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My 16-year-old daughter informed me last week that her foot has been bothering her for a few weeks. She said that she had some bumps along the bottom of her foot that were getting larger and more painful. Upon examination of her foot I noted three lesions that were classic plantar warts.
I told my daughter that the best treatment would be the application of Canthacur. The following day I took her to the office and all three lesions were treated. She told me that her foot was tender for about one full day and that the discomfort was relieved by draining the blisters that formed. With only one treatment all three warts were resolved.
Since warts are caused by a strain of the human papilloma virus, most people create antibodies fairly quickly after treatment.
My daughter now is walking pain free and wart free.
Dr. Silvers, a board certified foot and ankle specialist, has been practicing in McKinney for over 22 years.
If you or someone close to you suffers from foot odor you know how inconvenient and embarrassing this can be. Whether you have sweaty feet or the opposite- dry feet either of these can have a fungal component. Put your foot down against embarrassing foot odor.
It is best to treat the cause: See your podiatrist to determine if you need treatment for a fungal or bacterial condition or possibly hyperhidrosis- a condition that causes increased perspiration. Stress can increase perspiration along with hormonal changes and imbalances-menopause, pregnancy and puberty etc.
Hygiene: feet should be washed thoroughly and deliberately, and dried well daily--especially between the toes. An antiseptic wash and possibly a soaking regimen may be prescribed to initially take control of it. Regular toe nail trimming and callus removal is important.
Shoe care and choice: Don’t wear the same pair of shoes multiple days in a row- rotate shoe wear, which allows the shoes to really dry out, so they don’t harbor bacterial and fungal growth. Try to pick breathable shoe gear.
Socks: You may have heard your mother tell you to wear cotton socks- let us reassure you this IS an old wives’ tale. Cotton socks although they do absorb moisture they also hold onto moisture. We recommend an acrylic sock or acrylic blend sock that will wick moisture away towards your shoe. If you have bothersome perspiration you may want to consider changing your socks more than once daily.
We recommend select products that can assist us in stomping out your foot odor.
Clean Sweep- Bactericidal, Sporicidal, Fungicidal spray for the inside of shoes.
Aarica is a roll-on product that reduces excessive perspiration and wetness.
On your TOES- recommended for children also, it treats both the foot and the shoe used every few months or so, highly effective. If you are experiencing symptoms a qualified medical professional can determine the best way to treat your foot condition. Call your podiatrist today for a comprehensive evaluation.
In the last week, our providers at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center have been implementing Telemedicine to provide care to our patients that are either unable or do not want to leave their residence. This allows us to evaluate and consult with you from the comfort of your own home. We are using Skype for these visits which is a free download on your phone, tablet or computer. You can contact our office and our staff can make the appointment with you at a scheduled time just like we would for a regular office visit. This type of visit is not always available for each patient depending on the reason for the visit. Patients that need X rays or special medical equipment such as walking boots, fracture shoes or casts applied will still need to be seen in the office. Our Providers will review the reason for your visit and determine which type of visit would be best for your condition. If you are going to be seen in the office, these visits are still being treated as no contact check in and check out for your safety. We have continued to adjust our providers schedules to prevent waiting in the lobby and allow for social distancing.
During these times we understand that there are uncertainties, but we want you to know that your safety is our number one priority. We are here and we are still able to provide you with the best foot and ankle care possible.
The Advanced Foot & Ankle Center Team
Dr. Sgro will begin seeing patients April 1st, 2020. You can call now for an appointment!
Dr. Sgro takes satisfaction in seeing her patients get better and stay better. Her treatment approach is centered on preventive and regenerative podiatric medicine. Dr. Sgro states, “It is with great pride and pleasure that I join Advanced foot and Ankle Center. You shouldn’t have to just live with a painful condition-there is always something that can be done to help.” Dr. Sgro also prides herself on her gentle approach with children.