Skin & nails
When it comes to foot and ankle disorders, sometimes the smallest irregularity can be the most painful or irritating. Savannah Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle provides a myriad of non-operative treatments to address these skin and nail maladies.
Calluses and Corns are caused by pressure of an offending bone or spur under the metatarsal head of the bone itself. This causes the skin to die and form a hard, protective surface. A soft corn is formed in the same way, except that when sweat is trapped where the corn develops, the hard core softens. This typically occurs between toes. Contact Savannah Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle if you are having any foot or ankle disorders. Let us help you get your step back.
A Plantar Wart is a wart occurring on the sole or toes of the foot. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections in other locations are not plantar warts. Plantar warts are usually self-limiting, but treatment is generally recommended to lessen symptoms (which may include pain), decrease duration, and reduce transmission. Infection occurs in an estimated 7–10% of the US population, and genetics plays an important role in determining susceptibility.
An Ingrown Toe (onychocryptosis) is caused by the pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes.