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Is Toenail Fungus Hereditary?

15 Sep 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a persistent fungal infection of the nails, and can be an unsightly problem. While the most common symptom is the yellowish discoloration of the nail, the fungus responsible for the discoloration and damage to the nail can also cause inflammation…

How Do Toenails Grow?

15 Aug 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Care and Health

Nails serve an important purpose – protecting your fingers and toes from injury! The anatomy of finger and toenails are very similar, but toe nails grow a lot slower. The nails grow out of a little pocket under the skin. Your nails actually began growing…

PRP Treatment for Plantar Fasciosis & Tendinosis

29 Jul 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Utilizing PRP treatment or platelet rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of plantar fasciosis and tendinosis around the foot and ankle is a fairly new and developing concept. PRP is believed to help the chronic scar formations and loss of inflammatory response that is often…

Diabetic Nerve Pain

30 Jun 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Diabetic Foot

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, diabetes affects 26 million people in the U. S. What is more, diabetes-related problems can initially be noticed in your feet. In fact, diabetes affects the body in numerous ways. With the feet, issues generally…

What Is Hammer Toe?

15 Jun 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Anyone can suffer from hammer toe. This condition usually affects the second toe, bending so that it looks somewhat deformed and resembling a claw. Other toes can also become afflicted with time. The causes of hammer toe can vary, but shoes are often to blame….