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  • Get Your Feet “Sandal-Ready”
    There are some beaches—Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach (SC), Wilmington and Outerbanks (NC)—that are certainly worth the 5-6 hour drive from Roanoke, VA. If you are living with fungal toenails, though, Read more
  • Treating a Fungal Infection is Harder than Catching One
    The Washington Park and Fallon Park outdoor swimming pools don’t open for the season until June 6, so you should check out Green Ridge Recreation Center if you want to Read more
  • The Journey to Fungus-Free Feet
    Are you ready for Spring Break? It’s right around the corner—April 3-10 for Roanoke County Public Schools—so perhaps you have travel plans in place for the family. There might be Read more
  • Avoid Self Treatment For Kid’s Ingrown Nails
    Young children and teenagers commonly suffer from ingrown toenails. Ingrown nails cause swelling and redness in the toes, and wearing shoes can be painful. Ingrown toenails are typically caused by Read more
  • Gearing Up for Triathlon Season?
    Whether you’re brick training for a triathlon, showering at the gym after your sweat session or taking the kids to the pool, never go barefoot! With our feet finally getting Read more
  • Mycobacterium Fortuitism?
    Mycobacterium fortuitism is a non-tuberculoses mycobacterium and is rapidly growing.  It is found in the environment including water and dirt throughout the world.  Applicability to podiatry is that patients with Read more
  • Cracked Heels
    Cracked heels, or fissures, are a common visible foot problem. The affected area of skin is typically dry and may develop a yellowish or brownish discoloration, particularly along the heel’s Read more
  • No More Smelly Feet!
    Dreading to wear those winter shoes that cause your feet to smell?? Well we might have some good news for you! With these cold days creeping up fast, flip flops and Read more
  • Foot Cream to Kill HIV?
    Ciclopirox, a drug commonly used to treat foot fungus, has been suggested to kill HIV cells. “In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the Read more
  • Nail Polish and Nail Fungus
    The other day I wanted to paint my toenails with the at-home shellac kit I received for Christmas. I’ve been told by both the Podiatrists at the office I have Read more
  • Ugly Toenails?
    We know how annoying it is to not be able to de-stress from they day by taking your socks and shoes off and kicking your feet up! Instead you decide Read more
  • Nail Disorders & Nail Surgery
    Nails are excellent indicators of disease and provide diagnostic information. Patients should look for some of the following nail presentations:DiscolorationBrittlenessUplifting nailPitting nailSplittingStriationsNail thinningRidgingChange in nail consistencyChange in nail configurationNail clubbingCommon Nail Read more
  • Nail Disorders
    Anatomy of the Nail: Nail Plate- Is the hard and translucent portion of the nail. Nail Bed- Is the skin underneath the nail plate. Matrix- Is the part in which the nail rests Read more
  • Erythrasma
    Erythrasma is a chronic superficial infection of the intertriginous areas of the skin. This is a bacterial infection and can be found between the toes. It commonly occurs between the Read more
  • How to Avoid Blisters While Hiking
    A few weeks ago one of my  friend's stayed at my apartment and I caught sight of this awful blister on the back of his heel!  My friend first got the blister Read more
  • Black Toenails
    Do you have a long-distance runner in your circle of family and friends? If so, you may have seen an occasional black toenail. Common among marathoners and other athletes, black Read more