One of the nicest things about living in the Tampa Bay area… You’re never more than 20 or 30 minutes tops from an incredible public beach with clean white sand, ample recreation facilities, tons of shopping and snack options, and probably a nearby nature trail or...read more
Heel pain is a stubborn, unshakeable foe for far too many active people here in the Tampa Bay area. It’s a feeling that runners, walkers, hikers, triathletes, recreational basketball players, and so many other athletes of all ability levels know well. Sure, you...read more
In the last few decades, the ancient Indian discipline of yoga (well, at least the exercise component of the discipline) has become extremely popular here in the United States. People practice yoga for many reasons, and both personal experience and scientific...read more
Retail workers. Cashiers. Teachers. Servers. Anyone whose job requires standing for long periods of time, and who (because of this) often struggles with heel pain – THIS BLOG IS FOR YOU! Here at Precision Foot and Ankle, we understand that standing on your feet for...read more
After all the traffic jams, ringing phones, crazy deadlines and time-crunching you face throughout the day, your stress levels may be going through the roof. And, if you are a runner, then there might not be much else out there that can bring you peace of mind other...read more
Did you know that between your hands and feet, you can account for more than 50 percent of all the bones in your body? And aside from the fact that we definitely need our hands in order to do much of our daily tasks, your feet are even more important – and work much...read more
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients. Pain, swelling, redness – these symptoms may come about as fairly minor and slightly annoying at first, but sometimes they can become severe enough to affect your mobility and overall quality...read more
Your peripheral nervous system is pretty remarkable. Without it you wouldn’t be able to smell, see, taste, touch or feel all the beautiful – and not-so-beautiful, we suppose – things in this world. As a matter of fact, without your peripheral system, you wouldn’t be...read more
Here at Precision Foot and Ankle, we are honored to share with you some of our most recent achievements. Dr. Dennis Tenenboym and our team of medical professionals are proud to have been selected to receive the 2018 Top Doctor Award, as well as the 2018 Best of...read more
To prevent ingrown toenails, it is best to avoid trimming your toenails too short. Trim your toenails straight across instead of curving at the edges. Trying to cut out the ingrown edges can make the condition worse over time. If this is the first time you are experiencing an ingrown toenail, you may also try to soak your feet in lukewarm water with epsom salts. If you do not notice improvement in your symptoms within a couple of days, see your local podiatrist for further management before the condition becomes worse. In general, home treatment does little to fix the problem and can make the problem worse.
When To See Your Podiatrist
You should see your podiatrist if you continue to experience pain and redness or if your symptoms worsen. Your podiatrist will perform a minor procedure to remove the offending nail border and improve your pain. The procedure will likely be performed with local anesthesia to make you comfortable. They may also prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection if needed. Most people experience minimal pain after the procedure and can resume normal activity the next day.
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