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Boost Your Immune System Mar 21st, 2020

I had the honor and privilege to personally meet and speak with Dr. Len Calabrese, the Director of the R.J. Fasenmyer Center for Clinical  Immunology at Cleveland Clinic.  After our discussion, I was inspired to write about methods of increasing your immune system.  While some of this information is very...

Get Rid of a Foot Bone Spur Fast! Mar 1st, 2020

Bone spurs can occur anywhere in the body but are often a problem in the foot and ankle. These spurs may be caused by injury, a high-pressure area or near a joint that may be developing arthritis. You may see a bump under the skin or an area covered by...

Why Is It Red and Itchy Between My Toes? Mar 1st, 2020

The most common cause of redness and itching between the toes and on other parts of the foot are the result of a fungal infection.  The fungus is very different than bacteria and viruses and needs to be treated differently. These red itchy areas may also include blisters that have...

Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Feb 17th, 2020

Foot and ankle pain may be caused by too much force from excess body weight.  Being overweight and having diabetes may lead to elevated and uncontrolled blood sugar levels and complications of diabetes.  It is a generally accepted fact that keeping a normal body weight is helpful to avoid diseases,...

What is a Matrixectomy and Why do I Need One? Feb 15th, 2020

An ingrown toenail that lingers and keeps returning can be painful and keep you from your daily activities. When left untreated, an ingrown toenail can become infected and complicate the treatment.  A matrixectomy is the medical term that means removing the growth area of the nail that is leading to...

What is Tendinitis of the Foot or Ankle? Jan 31st, 2020

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon (the cord-like structure that connects muscle to bone).  Tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis) can occur in the foot and ankle and can be caused by using the muscle too much or with excessive and repetitive exercise. Other factors that can cause...

Dr. Jairo Cruz Jr. is now the Owner of Gentle Foot Care Clinic | Brandon | Zephyrhills | Tampa Jan 14th, 2020

Welcome to Gentle Foot Care Clinic, the podiatry practices of Jairo B. Cruz Jr, DPM. Dr. Cruz is no longer affiliated with his previous practice in South Tampa and has now opened his own practices. Dr. Cruz is well known in the Tampa Bay Area having practiced in South Tampa...

What is Foot Ischemia? Mar 21st, 2019

The human body is a remarkable and complicated system of interdependent structures, organs and tissues that work together day in and day out to work in ways we often take for granted. The cardiovascular system pulls oxygen from the lungs and transfers it through the capillaries and into blood vessels...

Why is one Toe Much Shorter than the Others? Mar 14th, 2019

Reasons for Brachymetatarsia For the most part, brachymetatarsia results when the metatarsal development plate closes too early. Once the development plate closes, the bone behind the toe can no longer grow. This may be genetic or the result of an injury to the foot which causes a fracture of the...

What is Morton's Neuroma? Feb 27th, 2019

What Is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may occur in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which happens in between the 3rd and fourth toes. Additionally, it is often referred to as an intermetatarsal...

How Do I Know if I Have Athlete’s foot? Feb 27th, 2019

What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot– also called tinea pedis– is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also infect the toenails and the hands. The fungal infection can affect anyone not just athletes.  However, more active people may find that they are more susceptible...

What are Shin Splints? Feb 21st, 2019

Shin discomfort and pain in the front of your lower leg can be a troubling problem. It might limit your ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and running. But where is your shin discomfort originating from? Is the discomfort in the front or back of your leg? Is it...

What is a Claw Toe? Feb 7th, 2019

What is claw toe? Claw toe is a condition in which your toes bend into a claw-like position. Claw toe can appear from birth, or your feet can end up being bent later on. It’s normally not a serious problem but may develop into a painful problem eventually. It can...

Is Your Foot Pain Caused by Your Sesamoid? Dec 12th, 2018

Podiatrists see many different issues throughout the day. They all have varying levels of pain and discomfort that can be alleviated by addressing either a medical or lifestyle change. At the base of your big toe joint is the sesamoid. When the sesamoid is inflamed, podiatrists refer to it as...

What is Metatarsalgia? Dec 10th, 2018

You have five metatarsal bones in each foot of each of your toes. These bones make up your forefoot and prone to excess strain when doing activities.  While many of the activities can occur from more intense activities, it is also commonly seen in walkers and people on their feet...

Foot Tips While You Shop! Nov 22nd, 2018

When shopping you can be standing and walking for long periods of time on hard floors.  Also, many shoppers want to look fashionable in public and often choose the wrong shoes for the shopping spree.  As a result, painful conditions may develop and you may need to see your podiatrist. ...

