By Podiatry Services of CNY
August 07, 2018
Category: Podiatry
Tags: ingrown toenails  

Ingrown toenails are incredibly common. However, if your ingrown toenail becomes infected and painful, medical treatment may be ingrown toenailnecessary to relieve the pain and potential complications. The foot doctors at Podiatry Services of CNY in Syracuse, NY and surrounding areas, offer treatment options for ingrown toenails and other common foot and ankle problems.

Get Treatment for an Ingrown Toenail in Syracuse, NY and surrounding areas

A toenail becomes ingrown when the corner of the nail digs into the skin, causing pain, swelling, and in some cases an infection. Depending on the severity, the pain can be significant and make it uncomfortable to put pressure on the toe when you walk, or even prevent you from wearing shoes that put additional pressure on the toe. The most common signs of an ingrown toenail include:

  • Redness and "heat" on the skin around the nail
  • Swelling/tenderness
  • Pain
  • Signs of infection around and under the nail

How to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Although they are not always preventable, there are a few precautions you can take to limit your risk of developing an ingrown toenail:

  • Trim your toenails straight across and keep them at a comfortable length where they are neither too short or too long
  • Wear comfortable and supportive shoes with ample room to move your toes comfortably

If you have an ingrown toenail, the podiatrist will remove the tip of the nail that is lodged in the skin, or use a splint to manually lift the nail tip from the skin. If you suffer from chronic ingrown toenails, a portion of the nail may be removed to prevent it from becoming ingrown in the future.

Although ingrown toenails do not generally pose a health risk for healthy people, they can cause serious complications for diabetics. If you have diabetes, preventing ingrown toenails and other common foot problems like blisters and calluses should be a priority. Speak to a podiatrist about diabetic foot care options for your needs.

Find a Podiatrist in Syracuse, NY and surrounding areas

For more information on how to prevent and treat ingrown toenails when they develop, contact Podiatry Services of CNY by calling (315) 458-1777 to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today.

By mmilne@officite.com
April 20, 2018
Category: None
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Could your foot problems be due to a bunion? Help is on the way!

A bunion is a fairly common foot ailment; however, just because you have one doesn’t mean that you have to just put up with the pain and discomfort. Learn more about this condition and how your Syracuse, NY podiatrist may be able to help provide the relief you’ve been looking for.

What is a bunion?Bunions

A bunion is a bony bump that originates at a toe’s joint. While any toe can be affected, bunions are most often found at the base of the big toe.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of a bunion are:

  • A large, hard protrusion at the base of the big toe
  • Localized pain and swelling
  • Soreness and redness around the affected toe
  • Difficulty moving the big toe
 
If you are experiencing chronic foot pain, decreased mobility and a visible bump on the joint of the big toe, then it’s time you visited your foot doctor for proper care.

 

What causes a bunion to form?

A bunion forms when weight isn’t distributed evenly on the joints of the feet. Over time this causes the joint to become unstable and form a hard lump. A bunion may be the result of a congenital foot deformity, a past injury or arthritis. There is also a debate as to whether wearing tight, high-heeled shoes could also cause a bunion to form.

What treatment options are available to me?

There are many conservative options that you can try to help alleviate your bunion symptoms. Some of the most common options include:

  • Wearing shoe inserts or custom orthotics (which your podiatrist can prescribe for you)
  • Only wearing shoes that fit comfortably and give your toes room to move
  • Splinting or taping the foot so it’s in the proper position
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like Tylenol or Aleve
  • Taking prescription medication or cortisone injections may also reduce pain and swelling, particularly if symptoms are more severe
  • Applying a wrapped ice pack to the bunion to reduce swelling and discomfort

Can a bunion be removed?

While the treatment options above are designed to reduce and even eliminate the pain you are experiencing, they are not designed to remove or get rid of the bunion. The only way to truly get rid of a bunion is to have it surgically removed, and surgery is not often recommended until you have exhausted all other treatment options and still haven’t experienced any relief.

Will a bunion get worse if left untreated?

Bunions are known to increase over time, but it will be hard to predict when a bunion will get larger. When you come in to see your foot doctor we may be able to determine just how large your bunion may become over time.

Contact your Syracuse, NY Podiatrist

A bunion doesn’t have to rule your life. Turn to your Syracuse, NY podiatrist to find the answers you need to treat your bunion symptoms effectively.

By Dr. Freddie and Eric Edelman
May 02, 2014
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The day before One Lap of America begins is always a little anxious, and a little slow all at the same time. 
This morning, we got the oil changed in the Corvette, picked up a few last minute items at the store, and got the decals on the car and went through tech inspection. It sounds like a lot, but since it's our fourth year, we got through it pretty quickly. 

Here's the car at the Tire Rack headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, they are one of the major event sponsors and we really appreciate their generosity and hospitality. Where else can you get a set of tires for 25% off, and get to wear them out on a skidpad all in one spot?
Tomorrow is Day 1 of the event, we are looking forward to these events:

  • Wet Skid Pad at Tire Rack's South Bend Headquarters. 
  • Time Trial at Grissom Air Force Base also in Indiana.
  • Passage Control at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. 
  • And then at the end of the day, we'll head off to Memphis, TN for the next day's events. 

Thanks for following us!

Dr. Freddie and Eric Edelman
World's Fastest Podiatrists

 

By Dr. Freddie and Eric Edelman
May 01, 2014
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One Lap of America always starts in South Bend, Indiana. This is the fourth year we will be competing in the event. 
This year we are competing in the SSGT1 Big Bore category in a 2014 Corvette Stingray. 
Our trip crosses a few state lines:

Ohio:

And we always stop at Corky and Lenny's Deli in Cleveland. It's half way to South Bend, and they have great food!

Our first year was in 2010 and our One Lap car was actually a truck - here we are at New Jersey Motorsports Park with the Dodge SRT-10 pickup truck. Our family even visited us!

In 2011, we couldn't go due to a severely disabling tennis injury. 
But we were back in 2012 in the Camaro. That was the year the front of the car fell off. We persevered, painted teeth on the front bumper support and finished the event. 

We also got to visit family in 2012, they not only fed us and sheltered us, but drove down to see us compete at Hallett, in Jennings, Oklahoma. 

In 2013 we were back in the Camaro, one of the highlights of the trip was getting to drive at Daytona!

Tomorrow we have tech inspection and the driver's meeting, and then the event officially starts on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. 

Dr. Freddie and Eric Edelman
World's Fastest Podiatrists
 

 

By Podiatry Services of CNY, PC
April 03, 2014
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Welcome to the Blog of Podiatry Services of CNY, PC

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Central New York area, we’re excited you are here. With the podiatric industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote good foot health as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including podiatry news, advancements in podiatric treatments, practical foot and ankle health advice and updates from our practice. 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best foot and ankle health

As always, feel free to contact Podiatry Services of CNY, PC with any questions or concerns.

Eric Edelman, DPM, DABPS, FACFAS (Technical Services Director)





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