Category Archives: Foot Fungus Treatment

Whitestone Laser Foot Care

Treating Foot Fungus in Whitestone

Whitestone Laser Foot Care

Whitestone Laser Foot Care

If you have any type of foot or nail fungus, you will want to come to our practice, Gary B. Feldman, DPM, for treatment. When you need treatment of a fungal toenail infection, we can offer you Whitestone laser foot care by our top-notch podiatrist, Dr. Gary B. Feldman; we use state-of-the-art laser technology by PinPointe to provide this foot care.

It is very important to treat fungal infections of the foot early. This is because fungal infections on the foot, or in the nail, can end up traveling to other parts of the body and cause serious medical issues, including blood infections. This is particularly true for patients who have diabetes, so it is always recommended that our diabetic patients come in for a periodic and preventive foot care visits. A fungal nail infection can first start out as a white or yellow spot that appears under the tip of your toenail. Eventually, if left untreated, the nail fungus will spread deeper into your nail. This can cause the nail to discolor, thicken, and even develop edges that crumble. Fungal toenails our not only extremely unattractive, but they can also be potentially painful. At our podiatry practice, our foot doctor is able to treat your fungal toenails with Whitestone laser foot care. We use the PinPointe laser technology which will effectively kill the fungus that lives in and under the toenail. This treatment is easy and convenient, and your toenails can once again become clearer and healthier. Fungal toenails can also be treated with medication, however, fungal infections can be extremely difficult to cure as they can be persistent and resistant to treatment with medications alone. This is why so many patients come to us for Whitestone laser foot care when they have fungal toenail problems. A fungal toenail infection can be part of a general athlete’s foot infection which also can affect the skin on your foot.

For complete podiatry care including Whitestone laser foot care, contact us today.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11358
(516) 830-3331

Flushing Foot Fungus

Treating Foot Fungus in Flushing

Flushing Foot Fungus

Flushing Foot Fungus

At the offices of Gary B. Feldman, DPM we treat common foot conditions such as Flushing foot fungus as well as ingrown nails, calluses, diabetic foot problems and hammertoe or bunions. Our offices are equipped with the latest in state of the art technologies and equipment, ensuring you always receive the best in test results and care by our friendly and knowledgeable staff and doctor. Foot fungus is a common ailment that thousands of Americans suffer from, but it is easy to treat and can go away on its own with proper treatment by our doctor.

One common fungal infection is Athlete’s Foot, a foot condition that causes redness, itching, burning and peeling. The infection is very common and can be found in places like locker rooms and public showers because it grows best in a warm and moist environment. Socks and shoes are also carriers of Athlete’s Foot and can happen to those who frequent community pools and baths Flushing foot fungus and Athlete’s Foot is caused by a fungus that lives on the layers of the outer skin of the foot. Symptoms include peeling, blisters, itchy feet and burning, red feet. The most common type of Athlete’s Foot is called interdigital, which occurs between the two smallest toes and can cause common symptoms like itching and burning. It can also spread across the foot.

A more uncommon kind of Athlete’s Foot is vesicular athlete’s foot. In this condition, there is an outbreak of blisters under the foot but also can appear between toes or on top of the foot. Flushing foot fungus and Athlete’s Foot is usually treated with a topical cream that can be prescribed by our doctor or by other means if the symptoms and condition is more severe. For more information, call Dr. Feldman to see how we can help you have healthier, happier feet.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11358
(516) 830-3331

Toenail Fungus in Hicksville

Foot Fungus Treatment in Hicksville

Toenail fungus in Hicksville

Toenail fungus in Hicksville

At the offices of Dr. Gary B. Feldman, DPM, we treat many different podiatry conditions including toenail fungus in Hicksville. Toenail fungus is an irritating ailment that affects many people but is easily remedied with the proper treatment. Our mission is to provide you with outstanding podiatry care in a comfortable and clean environment so that you feel like you’re at home with us. We educate all of our patients on each procedure and treatment option, and keep them involved in any decisions that should be made regarding treatment. Besides toenail fungus removal, we also offer routine general foot care, orthotic therapy, and laser treatment for nails that have fungus.

Toenail fungus in Hicksville can be painful and cause swelling of the toe and foot area. Infections usually start as a yellow or whitish spot that forms underneath the toenail. The nail fungus begins to spread, and gets deeper into the nail, causing it to discolor and thicken. Nail crumbling can also happen, causing the nail and surrounding area to become red, swollen and painful. The infection needs to be treated as quickly as possible so as to avoid further infection. If left untreated, fungal infections can lead to a dangerous blood infection. Treatment for nail fungus usually involves some type of ointment or medication. We also perform many other common procedures such as orthotics, which are custom made shoe inserts that treat painful conditions like heel spurs, flat feet and plantar fasciitis. Orthotics can correct these and other problems that cause abnormal walking patterns.