How can dancers avoid foot injuries? Nov 15th, 2018

Foot injuries can occur in almost anyone. From the stay at home mom to the active rock climber, they all have the potential to injure their feet. Dancers are especially prone to foot and ankle injuries. Let’s take a look at some common injuries that a dancer might have and...

Do you have cold feet? Nov 8th, 2018

Cold weather? In Florida? Sometimes. You must be aware of the dangers of colder climates for diabetic feet and other conditions if you plan on traveling.  But even in a warm climate, you may experience cold feet and you should see a podiatrist to find out possible causes.  While many...

Tips for Hikers to avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries Oct 22nd, 2018

There are amazing nature opportunities in Florida and throughout the US and other countries on your travels. Hikers at home and on vacation will hike mountains and wander through woods and fields. However, they are often not prepared for the beating their foot and ankle might take. “Hikers and others...

Foot Care Tips for the Senior Community Oct 10th, 2018

A podiatrist can improve the quality of life for senior citizens by relieving their foot and ankle pain.  There are many factors that could affect the health of your feet. Some are environmental and can be easily fixed. However, there are others that you can’t change that easily and require...

Brandon Podiatry clinic offers athletes some good advice Oct 3rd, 2018

Roughly one-quarter of all the bones in the human body are situated in the feet. When the foot and ankle bones are out of position, this can throw the rest of the body out of alignment.  While 75 percent of the population might experience serious foot problems, it’s usually not...

Do I have fallen arches? Sep 19th, 2018

If you have flat feet. Here is some valuable information about fallen arches and ways to find relief. According to the various sources, 1 in 4 Americans have flat feet, putting the figure at an approximated 80 million individuals in the United States. Most people who suffer from flat foot...

Orthotics to ease foot pain Sep 5th, 2018

Orthotics are used for many patients to ease foot pain. Orthotics treat a range of biomechanical foot conditions. People walk and sometimes a person’s foot is not functioning as designed. As people walk, the weight of the body is not correctly transferred and distributed due to a misalignment. As a result, discomfort...

Back to school Brandon Podiatry shoe shopping tips Aug 16th, 2018

Brandon Podiatry has never been more important because it’s time for a new generation of little feet to hit the sidewalks. You have probably done most of your back-to-school shopping, but parents around the country are preparing to help their kids put their finest foot forward with new shoes. The...

Brandon Podiatrist treats unsightly corns and calluses that could ruin your Summer Jun 26th, 2018

As active adults begin buying sandals, embarrassing and uncomfortable foot troubles could present themselves. Dry cracking heels, corns and calluses might indicate it’s time for some foot care before wearing brand new shoes. Corns and calluses are the most usual problems on the skin of the foot. A corn, which...

Discolored, Black and Blue toenails Jun 11th, 2016

At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Brandon fl and in Zephyrhills fl, Dr. Rajnish Manohar, DPM, PA sees patients with a variety of conditions. People who are diabetic are at higher risk than normal people for conditions like nail infection, and there’s one type of nail infection that you should...

Diabetes and Foot Problems May 15th, 2016

Diabetes increases the risk of ulcers and damage to the feet.  Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Peripheral Neuropathy are the two main Diabetic conditions which cause foot problems to Diabetics.  The different types of foot problems that can affect Diabetics include Corns, Calluses, Fungal and Ingrown nail infections, Bunions, Hammertoes,...

Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Zephyrhills and Brandon wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dec 22nd, 2015

Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Zephyrhills and Brandon wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Diabetic Foot Care in Brandon and Zephyrhills Aug 29th, 2015

Neuropathy (damage to the nervous system) affects as many as 70 percent of those with diabetes. The first sign of danger is when there’s a loss of feeling in the feet or hands. There is a high risk for foot problems when you have diabetes. Constant monitoring of the feet...

That bump on your foot could be a ganglion cyst says Zephyrhills Podiatrist Aug 28th, 2015

That bump on your foot could be a ganglion cyst says Zephyrhills Podiatrist At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Zephyrhills, Florida, there are many symptoms that people come in to get checked out by experienced podiatrist Dr. Rajnish Manohar. One of the symptoms that might be worth taking a closer look at is...

Get checked out by this Brandon Podiatrist for Peripheral Artery Disease Jul 16th, 2015

Get checked out by this Brandon Podiatrist for Peripheral Artery Disease At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Brandon, there are many people who could benefit from a simple test for Peripheral Artery Disease. It is a condition that, if diagnosed early, could help you to avoid complications from heart disease also. Dr. Rajnish Manohar would...

