Treatments for Foot Care Conditions
Discover how we can treat common foot ailments to keep your feet happy and healthy.
There is no need to let plantar warts rule your life. Of the treatments available, cryotherapy – or freezing of the wart – is often the first line of defense to remove it. This involves using liquid nitrogen that freezes and kills the virus directly in the wart so it can gradually fall off after several applications.
Another treatment method is an acid application, usually with a topical ointment or gel containing salicylic acid, which causes the wart to fall off after several applications.
Surgical removal may be necessary under local anesthetic for particularly stubborn warts that don’t respond to either cryotherapy or acid application.
With any of these treatment options, your plantar warts can become a thing of the past.
Treating toenail fungus can seem like a long, tedious process, but there are some effective solutions to consider.
Laser therapy is a painless procedure that uses a concentrated light beam to target the infected area with great precision and heat.
Topical cream works by slowly killing off fungi with its antifungal properties, while oral medication can be taken to combat the infection from within.
Although treatments vary depending on severity, the good news is that toenail fungus can be eliminated with an appropriate combination of remedies.
Your best defense is prevention: trimming your nails properly and wearing shoes that fit you comfortably. If you suspect you have an ingrown toenail, our podiatrists can provide relief and treatment.
We can recommend antibiotics, topical medication or minor surgery with a local anesthetic to remove a portion of the nail altogether. However, ignoring the issue could lead to serious damage and mean a painful tomorrow, so dealing with it today is your best bet.
We understand how bunions can be extremely painful and frustrating to live with. Fortunately, a few treatments are available to help alleviate the discomfort associated with this condition.
Custom orthotics are a popular option for many people living with bunions. Orthotics provide arch support and cushioning, as well as correcting abnormal foot motion, which can help reduce bunion pain.
Lapiplasty surgery is another treatment for bunions. It is a 3D procedure which will realign the joint at the base of your big toe. This procedure will also secure the root cause in your joint and alleviate any pain you may experience due to bunions.
No matter which treatment you choose, there is hope that your bunion and the pain can disappear for good.
Let Us Provide You With Excellent Foot Care This Winter!
Don’t wait until warmer months arrive – now is the time to start caring for those tired toes, soles, and heels. You’ll thank yourself later come summer.
To start your winter foot care journey, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of the Waco Foot & Ankle expert podiatrists.