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How Effective Is Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus?

How Effective Is Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus?

When compared to the claws of a tiger, the hooves of a horse or the talons of an eagle, our toenails are quite pathetic. A human’s toenails are made from the same substance (keratin) as claws, hooves and talons, but evolution has drastically reduced the utility of our keratin amenities. Our modern toenails can sometimes be more trouble than they’re read more »

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A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

Want a pedicure? There’re so many salons, how do you choose the right one… or a safe one? If you are using Yelp or other consumer review sites to determine where to go, the selection can be overwhelming.  Just in the Los Angeles area alone, there are over 6,000 salons listed! As podiatrists, we see the aftermath of when pedicures read more »

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Treating Athlete’s Foot with Garlic? Prepare to Be Burned, Literally! 

Treating Athlete’s Foot with Garlic? Prepare to Be Burned, Literally! 

Here’s how a woman got burns and blisters on her foot after trying a home remedy. When it comes to home remedies for athlete’s foot, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing A 45-year-old English woman suffering with a stubborn case of athlete’s foot read somewhere that garlic can help eliminate fungal infections. So, naturally enough, for the next read more »

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What To Do When Your Toenail Is Falling Off

What To Do When Your Toenail Is Falling Off

Toenails!!!…huh…yeah. What are they good for? Absolutely nothing!!! (Apologies to Edwin Starr, the Temptations, and Bruce Springsteen). But it’s true, we don’t do much with our toenails. Our fingernails are still essential. Itches demand scratching. Our fingernails enable us to pick up small objects, and folks with a creative bent can paint them up like 10 tiny blank canvases on read more »

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How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

What’s worse than unwelcomed guests? Rowdy unwelcomed guests that refuse to leave! That’s the frustration that most people feel once toenail fungus has infected their foot. Toenail fungus can affect the skin and nails of your feet and has a reputation for stubbornly sticking around. It can persist for decades if not managed appropriately. The following recommendations are ways in read more »

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Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common foot ailments and they can happen to the best of us. From unsightly symptoms to a high recurrence rate, you should learn the signs of a toenail fungus infection. No one wants a long-term, debilitating and painful bout with this foot condition. It’s especially true for seniors. Only about 7% of read more »

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Foot Injuries in Kids: What to look for

Foot Injuries in Kids: What to look for

With the kickoff of another school year, kids hurry back to school in their shiny new clothes and shoes.  Excited to be social again after a long summer with the family, kids are quickly hit with the reality of homework and listening and studying and exams.  The bounce in their step sometimes turns into dragging feet.  Sometimes there are other read more »

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