After the last round of snow, you may be thinking that you are most definitely ready for summer and wondering what we at Feet First Foot Care Specialists mean about getting your feet ready. How many times have you slipped on your sandals on the first warm day in late spring only to look down at your feet and go, "Ugh"? Certain conditions that affect the appearance of your feet take time to fix. We'd like to address two of them here: bunions and fungal toenails.
Bunions are a progressive condition, meaning that they get worse over time if left untreated. When you cover feet during the winter months in socks and shoes, you may not notice how much further out of place your toe has moved or how much larger the bump on the side of your foot has become. In addition to looking unsightly, bunions can begin to impede the way you walk and cause increasing pain, especially where they rub on your footwear. If you haven't already done so, now is time to contact our Cromwell office for an appointment by calling 860-632-5499. Even if your bunion isn't hurting or seem very pronounced, our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, will evaluate the bunion and prescribe treatment that will slow its progression. The only way to eliminate a bunion, however, is through surgery. Now is an excellent time to discuss your bunion's status and the next best step.
It's easy to ignore fungal toenails during boot season. Often, these don't cause any pain. And the thickened, yellowish nails that are crumbling at the edges aren't on display the way they are when you wear open-toed shoes or go barefoot at the beach or pool. Fungal nails are infections underneath the nail's surface that you treat with topical or oral antifungal medications. You will notice complete results when the nail grows out.
If you want attractive toes and toenails for the summer sandal season, now is the time to address bunions and fungal toenails. For more information on these conditions, contact us today, 860-632-5499.