What Do You Know About Your Thyroid?

In less than 2 minutes, could you tell us about your thyroid — and its importance? From the location to the size to potential problems, tell us your confidence level to lead the conversation. Well, now is the perfect time to brush up on some skills. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. We’re here to help. Let’s talk about the hormone-producing gland that plays a role…

Before You Show Your Toes

12433619 Footnail With Fungal Disease Called OnychomycosisWe’re getting closer to “show your toes” season. That’s right. We’re talking sandals, walks on the beach, you name it. While some people are thrilled for this season, other people may be a bit more hesitant. Why? Their toes aren’t ready. It can range from a basic need for a little toe TLC such as a pedicure or a fungal toenail infection. Rest easy. Here…

What’s Going On With My Ingrown Toenail?

39377785 Ingrown ToenailIf you have an ingrown toenail, act fast. Without treatment, you may one day begin to notice that the skin surrounding your toenail is increasing in redness and pain. What is typically a simple fix may turn into a painful infection in need of much more attention. Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his team at Clark Podiatry Center want to share warning signs for a…

Horrifying Toe Symptoms

66207869 S Laser Surgery Toenail Fungus Doctor Foot ToeAt Clark Podiatry Center, we know it’s the time of year for ghoulish costumes and horror movies, but ghastly toe troubles are definitely something patients do not enjoy. We often take our toes for granted until something goes wrong. Below are some common toe problems and their sometimes gruesome symptoms. Ingrown Toenails—this insidious condition can develop slowly, almost without you realizing it, until you start…

Treating an Ingrown Toenail

15564518 S Nail Fungus Toes ItchA very common foot ailment is an ingrown toenail. An ingrown toenail is just that, a nail that has grown into the nail bed and if not taken care of can become infected. Most ingrown toenails occur in the big toe but can occur in all nails. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include: Pain – can occur on both sides of the nail Swelling –…

Fix Ingrown Toenails Once and For All!

152 1551371144 IngrownnailPatients are always asking why their ingrown nails keep coming back and why can’t they be cut “properly” — whatever that means–so that the problem never comes back. Unfortunately, the shape of a toenail can’t be changed by cutting it different—straight across, back on an angle or the anachronistic V-shaped notch in the middle of the nail (which has never worked going back to cave-man…

Getting Rid of Fungal Toenails

66207869 S Laser Surgery Toenail Fungus Doctor Foot ToeThe summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your toenails! On the contrary, now that you might be wearing more closed-toed shoes with socks, you might be at more of a risk for fungal problems. Today’s focus is on how fungal growth can mean infections on the toenails. Toenail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is caused by the same…

Laser Therapy for Fungal Toenails

42553915 Damaged ToenailFoot fungus is an infection that commonly infects the feet. Toenail fungus, called onychomycosis, can start with a little bit of yellow or white discoloration or dot, but long-term effects can end with fungal build up. Eventually, the nails become discolored (between yellowish and grayish), thicker, and ragged at the tips of the toenails. Causes: Toenails can become infected by a skin opening or crack…

6 Things You Need to Know About Nail Salons

Pedicureart2Based in part on a campaign performed in Washington State involving the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Licensing, these are recommendations to follow regarding infection control and other safety issues: 1.    Ask if the salon and operator are licensed. 2.    Do Not get a manicure or pedicure if you have cuts, sores or a skin infection on your hands or…

No More Ugly Toenails!

BeforeandafterKeryflex Toenail Restoration – No More Ugly Toenails! There are many causes of thick and ugly toenails. Fungal nails, trauma, and injuries from sports such as soccer, basketball and running can cause damage to the toenails. When there is fungus, medication can be used to treat it, but you still have to wait almost a year for the nail to have a better appearance. If…