Comprehensive Care for Runners and Athletes
At Precision Foot & Ankle, we offer a comprehensive approach to helping athletes prevent, manage, and recover from their injuries as quickly as possible.
In addition to providing high-quality conservative and surgical treatment options using the latest research-based techniques for any specific diagnoses, we may also suggest:
- Biomechanical analysis. We’ll bring you outside and watch you run. By analyzing your gait and foot structure, we can give you better advice on how to manage pain and prevent injuries.
- Improved footwear. Bring in your athletic shoes. We can help you evaluate if they’re a good fit for your feet—and suggest other, doctor-approved pairs if they aren’t.
- Activity adjustments. We’ll coach you on ways to avoid overuse injuries and promote good foot health, such as the walk-run method, the importance of cross-training, stretches to practice, etc. We even provide racing protocols for our avid runners explaining how they can return safely to training and racing.
These and other techniques will not only help you manage any existing
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.
7800 66th St N #207, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, USA