Besides toenail fungus in Hicksville treatment, we also fix ingrown nails, which happen when the toenail grows into the surrounding nail fold of the foot. Pain and swelling can commonly happen due to ingrown nails, and the treatment process usually is simple and prevents re-growth of the ingrown part of the nail. We also specialize in diabetic foot care, which is extremely important. Many diabetics suffer from poor circulation which can affect feet and cause complications for them. It is common and our procedure is to take preventive measures to keep the foot and surrounding area healthy.

260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York
516-830-3331

Valley Stream NY Foot Fungus Doctor

Foot Care in Valley Stream

Valley Stream NY Foot Fungus Doctor

Valley Stream NY Foot Fungus Doctor

Foot health is an important thing to consider on a regular basis, especially if you use your feet often to get you around, if you have an active lifestyle or even a physically demanding occupation. In general, you should pay attention to both the feel and the appearance of your feet, as it can alert you to the presence of any issues that may need medical attention. Issues like pain and discomfort may be easy to identify, but when it comes to the skin and nails of your feet it is important that you look at them once in a while and make a general assessment. If you notice anything strange about the appearance of the skin of your feet or on your toenails, then you may have an issue, such as foot fungus. With the help of our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can treat the issue and maintain your overall foot health.

Foot fungus can be a difficult condition. In some cases it can be fairly mild and go unnoticed, especially if you only exhibit some symptoms or you attribute them to other factors. But when you experience itching, redness, stinging and burning, you may have a foot fungus. If you look at your feet, you will notice a scaly rash along with it. This is why it is so important that you inspect your feet on a regular basis as well. Sometimes, general itching may result from a different kind of skin irritant, which may cause burning and irritation as well. Foot fungus can be contagious, so it is important that you wash your feet and keep them away from areas where the fungus can spread to another foot or to other people as well. Sometimes, foot fungus can be self treatable, but if this is your first time contracting the condition then you should see a Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor. Here with Gary B. Feldman, DPM you can get an accurate diagnosis as well as the treatment you need, which will depend on the severity of the condition itself.

Some people get foot fungus chronically and may need to return for checkups and maintenance regarding overall foot health. Otherwise, it is still important that you have foot fungus treated. If it goes untreated, it can cause skin breakage and infection. Here with our Valley Stream NY foot fungus doctor Gary B. Feldman, DPM can provide you with all of the care that you need.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York
516-830-3331

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Foot Fungus Doctor

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Foot Fungus Treatment in Valley Stream

Athlete’s foot is a very common foot fungus infection that causes redness, peeling, burning, itching, and sometimes sores and blisters. This foot fungus grows best in a moist, warm environment such as socks, shoes, gym locker rooms, swimming pools, and on the floor of public showers. More common in the summer temperatures and humid, warm climates, athlete’s foot occurs more often in people who wear tight shoes and use public pools. Athlete’s foot is caused by a microscopic fungus that lives on the dead tissue of the outer layers of your skin, hair, and toenails. There are at least four types of fungus that can cause this type of foot fungus and Gary B. Feldman, DPM offers thorough foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream.

Depending on the patient, symptoms and signs of athlete’s foot vary. Some common symptoms include redness, blisters, or softening and breaking down of your skin, peeling, and cracking feet, itching, and burning. The most common type of athlete’s foot is known as interdigital, also referred to as toe web infection. This form of foot fungus, usually occurs between your two smallest toes and may cause burning, itching, and scaling and can spread to the sole of your foot. Starting with a slight irritation, some dryness, scaling, and itching, a moccasin-type foot fungus may involve the whole sole of your foot and often extend to the sides of your foot. Your skin may thicken and crack as the fungus develops, requiring special foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream. The least common form of athlete’s foot is vesicular that normally starts with a sudden outbreak of blisters under your skin, filled with fluid. The blisters usually develop under your foot and may also crop up between your toes, heel, or top of your foot.

Once diagnosed our foot fungus treatment in Valley Stream includes topical antifungal medication that is usually placed directly on your skin. More serious cases may require oral drugs. Foot fungus flourishes in moist environments so we highly recommend that your feet be kept clean and dry. Foot fungus can also be prevented by wearing shower sandals in public showers, wearing shoes that let your feet breathe, and definitely washing your feet daily with soap and water. After washing, applying a good quality foot powder after your feet are thoroughly dry, can also prevent foot fungus.

Gary B. Feldman, DPM
260 West Sunrise Highway Suite 111
Valley Stream, New York 11581
516-830-3331