Dr. Clayton's Activity
A podiatrist is an important part of a team of physicians who manage complications associated with diabetes. Diabetes can affect circulation, nerve sensation (feet go numb or tingly), skin health, and healing wounds and fighting infections. If you have no other complications with your diabetes, an annual foot...Read More
Podiatrists are physicians and surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle care. Typical training includes a bachelor's degree, 4-year DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) degree, followed by a 3-year medical and surgical residency training program. Most of my schooling and residency training was alongside...Read More
There are a few components to prevention of athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Superficial fungal infections often develop in intriginous areas, such as in skin folds, groin, and between the toes as well as along the bottom of the foot. It is important to keep these areas clean and dry. Wash daily...Read More
Several studies have linked bunions to heredity (mother, grandmother, etc.) as well as shoe gear. We inherit our foot type (shape, how it functions, etc.). Bunions are certainly exacerbated by the shoes we wear. Higher heels, narrow toes can make bunions worse. My initial recommendations to patients...Read More
Here are a few recommendations for choosing the right pair of shoes:
1) Be sure to have your feet measured. As we get older, have children, gain or lose weight, etc., our feet can change size and shape. Despite what you might think, you may not be the same size that you were in high school. Also...Read More
Ingrown toenails can be very painful and can even become infected. There are a few ways to care for ingrown toenails.
1) routine trimming and filing of nails.
2) wearing shoes that avoid irritating the toenails.
3) permanent removal of the edge of the nail.
If it is something that has been an ongoing...Read More