Friday, May 21, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Health Fair

Thank you to the staff and volunteers of Brookfield Zoo for allowing Advanced Physical Medicine to participate in their annual health fair. I appreciate the opportunity to educate attendees on podiatry and answer questions during the event!

If your organization is interested in hosting a Wellness or Health Education Fair, please let me know! We are eager to spread the word about healthy footcare and healthy lifestyles!

Mary Ann Bender, DPM

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ingrown nail

Do you have painful, ingrown nails? An ingrown nail, also known as a paranychia, occurs when a nail curves in and often cuts the adjacent skin. The nail can cause the surrounding skin to become red, swollen, and painful. Additionally, the area can produce drainage or pus. It is important to see a podiatrist to have the ingrown nail removed. Often, the toe must be injected with anesthetic, so that the removal of the nail does not cause pain. Your podiatrist will give you soaking and bandaging instructions after the procedure. If the area is severely infected, you may be placed on oral antibiotics.

If you have this condition, please contact me at 708-763-0580!