Even though they tirelessly work day in and day out, your feet are one of the most neglected areas of your body. Sure, you periodically cut your toenails and maybe douse your feet with lotion once in awhile, but most of the time you shove them in socks, squeeze them in shoes, and then forget about them until they start to hurt.
In some cases, you may not even really look at your feet until you’re forced to wear sandals…then the horror begins.
Since your feet are subjected to continuous rubbing and pressure all day, they develop thicker skin than anywhere else on your body. Although this extra protection is useful to avoid irritation from friction, it can also mask serious skin conditions that your feet are naturally prone to. In addition, the areas around your toenails are also highly susceptible to infection, bacteria, and fungus.
This is why it is extremely important not only to care for the structure of your feet, but routinely to monitor their skin condition as well.
Smoothing Out Skin and Toenail Conditions
Whether your feet are stifled inside shoes all day or free to walk on dirty floors, the risk of skin irritations is high. The skin on your feet has to cope with the pressures of everyday life—walking, rubbing, cuts, sweating inside shoes, and so forth. But your skin also comes in contact with many potentially harmful environmental factors, such as bacteria and fungus. If any of these factors—physical or environmental—take hold or penetrate the skin, then your feet could wind up suffering the following conditions:
- Foot odor
- Plantar warts
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus
- Cracked and bleeding skin
However, at Parker Foot & Ankle we believe that everyone should have a chance to put their best foot forward, without the fear of pain, discomfort, or embarrassment. For this reason, as well as the satisfaction and pride we get from helping or patients, we have spent over 44 years helping people like you take care of their feet and smooth out their skin problems.
Skin Deep Care
Skin and toenail issues can not only be embarrassing, but also painful. No one should have to hide their feet or their pain, especially when their problems can be fixed. We take nail and skin care extremely seriously and spent the better part of our careers developing care and treatment options for all of your skin care needs. Our treatments include:
- Diagnostic services
- Regenerative medicine and techniques, including use of non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory medications
- Pain management
- Lifestyle change advice and care
- Non-invasive procedures
- Laser treatments. We were the first Houston podiatry office to use toe fungus laser with an 85 percent accuracy rating.
- Surgical options, such as wart removal, blister drainage, etc.
- Comprehensive advice and suggestions for overall foot care
Let your feet be free without pain or embarrassment; allow us to help clear up your worries and smooth out your concerns. Remember, your feet deserve to look and feel their best, and we can help them do just that. Contact us today at 855-465-2577 to set up an appointment, or fill out the contact information on this page to get the care and treatment your feet deserve.