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By Carmel Foot & Ankle
December 19, 2017
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Podiatrist  

Find out when professional podiatric care is necessary for tackling your issues.podiatrist

Most people know that if they have a toothache that they should see their dentist or if they have an infection that they should visit their general practitioner, but not everyone understands when it’s time to visit a foot doctor. Wondering if you should schedule an appointment with our Carmel, Greenwood and Indianapolis, IN podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Agricola? Find out when to give us a call.

Pain

This is one of the most common reasons someone comes in for professional foot care. While more minor pain may not require medical attention (and can often be remedied with at-home care), if you are dealing with pain that gets worse with movement or activity, if pain is severe or if it doesn’t go away after five days of at-home treatment then you need to schedule an appointment with your Carmel, Greenwood and Indianapolis foot doctor.

Numbness or Tingling

These symptoms could be warning signs of neuropathy, a condition that occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nerves. Neuropathy can lead to a loss of sensation in the feet and this nerve disorder is a common complication of diabetes. Those with neuropathy are more likely to experience injuries or develop ulcers, so it’s important that if you are experiencing symptoms of neuropathy that you schedule an appointment right away.

Swelling

While an instance of swelling shouldn’t be an immediate cause for concern, if you are dealing with swelling in the feet pretty regularly then this will need to be addressed right away. The swelling could be due to a variety of conditions such as tendonitis, a fracture or even diabetes.

Bunion Pain

If we’ve diagnosed you with a bunion this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to undergo aggressive treatments or immediately consider surgery. In fact, bunion symptoms can often be managed with simple at-home treatment options and many people won’t even experience symptoms if they continue to care for their feet properly. Of course, if you are dealing with persistent or severe pain then it’s time you took a trip to our office to see if it’s time to correct the deformity.

Prestige Podiatry offers comprehensive foot care services throughout the Indianapolis, Carmel, and Greenwood, IN, areas. If you want to find out what we can do for you then call us today and schedule an appointment.

By contactus
January 03, 2014
Category: Toenail Fungus
Tags: Indianapolis   Podiatrist  
Your feet get you places—you run, walk and jump. And you probably put your feet under a lot of stress because of fashion. Feet need to be pampered, but people tend to forget about foot care, until a problem arises. One of those foot issues is toenail fungus.
 
A fungal infection can turn the toenail yellow or white, cause buildup (thick nail) or breakdown the structure of the nail (it may crumble or split). Sometimes the entire toenail can fall off. It’s not a pretty sight, and you can’t just wish it away. Proper action and treatment needs to be taken before you see any positive results. It’s important to follow these tips, so you can take better care of your feet.
 
Tips to avoid toenail fungus
  • Always keep your feet dry – fungi loves warm, moist areas
  • Wear shower shoes whenever you visit a public shower
  • Disinfect your shower if you share one with someone who has a fungal infection
  • Don’t share footwear with others
  • Take care of your feet when you get a cut or damage a nail—fungi can enter through these injured areas
How to treat toenail fungus
  • There are different ways to treat a fungal infection. Some of these treatments include:
  • Antifungal cream
  • Antifungal pills
  • Toenail fungus laser treatment
You should talk to your foot doctor in Indianapolis. Laser treatment is one of the best and most innovative ways to get rid of pesky fungi.
 
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Agricola, foot doctor in Indianapolis, call (317) 881-0070 or submit an appointment form via our website. Your podiatrist in Indianapolis, Dr. Agricola, is ready to laser away at your toenail fungus. Everyone deserves healthy feet and toenails.