You want to make sure your feet are always in tip top shape for sandal season. Whether it’s keeping them freshly manicured or free of any of the following foot problems, its important your feet are summer ready. Here are some common foot problems you may have encountered before and a few solutions to fixing these problems.
- Bunions: Bunions are not just unsightly, but they’re also painful. You won’t have an easy time enjoying the active summer season if every step is painful. The good news is that minimal incision surgery allows you to have your bunion taken care of with a very short recovery time. Most people who use MIS for bunion surgery barely feel like they’ve had foot surgery at all!
- Bone Spurs and Corns: Like bunions, bone spurs and corns can be very uncomfortable, in addition to being unattractive. Like bunion surgery, corn removal can be done with minimal incision surgery and won’t cause a lot of pain or require a long recovery time.
- Nail Fungus and Infections: Toenails that have become infected with fungus often look yellowish, especially thick, or can be soft and fragile. However, there are other problems that aren’t fungus-related that have similar symptoms, so you should have your toenails looked at to properly diagnose your condition. Toenail fungus is best treated early, so don’t delay if you think you may need treatment. To avoid fungal infections, keep your feet clean and dry and change your socks regularly.
- Ingrown Toenails: Although there are home remedies for ingrown toenails, they often don’t work or they’re more painful that having them treated professionally. Ingrown toenails are typically caused by genetic factors, shoe pressure, fungal infection, or physical trauma. They’re not usually caused by improper clipping, as is commonly thought. If you have an ingrown nail, then a simple surgery to correct it at the root may be your solution so it doesn’t get any worse.
You should feel great about how your feet look this summer! All South Bay Footcare provides the best foot care in the Torrance area. We offer treatment for bunions, corns, bone spurs, ingrown toenails, and more. For more information, view our website or contact us at (310) 986-2925 to make an appointment today!