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An ingrown nail is the result of a nail growing into the skin that surrounds it.  Ths usually happens in the big toe, but may happen in smaller toes too.  This is usually caused by timming the sides of your toenails too deep or from tight fitting shoes that rub against the toe.  

Ingrown nails may cause pain at the tip of the toe or all the way to the base of the toe.  The pain is worse when walking.  The ingrown toenail can get inflamed or even infected.  Infection can lead to a more serious condition and if you have Diabetes or other medical problems you need to be seen the SAME DAY.

Treatment:

While antibiotic pills and ointment may help, just trimming back the side of the nail may work but many times the toenail has grown into the skin.  The only way to remove the ingrown portion is for you to be numb.  The doctor numbs your toe, removes the ingrown nail sliver, and puts medicine in your toe to prevent the sliver from growing back.  We have a Post Op Nail Kit for you to take home which has everything you need to get better.  This Kit speeds your healing but we may see you back for a follow up in 2 weeks to make sure you are all better.

This procedure is covered under most insurances....

For anyone that does not have health insurance:

  • Cost of treatment without insurance: $550. This includes Doctors visit, examination, any prescriptions sent to your pharmacy (rarely needed), the ingrown procedure, and the Post op nail kit.
  • Cost of conservative treatment without nail surgery: $150. This includes Doctor Visit, trimming back the nail without numbing the toe and any prescriptions sent to your pharmacy.


Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:

  • Trimming toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
  • Ensuring that shoes and socks are not too tight.
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By Atlanta Foot Care Center
April 04, 2018
Category: diabetic footcare
Tags: diabetic footcare  

Here at Atlanta Foot Care Center, we help patients overcome foot issues daily. Many common foot ailments that can be a breeze to treat for some people can cause a huge pain in the foot for diabetic patients. If you have diabetes, here are a few common issues to look out for:

Foot Ulcers -- Ulcers are cracks or sores that go deep into the skin of your foot. For someone with diabetes, an ulcer can start out as a mild blister from a shoe rubbing on your toes or a small cut on your foot. Untreated ulcers can grow to become serious infections, which can need surgery.

Blisters -- For diabetic patients, blisters can become a serious concern. If left untreated, they can lead to a nasty infection. If you notice a blister forming on your foot, call your podiatrist, and never pop it open.

Neuropathy -- High levels of glucose in your body can leave the nerves in your extremities damaged, leading to a lack of sensation in your feet. This doesn’t directly cause pain, but can make it difficult to notice a blister, wound, or crack on your foot. These blemishes can be serious if left untreated.

Fungal Nails -- Circulation issues and diabetes often go hand-in-hand. This makes fungal nails more difficult to treat and potentially more problematic. If topical solutions don’t rid your toenails of fungus, your podiatrist can help prescribe a regimen of oral medication.

Athlete’s Foot -- Dry skin associated with diabetes can leave your skin more prone to bacteria. Even tiny cracks can make athlete’s foot difficult to treat for a diabetic patient. Chat with your podiatrist for a solid solution to stop this infection.

Our professional podiatrists, Dr. William Stoll, Dr. Dwayne A. Lay, and Dr. Daalia Jones are well-versed in diabetic foot care. If you are diabetic and dealing with any of the above foot ailments, or suffering from any other issues, call our office today. 

By Atlanta Foot Care Center
March 28, 2018
Category: Senior footcare
Tags: diabetes  

If you’re over 65 years old, it’s essential you take the right steps to treat your feet right. Senior citizens who take care of their feet prevent injuries, falls, and complications from diseases like diabetes. Follow these tips put together by Atlanta Foot Care Center to properly care for your feet:

Step out in the right shoes. Proper footwear helps prevent falls by helping keep you balanced. Always wear the shoe around the store for a bit to ensure proper fit. Shoes that are too tight, rub on the heels, or slide around can cause blisters and painful sores – especially avoid improperly fitting shoes if you have diabetes or neuropathy.

Show your feet some attention. As you age, your muscle tissues thin and your nerves might not work as effectively, often leading to loss of feeling in your feet, known as neuropathy. Check the soles of your feet and between your toes daily for cuts, blisters, sores, or any noticeable change. It’s especially important to be diligent if you have diabetes.

Trim your toenails right. Trim your toenails straight across and no shorter than the tip of your toe to prevent ingrown toenails. If you have trouble trimming your own toes, schedule a visit with your podiatrist for a medical pedicure or nail trimming.

Increase blood flow to your feet. Senior citizens might have decreased blood flow to their feet and extremities. You can ensure proper blood flow by adding stretches to your daily activity, wiggling your toes when sitting for extended periods and massaging your feet regularly. If you smoke, quitting now can help your blood circulation as well.

Don’t let your feet dry out. It’s important to keep your feet well-moisturized to prevent them from cracking. Use mild soap when you wash and apply a nice dollop of lotion after you step out of the shower. However, make sure you change your socks regularly and don’t let your feet get too damp before putting on shoes.

Visit your podiatrist. The professional, friendly podiatrists at Atlanta Foot Care can help discuss foot care with you no matter what step of life you’re in. If you need help planning senior foot care, give us a call! You can also schedule an appointment online. Our skilled podiatrists, Dr. William C. Stoll, Dr. Dwayne A. Lay, and Dr. Daalia M. Jones keep up with the latest trends in foot health.

By Atlanta Foot Care Center
March 20, 2018
Category: Foot health
Tags: nutrition  

At Atlanta Foot Care Center, we know that to have healthy feet, you must have a healthy body. That’s why we celebrate March as National Nutrition Month. Your feet do a lot of work for your body, and they need the proper nutrition to keep it up! Some foot issues can be directly linked to diet. There are two essential nutrients that your body needs at any age: calcium and vitamin D.

These nutrients work hand-in-hand to build and maintain strong bones. Calcium keeps the bones fortified, and vitamin D helps your body absorb that necessary calcium. Bones become brittle and can easily be fractured with an insufficient amount of either nutrient.

Nutrition is important at any age.

Starting children on a healthy, calcium-rich diet early is key to helping them grow strong in the future. Poor childhood diet could lead to complications later in life, including weaker bones. Good sources of calcium come from milk, yogurt, almonds, cereals fortified with calcium, eggs, white beans, kale, and black-eyed peas. Many non-dairy kinds of milk such as almond, soy, hemp, and cashew are fortified with double the calcium than dairy. Even through adulthood and into the golden years of 65 and older, your body needs at least 700mg of calcium a day.

Get some sun!

Although you can get vitamin D through many fortified foods or supplements, such as cod liver oil, it can be tough to get your daily recommended amount. For most people, sunlight is the best way to get this essential vitamin. Sunlight converts cholesterol to vitamin D in your body. This means all you need to do is spend some time outside on a nice sunny day!

Ensuring that you have proper levels of all necessary nutrients in your body will ensure your feet will stay strong and healthy to carry you through the day. If you need help planning a healthy diet for a healthy body and healthy feet, give us a call! You can also schedule an appointment online. Our skilled podiatrists, Dr. William C. Stoll, Dr. Dwayne A. Lay, and Dr. Daalia M. Jones keep up with the latest trends in foot health.





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