Skin & Nail Care is an essential part of caring for your feet. At Advanced Foot & Ankle Wellness Center in King of Prussia, PA, Dr. Melissa Wawrzynek conducts a physical assessment of your feet during your initial appointment. This is an essential part of our service to identify any potential problems with your skin or toenails that may require further assessment and treatment.
During your visit, you can expect Dr. Wawrzynek to provide you with an alternative to surgery. She discusses your goals, orders x-rays and ultrasound ( if needed), completes an examination, and offers treatment options.
Dr. Wawrzynek creates comprehensive treatment plans that fit your needs and your lifestyle. If there is an underlying cause for your skin or nail condition, she’ll discuss it with you and recommend treatments that offer the lasting results you desire.
If you need skin & nail care for your feet, call (610) 601-6968 to schedule an appointment. We have helped thousands of people get back to living life free from foot, ankle, and heel pain.
Common skin conditions affecting the feet include Plantar Warts, Ganglion Cysts, Corns and Calluses, and Athlete’s Foot. When over-the-counter remedies don’t provide relief, medical attention is warranted.
Plantar warts (Verruca Plantaris) occur when the skin is infected by a virus, resulting in small growths on the skin. Warts tend to appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot, although warts can technically develop anywhere on the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in the elderly, adolescents, and children.
Ganglion cysts are small sacs of fluid that form near joints and tendons in the foot. The fluid is a thick, sticky, clear, jelly-like material.
Corns are a buildup of hard dead skin that form cone-like bumps on the toes due to repetitive pressure and friction caused by repetitive activities like running, climbing stairs, and skiing. Bunions and hammertoes may also cause corns on the feet.
Calluses are thick, hard skin that generally forms on the sides and balls of the feet or the heels. Calluses develop as the result of repetitive friction and pressure on your feet from shoes, sports, daily activities, or how you walk. Keratinocytes, special skin cells in the outer layer of your skin, produce calluses.
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection. The infection impacts the upper layers of the skin of the foot and usually starts between the toes, but it can also develop along the soles, arches, and sides of the feet.
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Toenail problems can reveal much about your overall health and provide the first sign of systemic disease. Don’t ignore toenail problems. They are quite common, and treatments are available.
If you have any issues with your toenails, such that you experience signs of infection such as redness, severe pain, drainage, or pus, please contact Advanced Foot and Ankle Wellness Center at (610) 601-6968 to set up a consultation with Dr. Wawrzynek.
The most common toenail problems include:
- Toenail Fungus
- Ingrown Toenail
- Toenail Trauma
- Clubbed Toenails
- Thick Toenails