Posts for tag: Podiatrist
What's the best way to take care of your feet and ankles? We suggest routine check-ups with one of our four podiatrists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center in McKinney and Prosper, TX. Fully board-certified, Dr. Eric Silvers, Dr. Dustin Lloyd, Dr. Christopher Witt, and Dr. Melissa Sgro have the experience and diagnostic and treatment skills to keep your feet and ankles in tip-top shape. And, they are invaluable in the case of an injury or other urgent problem.
Just what is a podiatrist?
A podiatrist or foot doctor is an expert in all things foot and ankle. Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, podiatrists study diseases and other problems associated with your lower extremities. They heal infections, protect injuries and deformities, correct biomechanical imbalances in how you walk and run, and more.
And yes, even common, but stubborn, issues such as Athlete's foot and fungal toenails fall under their purview. So, if you're worried about your feet and ankles in any way, see your podiatrist at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center in McKinney, TX.
Also, you should know that your foot doctor will work with your primary care physician and other health care providers so your treatment is accurate. He or she will review your medical history, prescriptions, past injuries, and the details on your presenting problem.
We offer in-office X-ray imaging, too. This is so convenient and reassuring as your podiatrist will review your images right at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center in McKinney, TX, or Prosper, TX.
See us right away
Not all foot and ankle problems are urgent. However, many are, particularly if you are:
- Of advanced age (begin routine podiatric exams at 40)
- Have compromising arthritis or gout
- Are diabetic
- Have been diagnosed with neuropathy (pain and reduced sensation)
- Cannot bear weight as usual (have pain and/or swelling)
- Have an open wound or sore which will not heal, particularly if it is draining
- Have a developing bunion, hammertoes, flat feet, or other deformities
- Cannot trim your toenails yourself or have one or more ingrown nails
- Require a recommendation on athletic shoes
- Have repeat ankle sprains, warts, corns, and calluses
You'll be treated right
At Advanced Foot & Ankle Center, Drs. Silvers, Lloyd, Wit, and Sgro are feet-first health care providers. They'll take good care of you at either the McKinney or Prosper, TX, location. Phone our office team for an appointment with one of these wonderful podiatrists: (972) 542-2155.
- Ingrown toenails
- Chronic heel pain
- A broken foot or ankle
- Numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the feet
- Severe pain
- Difficulty bearing weight on a foot or ankle
- A visible foot deformity
- Signs of infection (e.g. redness; swelling; fever)
- An ulcer or open wound
An ingrown toenail is a common problem involving a toenail growing sideways into the flesh of the toe, It can be very painful, however, there are things that you can do to ease the pain. Led by Dr. Silvers, Dr. Lloyd, and Dr. Witt, Advanced Foot and Ankle Center (offices in Prosper, TX, and McKinney, TX) offers a complete range of podiatric services to help your feet feel better. Don't take another painful step—here's how our podiatrists can help you with your ingrown toenails!
1. Antibiotics. In some cases, an ingrown toenail breaks through the skin and allows bacteria to enter the surrounding tissues next to the nail. Your podiatrist may recommend using oral or topical antibiotics in these cases.
2. Lifting the nail. Your podiatrist may lift the corner of the ingrown toenail by placing a cotton wedge, splint, or waxed dental floss under it. This separates the nail from the skin and helps the nail grow above the skin edge. At home, you will need to replace the material every day.
3. Partial nail removal. For a severe ingrown toenail, your podiatrist may trim or remove the ingrown part of the nail. Before the procedure, your doctor will numb your toe by injecting it with local anesthesia. The procedure helps to prevent the ingrown nail from returning.
4. Complete nail removal. If you have chronic pain or the infection returns, your doctor may recommend more surgery. Complete removal of the toenail is a simple procedure, and like partial removal, the toe will be numbed with local anesthesia. Your podiatrist will then use a laser, chemical, or other method to remove the nail.
Live your life without pain! Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Center at (972) 542-2155 today to schedule a consultation in McKinney or Prosper, TX. Our ingrown toenail treatments will eliminate your pain and help you reclaim your active life!