Greenwich Plaza

221 Greenwich Circle, Suite 105,
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 799-9581
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January 02, 2015
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    Plantar warts, or warts on the feet, are very common, especially here in Palm Beach County. Warts are caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread through any small opening in the skin. The wart virus can easily be spread in a locker room, pool decks, or even at home in a family bathroom. Although warts do sometimes resolve on their own, warts on the feet can cause pain. If you, or your child, has painful warts on the feet, I would recommend treatment. Here at Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Surgery, we have a variety of treatment options. We have painless treatment options for young children and more aggressive treatment option for adults or older children that are trying to get back to activity as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss the options. In the meantime, remember to have any family members with warts wear shower shoes and to sanitize any shoes that they wear without socks to prevent spreading the virus.

December 09, 2014
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It seems like almost everyone has experienced an ingrown toenail at some point in their lives. Common symptoms include pain to the side of the nail, redness, and sometimes even in pus. While some people are more susceptible to ingrowns than others because of the shape of their nail, there are some things we can do to try to help prevent them.

For Kids: Make sure that children are in properly fitting shoes. Children grow out of shoes quickly and shoes that are too small or tight fitting shoes, like cleats, can exacerbate an ingrown toenail

For Adults: Trim your nail straight across or ask your pedicurist to do the same. Rounding the corner of the nail can create a spike that is often the cause of ingrown nails.

If you notice an ingrown nail starting to cause pain, please call or come see us before it gets worse. Oftentimes, a mild soreness on Friday, will become a raging infection before you can come into the office on Monday. If it hurts, don't wait! There may be a simple solution that will completely relieve your pain. Sometimes we can just trim the nail corner, sometimes we may need to remove the corner of the nail.

December 09, 2014
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September 18, 2014
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Being that we all live and work in Palm Beach County, where to get a good pedicure is a question that we get a lot. Luckily, there are options. Rather than list specific nail salons, today we are going to talk about what makes a safe pedicure.

1. You want to choose a place that sterilizes their instruments in an autoclave machine. This means that they should be opening instruments out of individually sealed packets. Another option is to buy and bring your own instruments. They should also not be using a pumice stone or cheese grater that has been used on other people. Some places also have individual use bags that line the foot bath basins. This helps provide a clean environment while your feet are soaking.

2. Bring your own nail polish. Nail fungus can be spread through instruments that are not clean or through sharing polish. Healthy people with an intact nail will often be able to fight off any fungus, but why risk it? Also, bringing your own polish allows you to choose a "healthy polish". Look for polish that has tree tee oil (a natural anti-fungal) and also is free of formaldehyde (a chemical that can cause the nails to become thin, dry, and brittle). We offer a variety of these polishes in our office.

3. Remove your polish at home several days before your next pedicure. This will allow the nail to "breathe" and return to it's natural state before being covered in polish for another couple of weeks. This can help limit any discoloration that may occur from weeks of being covered in polish.

4. Be particular. Ask the pedicurist to cut the nail straight across (not back at the corners). This will help prevent ingrown nails. Also, ask them not to push back or trim the cuticles. This can expose the area to bacteria or fungus and has no medical purpose.

There are many places in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens that will accomodate the above requests. The key is to know what to look for and to speak up about what you would and would not like done. Feel free to stop by or call us with any further questions.





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