Zephyrhills Podiatrist reveals a connection between Nail Infection and Diabetic Feet Jun 2nd, 2015

At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Zephyrhills, Dr. Rajnish Manohar sees patients with a variety of conditions. People who are diabetic are at higher risk than normal people for conditions like nail infection, and there’s one type of nail infection that you should be aware of. What does this mean...

Get treated for Foot Deformities at this Brandon Podiatry clinic Apr 30th, 2015

At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, which has offices in both Brandon Florida and in Zephyrhills Florida, the resident podiatrist with years of experience is Dr. Rajnish Manohar. Dr. Manohar has treated thousands of patients, giving them relief from a variety of foot ailments. Some of the ailments that he treats are those that are due to...

That Sprained Ankle may lead to Sinus Tarsi Syndrome says Brandon Podiatrist Mar 24th, 2015

That Sprained Ankle may lead to Sinus Tarsi Syndrome says Brandon Podiatrist A sprained ankle is a common injury that is treated by Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Podiatry clinics in both Zephyrhills and Brandon Florida. The Gentle Foot Care Clinic is a place to get some relief from both foot-related injuries and foot-related medical conditions alike. One of...

Taking a closer look at Heel Spur Syndrome at this Brandon Podiatry Clinic Mar 22nd, 2015

Taking a closer look at Heel Spur Syndrome at this Brandon Podiatry Clinic Late last year, the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, which has offices both in Brandon Florida and Zephyrhills Florida, gave you some information about Plantar Faciitis. Dr. Rajnish Manohar wanted you to know about a related condition called Heel Spur Syndrome. Both conditions are painful and...

What is Diabetic Charcot Foot? Catch it Early! Mar 16th, 2015

Brandon Podiatrist helps to prevent Diabetic Charcot Foot At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, Dr. Jairo Cruz sees many patients at both of his offices in Brandon and Zephyrhills Florida. One of the conditions common in diabetic patients is a condition called Charcot arthropathy, which is usually referred to as Charcot foot. Dr. Cruz would like you to have...

Podiatry clinic in Brandon helps tennis players with subungual hematoma Mar 10th, 2015

Podiatry clinic in Brandon helps tennis players with subungual hematoma It’s almost summertime and people will be out playing a variety of sports, like tennis or racquetball. As you are getting fit, you may end up with a painful toe injury called a subungual hematoma. Dr. Rajnish Manohar, an expert podiatrist at the Gentle Foot...

Brandon Podiatrist tells you all you need to know about feet skin cancers Feb 26th, 2015

Brandon Podiatrist tells you all you need to know about feet skin cancers Dr. Rajnish Manohar has treated thousands of patients at his practice, the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, which has offices in both Brandon Florida and Zephyrhills Florida. Some of the cases he sees could be the precursor to skin cancer, so he wants...

Ingrown Toenail treatment at Brandon Podiatrist Feb 4th, 2015

Ingrown toenail treatment is one of the common specialties at the Gentle Foot Care Clinic. Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too...

Pins and Needles? Podiatrist addresses peripheral neuropathy in Brandon Dec 8th, 2014

At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Brandon, Florida, Dr. Rajnish Manohar sees many patients that complain of the feeling of “pins and needles” in the bottom of their feet. This condition is called peripheral neuropathy and this article provides information about the condition as well as the causes, prevention, and treatment of it. What is Peripheral...

Other Foot Treatments Sep 17th, 2014

t the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, you can get some many other types of foot problems. Contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar today to schedule an appointment. Non healing wounds Diabetic Ulcerations Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Peripheral Neuropathy Heel Spur Pain Plantar Fasciitis Neuroma Deformed Fungal Toenails If you need to address any of...

Does Laser Toenail Fungus Removal Work? A 2020 Review. Sep 10th, 2014

There have been a number of lasers on the market varying in type and by wavelength.  Over the years there have been many laser companies claiming that they have good results. Still, to date there is no actual single protocol for laser toenail fungus treatments.  The treatments vary by the...

Corns & Callouses Treatment Sep 2nd, 2014

Calluses are areas of thickened of hard skin that are usually across the ball of the foot, on the outer part of the big toe, or on the heel. This is mistakenly considered by many to be a problem with the skin, but it is actually a sign of a...

What is an ingrown toenail? Sep 1st, 2014

Ingrown toenails are caused many times by trimming the toenail too short, mostly on the side of the big toe. This very common problem can also be quite painful, so to avoid this you need to cut the nail without tapering the corners to that when the nail grows it...