If you want to avoid Ugly Toenail Syndrome, this message is for you…
An injured toenail can lead to an unfortunate lifelong cosmetic problem. We’ve seen many of these over the years.
Having us evaluate an injured toenail as early as possible is your best chance of avoiding a long-term problem. Sometimes an injured toenail can be saved. Other times, removing an injured nail and having a new one grow back is the best solution.
Another reason an injured nail should be addressed immediately is the risk of fungus. An injured toenail can create an opening for a germ like fungus to enter. If fungus invades an injured toenail, a favorable result isn’t certain.
The best things to do for an injured toenail are to apply an antibiotic cream such as Neosporin, wear a Band-Aid on the toe, and wear looser-fitting shoes.
An injured toenail that is loose and/or dark should be looked at immediately because the risk of infection is higher.
Anyone with diabetes is at an even greater risk of an infection.
Don’t take the chance of having an injured toenail become a long-term cosmetic problem. Some people can’t show their feet in public because of an injury that resulted in a permanent condition.
It’s usually easy for us to fix an injured toenail.
Please let us know how we can serve you best.
To Healthy Feet,
Did you know that there are 26 bones in your feet? Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a podiatrist in Danbury, CT. I would like to talk to you today about foot fractures. Since there are 26 bones in the feet, foot fractures can turn up in a number of locations: toes, arches, the shins, and more. Some people may be suffering with a foot fracture and not even know it. They may just be aware that their foot hurts and are not sure why.
If you are experiencing foot pain, let me help. Come see me at my office in Danbury and let me see if perhaps you are dealing with a foot fracture that needs professional treatment
#DanburyCT #MiddleburyCT Chronic ankle instability is one of the possible repercussions of not treating an ankle sprain in time.
Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury, and today I want to talk to you about the importance of dealing with an ankle sprain at the onset.
Like other foot ailments, ankle sprains only get worse if left untreated. Chronic ankle instability may result in some cases, in which the ankle frequently gives when when the person walks. It’s like feeling part of your leg go limp all of a sudden. Some may also develop weakness higher up in the leg.
If you have an ankle sprain or suspect that you do, see a podiatrist right away. I invite you to come to my office here in Danbury for treatment that you’ll be pleased with.
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Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part Three
If you’re ready to say goodbye to your heel pain, today is the day. This is Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a podiatrist here in Danbury. Let’s take a look at part three of my series on steps to eliminating heel pain. If you engage in athletic activities, it is important to take a few minutes to warm up with simple stretches. Some athletes may be afflicted with heel pain due to the sudden shock that their ligaments experience. Gradually easing in to your workout could save you a lot of suffering.
If you find yourself struggling with persistent pain in your feet, come see me at my office here in Danbury.
Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part Two
“Ow!” Is that the word of the day for you most of the time? If so, you need relief from your foot pain fast. I’m here to help. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart and I am a foot doctor in Danbury. Today, I would like to present part two of my three part series on ways that you can eliminate heel pain. Footwear is everything! If you are on your feet all day at work, are an avid runner, or are involved in other forms of athletics, it is important to choose footwear that provides sufficient cushioning and support for your feet. Your feet need the assistance of absorbing the shock of pounding the pavement. Just changing your shoes can help a lot. However, if you suffer with heel pain, you should also stay under the watchful eye of a licensed podiatrist. Why not come see me, here in Danbury or Middlebury? I will get to the root of the problem and get you back in action fast!
Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part One
If you suffer with intense heel pain, you will be excited to read today’s post. Hello friends, this is Doctor Paul Betschart, and I’m here today to give residents of Danbury tips on eliminating heel pain. One of the ways to find relief from heel pain is to give your feet rest every day. If you work a job that keeps you on your feet all day, especially a position where you are continually pounding the pavement, your feet are going to naturally become tired and sore. At the end of the day, put your feet up and relax. Take some time to allow your heels to recover from the strain that they’ve been put through.
If you suffer with heel pain, I invite you to come visit me at my podiatry office here in Danbury.
We will get you better fast!
What is Diabetic Foot?
It is estimated that nearly 25% of individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes experience complications with their feet. Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I have a podiatry practice here in Danbury, CT. I know how difficult it can be sometimes to fight the condition known as diabetic foot. I’m here to help. Diabetic foot is a condition where small cuts and bruises on the feet can become dangerous, due to the fact that many diabetics experience neuropathy, which keeps them from detecting injuries. Therefore, a simple blister can turn into a foot ulcer that eats away at the flesh if not dealt with promptly. While it is important for diabetics to regularly check their feet for any injuries, it is equally necessary to have regular check-ups at your local podiatrist’s office. If you live in the Danbury area, please keep me in mind for your next appointment.
Risk Factors for Foot Fractures
I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury, where we love making your feet happy. Today, I want to talk to you about some of the risk factors for foot fractures, which are more common than you might think. Foot fractures stem from shock and trauma to the bones in the feet. Athletes who repeatedly put stress on their feet, or who suddenly twist their feet during an activity are at risk for experiencing a fracture. However, the non-athletic among us are also at risk, as something as simple as a fall or dropping a heavy can on your foot from the kitchen cupboard can cause problems as well. Osteoporosis and age are two of the most significant factors, since the bones are more fragile and apt to break.
If you suspect that you might have a foot fracture, I invite you to come and see me, at my podiatry office here in Danbury.
Tips for Those with a Foot Fracture
Foot fractures can be very painful. I know; I help people with the condition all the time. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a podiatrist here in Danbury. I would like to give you a few tips for proper treatment of a foot fracture. Foot fractures must be addressed as quickly as possible, preferably when the pain and swelling first begin. Not only can bones grow back together incorrectly, but foot fractures can turn into severe and chronic arthritis down the road if left untreated. Furthermore, putting repeated pressure on the fracture can result in a complete break. You need to get off of your feet as much as possible.
If you’re looking for a foot doctor to help you with a suspected fracture, I’d love to assist you. Please feel free to stop by my podiatry office here in Danbury and let’s talk!