Friday, March 26, 2010

Fungal Toenails--Formula Three

Discolored, thick, crumbling toenails? I am happy to now be offering Formula 3 in the office for treatment of the toenails. This is sold only at doctor's offices. It is a topical medication that is painted on the toenail twice per day. The active ingredient is clotrimazole (which treats fungus), and the medication has an oil base that allows it to penetrate the hard toenail.

There are many options for treating fungal toenails. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring=Stretching and Pacing yourself with new workouts

March Madness and the arrival of Spring gets many of us excited about working out! It is important to stretch before and after you exercise. Additionally, make sure that you pace yourself with a new Spring work out program. Start slow with your new running or sports program. Each week add more time or intensity to your workout. Most of all, have fun! Please contact me if you notice any changes to your feet with your exercise routine! Happy Spring! Mary Ann Bender

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hammer Toes

A hammer toe occurs when one of the toes is contracted, rather than in a straight position. This can cause redness, pain, a corn, or even a sore over the knuckle. Certain shoes that are tight in the toe box can aggravate this condition. Padding and changing shoes can offer relief, but the only way to completely correct the condition is with surgery to straighten the toe. If you think you have this condition and are seeking treatment, please call for an appointment-708-763-0580. I will be happy to discuss your options with you!