatry team will get you back to your activities right away.
FOOT WARTS - PLANTAR WARTS
Planter warts are tough, horny growths that develop on the soles of the feet. Contagious, the are caused by a virus entering through broken skin and often spread via public pools and showers.
There are several treatments for plantar warts, the type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs. Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, come in immediately to have them removed before they multiply
At Lite Step Podiatry Welness we offer many wart removal treatment options. Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. Contact us today for an evaluation and treatment plan.
CORNS & CALLUSES
Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that develop to protect that area from irritation. They occur when something rubs against the foot repeatedly or causes excess pressure against part of the foot. If the thickening of skin occurs on the bottom of the foot, it's called a callus. If it occurs on the top of the foot (or toe), it's called a corn. At Lite Step Podiatry Welness we offer many treatment options.
Schedule an appointment today, calluses and corns are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice, Lite Step Podiatry.
What is Athlete's foot ((tinea pedis)?
Athlete's foot is a fungus that can cause redness, itching and cracking. An infection is caused by germs entering through the cracks in your skin. Medication use to treat athlete's foot will kill the fungus. Medication may include tablets and/or creams applied directly to the problem area. Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes".
We offer various treatments for Athlete's foot. If you think you have athlete's feet, contact us today and schedule an appointment with our podiatrist, Dr. Patricia Nicholas, and let us help you find relief.