At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, Dr. Rajnish Manohar dedicates himself to make sure people have healthy and happy feet. There are some common foot-related ailments that are easily treatable by simply making a visit to one of his offices in Brandon or Zephyrhills Florida.
Here’s a short list of those conditions and some basic information about them so you can quickly identify them and schedule an appointment with Dr. Manohar. After all, the best offense is a good defense!
- Painful thick fungal deformed toenails
Toenail fungus likewise called Onychomycosis is a typical toe nail condition that impacts millions of individuals in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it affects about 12 % of the population. The infection of the toenails is a slowly liberal procedure harming the nail to a higher and greater degree gradually. The fungus that contaminates the toe nails is the same kind of fungus that causes athletes foot.
- Painful calluses and corns
Corns and calluses are frustrating and possibly painful thickenings that form in the skin in locations of extreme pressure. The medical term for the thickened skin that forms corns and calluses is hyperkeratosis (plural=hyperkeratoses). A callus describes a more diffuse, flattened area of thick skin, while a corn is a thick, localized area that typically has a popular, conical or round shape. Corns, likewise known as helomas or clavi, in some cases have a dry, waxy, or clear look. A callus is likewise known as a tyloma.
- Plantar warts
Many warts are harmless, despite the fact that they may hurt. They are frequently mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to safeguard an area which is being continuously inflamed. The wart, however, is a viral infection.
Plantar warts have the tendency to be difficult and flat, with a rough surface area and well-defined limits; warts are typically raised and fleshier when they appear on the top of the foot or on the toes. Plantar warts are frequently gray or brown (however the color may vary), with a center that looks like one or more determines of black. It is important to keep in mind that warts can be extremely resistant to treatment and tend to reoccur.
When plantar warts establish on the weight-bearing locations of the foot (the ball of the foot, or the heel, for instance), they can be the source of sharp, burning pain. Pain takes place when weight is offered straight on the wart, although pressure on the side of a wart can create equally extreme discomfort.
- Painful ingrown toenails
When a toenail is ingrown, it is rounded and becomes the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, commonly creating discomfort, inflammation, swelling, and heat in the toe.If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria might enter and trigger an infection in the location, which is typically marked by drain and a foul odor. Nevertheless, even if the toe isn’t painful, red, inflamed, or warm, a nail that curves downward into the skin can progress to an infection.
Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
Heel discomfort is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is occasionally likewise called heel spur syndrome when a spur exists. Heel discomfort may also be because of other causes, such as a tension fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, hardly ever, a cyst.Because there are several possible causes, it is very important to have heel discomfort appropriately detected. A foot and ankle specialist is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and figure out the underlying source of your heel pain.
Peripheral neuropathy is damage of the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves– the nerves in your toes and fingertips– are the ones on the periphery of your body. When the nerves are damaged, they do not function appropriately. Individuals with peripheral neuropathy have lowered or irregular feeling in their toes and fingers. Often, they establish problems moving these parts of the body also.
- Regular Diabetic foot care
Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents numerous conditions in which high blood glucose levels with time can harm the nerves, kidneys, eyes, and capillary. Diabetes can also lower the body’s capability to eliminate infection. When diabetes is not well managed, damage to the organs and problems of the body immune system is most likely. Foot issues typically develop in people with diabetes and can rapidly end up being major.With damage to the nervous system, a person with diabetes might not be able to feel his/her feet appropriately. Regular sweat secretion and oil production that oils the skin of the foot is impaired. These elements together can result in unusual pressure on the skin, bones, and joints of the foot throughout walking and can cause breakdown of the skin of the foot. Sores may develop.
If you have any of these foot-related conditions and don’t want them to get any worse, please contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can submit a request by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.