Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Port Orange, FL 32127
Palm Coast, FL 32164
Orange City, FL 32763
Summer is just around the corner…this means open toe shoes, sandals, maybe even some full foot naked-ness! Unfortunately, many people are embarrassed by the appearance of their nails due to ugly, unsightly nail fungus.
Keryflex is a topical gel that is often used in conjuction with laser therapy for toenail fungus. Laser therapy is an FDA approved treatment with no side effects and is over 85% effective. Unfortunately it can take 6 - 12 months for the new, healthy nail to completely grow out. When Keriflex is applied to a nail affected with nail fungus after laser treatment, your toenails look beautiful immediately! It takes about 15 minutes in the office and is 100% painless! Stop being embarrassed by your toenails and start showing them off!
We are the expert in toenail fungus and are proud to announce that we offer Laser Therapy for toenail fungus in our Daytona Beach office location. You can also try Keryflex without Laser Therapy if you just want to improve the ways your toenails look. Click here to visit www.FloridaLaserCenter.com and learn more about how these treatments may benefit you! Or call (386) 274-LASER (5273) to schedule an appointment.
Before Keryflex After Keryflex
Rid Your Toenails of Stubborn Nail Fungus
What is Nail Fungus?
Bruised or damaged nails
Exposing nail to contaminated areas- locker rooms, bathtubs, swimming pools
Sweaty shoes or socks
Sharing contaminated nail instruments- nails cutters, nail polishes, cuticle cutters
What Does It Look Like?
Tarsal tunnel syndrome refers to the entrapment of the tibial nerve under a soft tissue or ligamentous structure known as the flexor retinaculum at the inner ankle. This area is known as the tarsal tunnel. The flexor retinaculum basically holds and protects tendons, the tibial nerve, and the posterior tibial artery behind the medial malleolus or inner bump on the ankle. Bone spurs, inflammation, soft tissue masses, varicose veins, flat feet and any other condition exerting pressure on the flexor retinaculum can cause tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome include pain and tingling sensations known as paresthesias that can radiate from the inner ankle to the toes or up to the body. The pain may also feel like a burning or pins and needle sensation. Often due to compression of the tibial nerve where it splits into branches that extend down to the heel. Heel pain causes this condition to be mistaken for plantar fasciitis.
Diagnosis is often first done through history and physical examination. Often a tinnel sign will be evident where tapping on the tibial nerve at the inner ankle reproduces symptoms that radiate toward the toes. Then tests will be done to evaluate the cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome or to rule out other conditions. X-rays can be used to rule out stress fractures of the heel bone and to see if there are any osseous or bony deformities causing compression of the nerve. MRI may be ordered to see if any soft tissue masses are causing pressure on the nerve. Ultrasound may be used to rule out plantar fasciitis.
Treatment will depend on the cause. Initial treatment should be rest, ice and possible NSAIDs. Injections of local anesthetic and corticosteroids may also help reduce symptoms quickly. If swollen tendons or flat feet are causing pressure on the nerve then stretching and orthotics may also help. If these conservative treatments fail then surgery to release the soft tissue structures and decompress the tarsal tunnel can be necessary.
If you are suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis, please do not wait to see a podiatrist. The physicians at Atlantic Foot and Ankle Associates take a conservative approach for all types of injuries. Make an appointment at one of our four offices conveniently located in Palm Coast, Orange City, Daytona Beach, and Port Orange and get back to walking pain free!
By James Rust, DPM
If you are diabetic, you may be constantly asking yourself, "what can I eat?" Knowing what to each can be confusing because there is always conflicting news about what is good and bad for you. Here are a few tips on making healthy food choices for you and your family:
A healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of all your favorite foods. Choosing your food wisely can help you feel better from day to day, lose weight if you need to, and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other problems caused by diabetes.
Tarragon Chicken Linguine
This quick recipe features chicken, broccoli and pasta all topped in a light sauce. It's a complete healthy meal in just 25 minutes.
MAKES: 4 servings
SERVING SIZE: 1 1/2 cup
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 366 ounces dried linguine or fettuccine
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning or ground black pepper
3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (12 ounces total), cut into bite-size strips
2 teaspoons olive oil or cooking oil
1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon or dill, crushed
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