Myths about Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails, or as they are known by their medical name: onychocryptosis, can range from being a mild nuisance to being quite painful and even dangerous if they become infected. Ingrown toenails occur most frequently on the big toe when the nail grows downward into the skin around the nail. As the nail grows deeper, […]

How to Deal With Hammertoe

While the very obvious hammer-like bend of the toe joint makes hammertoe easily recognizable, what’s causing the problem may not be so apparent. Most often, a muscle/tendon imbalance resulting from mechanical or structural changes that occur over time is responsible for the bent toe. This deformity can develop in the second, third, or fourth toe. […]

Preventing Fungal Toenails

In its earliest stages, the only symptoms of a fungal toenail infection may be some white marks on the nail. And, since there may be no pain or discomfort, many people don’t bother having it evaluated by a podiatrist. But toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, as it spreads beneath the surface of the nail […]