Posts for: April, 2013

By contactus@drantonioknowles.com
April 23, 2013
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What causes corns and calluses?

Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin that forms to protect an area from irritation.  The cause is repeated friction or pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas. Other risk factors include heredity,tight stockings,high heels and deformities of the foot(hammertoes). If the area of thickening of skin  occurs on the bottom of the foot,it’s called a callus or the toe(top of foot),it’s called a corn.

The build up of skin causes increased pressure and becomes  painful with activity such as walking or running. If you have tried and failed to relieve pain and discomfort from corns and calluses with home remedies such as pumice stone,shoe padding or cushion products,and over-the-counter creams,see a podiatrist.

The podiatrist will perform a foot exam ,obtain medical history,inspect shoes,watch you walk,identify  bone abnormality with x-rays. Conservative treatment options  include shaving away the thickened or dead skin with surgical blade reduce pressure from skin  in the office ,and recommend  pre-fab  inserts or  custom orthotics to reduce pressure and compensate for foot deformities. The podiatrist may also recommend wide toe box shoes and low heels,professional cream products to soften thick skin ,which helps to remove.

For more information or to set up an appointment,you can visit our website at www.drantonioknowles.comor give our office a call at (901)537-0078.

Dedicated to your foot health, 


By contactus@drantonioknowles.com
April 22, 2013
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What is Athlete’s Foot?

A skin disorder caused by a fungus ,and often found between the toes.  Our feet are common location because we often wear shoes for long periods of time and this creates a warm ,dark, and moist environment for the fungus to thrive  and grow. Walking barefoot in swimming pools,showers and locker room are common areas for fungus.

Your feet may feel itchy,with dry skin and scaling,sometimes  inflammation and blisters in acute cases of infection. If the fungus is not treated,then it can spread to the soles of the feet ,toenails and other parts of the body.

Topical antifungals are usually the first line of treatment. If your treatment options have failed, then you should see a podiatrist. The podiatrist will examine the foot to determine if fungus is the problem or bacteria,which usually has a foul odor. The podiatrist may prescribe a topical or oral antifungal,and  antibiotics if he suspects bacteria is present.

 It is important to wash feet daily,dry  between the toes,and alternate shoes daily to decrease moisture.

For more information or  to set up an appointment,you can visit our website at www.drantonioknowles.comor give our office a call at (901) 537-0078.

  Dedicated to your foot health,




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