General Foot Care
We offer a range of general foot care services to help your feet feel great. We specialize in a variety of professional foot health treatments for individuals with less-than-optimal foot health. You can always contact Feet In Motion for all of your foot care needs!
We are here to give your feet the care they deserve.
Our General Foot Care Services
The services we are happy to provide are:
Athlete’s Foot Treatments
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that can happen to anyone. So, don’t worry, you are not alone. If you are prone to sweaty feet and frequently wear close-toed shoes with little breathability, you may experience Athlete’s foot at some point in your life.
It is very important to treat athletes’ foot because it is highly contagious. Most people pick it up and spread it in locker rooms and gyms.
Common symptoms are red, flaky, itchy skin between the toes. Most of the time, the inflamed skin is between the fourth and fifth toe or the third and fourth toe. It can also spread to the sole of the foot if left untreated. This fungal infection is often accompanied by an unpleasant odor too. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it would be a great idea to get your feet looked at by a professional.
The team of specialists at Feet In Motion can treat this ailment and get your feet back to normal through antifungal medication and proper foot care hygiene education.
Flat Feet Treatments
When you place your body weight on your barefoot and feel the entire sole come in contact with the ground, chances are you have flat feet.
Medically known as pes planus, flat feet happen when the arch of your foot collapses. Thus, the entire bottom of your feet may touch the ground. A standard healthy foot should maintain a naturally curved arch when supporting body weight.
Some common flat foot causes are:
- hypermobility (flexible feet)
- Family history
- Other diseases like diabetes or cerebral palsy.
Flat feet are not an extremely serious condition. Many people with flat feet don’t experience pain or any noticeable symptoms. However, you should still seek treatment if you have flat feet.
Flat feet put you at risk for a range of more severe disorders like:
- Arch pain
- Shin splints
- Ankle sprains and instability
- Increased knee and back pain
Our team of specialists will observe your walking patterns and standing posture to determine the severity of your condition. Then, we can assist you with medical devices or recommend physical therapy. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary. We are more than happy to discuss all of your options and provide guidance.
Plantar Wart Treatments
Warts are a viral infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). But, don’t worry, these warts are a non-cancerous growth.
Plantar warts usually appear on the bottom of the foot. Typically in the heel or ball of the foot because those are the main pressure points of the foot. The virus enters the bottom of the foot through an already present scrape or cut. Then a rough bump forms on the surface of the skin. Usually, the wart has a soft core encircled by thicker hard skin that looks like calluses. Often there are tiny black dots in the middle. These are the dilated blood vessels of the wart’s blood supply.
Sometimes plantar warts are flat and mistaken for a smoothed over callus. However, a plantar wart will hurt if you squeeze it. A callus will not.
Plantar warts are not a serious condition. Many even go away on their own. However, some people experience pain with their plantar warts. If you have pain, you should seek treatment at Feet In Motion.
We can help you get the service you need to treat the wart. Typical treatments may include laser therapy, cryotherapy, topical solutions, and in the most severe cases, surgery.
Foot calluses are just like any other callus on the body. They are thickened and hardened dead pieces of skin. Calluses typically develop on the ball of the foot, heel, underneath the big toe, or any toe’s tip.
Many people will get a foot callus or two in their lifetime. They form due to:
- Bad fitting shoes
- Intense pressure or friction
- Improper foot mechanics
- A variety of other diseases and disorders
In extreme cases, massive callus build-up can lead to deterioration of the underlying tissue. However, usually, they are not a serious condition. You can help prevent calluses from forming on your feet by getting footwear with extra cushioning. You can also use pumice stones or other devices to file down hardened skin before a large callus forms.
If you experience any pain from an existing callus, you need to get it looked at. The most common treatment is non-invasive removal via scalpel debridement. We can help you decide what to do next.
Over 10% of adults will experience toenail fungus, so it is nothing to be alarmed over. Someone you know has probably had it too.
Toenail fungus develops underneath nails by living off of the keratin protein present in nail fibers. You probably picked up your toenail fungus at a swimming pool, gym, or locker room. Fungus thrives in damp, humid, dark environments, so communal showers can be a breeding ground for these organisms.
If you begin to notice a change in your toenail appearance, chances are you have toenail fungus. Many people get cloudy white or yellowish-brown nails when they have a fungal infection. Your nail may even detach from your nail plate due to a build-up of skin and nail particles.
Usually, people do not experience pain with toenail fungus. It is more of a cosmetic problem. However, sometimes the build-up of excess skin underneath the nail causes tenderness.
If left untreated, toenail fungus can spread to other toes and even the fingernails. Other members of your household may pick it up too, so it is always a good idea to get rid of that fungus.
Most people need to get the infected toe’s nail professionally removed. Then, anti-fungal lotion needs to be applied to the affected area. Some people may experience another round of fungus, so cream may be required for months to make sure the fungus is completely gone. We can provide you with a tailored treatment plan.
If you have diabetes, you probably already know you are at higher risk for foot complications and ailments due to diabetic neuropathy. This condition happens when one loses feeling in their feet from nerve damage and reduced blood flow. Diabetic neuropathy may also present itself as burning, itching, or numbness in the bottom of the feet.
These symptoms mean people with diabetes are much more likely to have foot problems. In extreme circumstances, people with diabetes can experience severe foot infections that may result in amputation if left untreated. Without routine examination, a complication can be unnoticed until it is too late.
So, if you have diabetes and can’t feel your feet or properly examine them yourself, visit us at Feet In Motion. We can provide routine examinations to keep your feet healthy.