Skin and Nail Surgery
There are several different diseases that affect the skin and toenails, often as a result of a fungal or bacterial infection. Ingrown toenails are the most common nail ailment, involving the corners of the nails digging into the surrounding soft tissue, causing irritation and swelling. Other conditions that may develop on the feet include corns, calluses, warts and thickened nails.
Treatment for these conditions depends on the type and severity of the ailment. Many can be treated through oral or topical medications, while more advanced conditions may require laser treatment or surgery. The toenail or skin lesion may need to be removed for severe infections. Surgery is often minimally invasive and achieves effective results with little to no side effects or downtime. Patients can help prevent these conditions from occurring by keeping their feet clean and dry and by wearing shoes that fit well.