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Diabetic Foot Care
... Avoid ingrown toenails...

Diabetic Foot Care
... Avoid ingrown toenails...

What Is An Ingrown Toenail And How Do You Treat It?
Any condition which affects walking or standing is frustrating and irritating, but especially frustrating are ingrown toenails...

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet
Common podiatry problems like athlete's foot, ingrown toenails, warts and calluses can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and painful under any circumstances...

How to Take Proper Care of Your Feet
... Daily Examinations: Examine your feet daily for signs of injury, trauma, or conditions like ingrown toenails...

Caring for Your Feet When You're Diabetic
...Vetter strongly suggests: Visually inspecting your feet every day (diabetics often have limited pain sensation) for sore spots, cut and color changes Washing your feet daily and drying them carefully, particularly between the toes Using quality skin moisturizer to avoid the cracking and irritations which can lead to infections Cutting toenails straight across with a clean clippers (ingrown toenails frequently become infected) Changing socks whenever they are sweaty to avoid fungal infections Wearing shoes that have roomy toe boxes Allowing your podiatrist in Fairfax to treat infections and ulcers and to remove corns and calluses (avoid home treatments) Be as active as possible to control blood sugar levels and increase circulation Stop all tobacco use--both smokeless and cigarettes In addition, soft orthotics, or customized shoe inserts, from Dr...

Basic Foot Care Guidelines
...Be careful to only trim nails straight across and not on the sides or corners to avoid ingrown toenails...

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails may begin mildly but can quickly go from bad to worse...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Ingrown Nails
...Although this condition can sometimes be successfully treated through home remedies, ingrown toenails often progress to the point of infection, a point that then requires professional treatment...

Treating Diabetic Feet
...Trim straight across and not too short to avoid ingrown toenails...

Geriatric Foot Care
...In addition to wearing supportive shoes that fit properly, others ways to care for your feet include: Keeping the toenails trimmed Keeping the feet clean and dry Moisturizing the feet after washing Taking walks to keep the blood flowing Trimming nails straight across to prevent ingrown toenails Caring for your feet becomes even more important with age, as your feet can become more vulnerable to injury or a condition such as arthritis...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Ingrown Toenails
... Causes Causes of ingrown toenails include: Heredity...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

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Oakton Foot & Ankle Center, PLLC

Fairfax, VA Podiatrist
Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 352-8888
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