Posts for: August, 2013

By contactus@drantonioknowles.com
August 20, 2013
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Myths About Ingrown Toenails

For the past few weeks I have noticed an increase  in ingrown toenail problems. The ages have ranged from  today’s 16y/o patient  to an 80y/o patient last week. I would like to dispel some of the myths that I have heard about ingrown toenails.

1.Myth: My pedicurist can treat my ingrown toenail for me every 2-4 weeks.

Fact: A podiatrist is  licensed to treat the pathology of  ingrown toenails.

2.Myth:  If I cut my toenails short, then my ingrown toenails  will go away.

Fact:Cutting toenails too short can cause ingrown toenails. Recommend cutting toenails  straight across.

3.Myth: Bathroom surgery works with my toenail clippers,pocket knife, peroxide,alcohol,witch hazel,and Dr. Scholl’s ingrown toenail product.

Fact: I have treated hundreds of infected ingrown toenails as a result of bathroom surgery.

4.Myth: Ingrown toenail procedures are painful.

Fact:Local anesthesia is used so that the procedure is painless.

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,

Dr. Antonio L. Knowles,DPM


By contactus@drantonioknowles.com
August 14, 2013
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Do high heels cause foot pain?

Whether I am in the office,health fair,kids school,church,seminar,on vacation,etc. this is a frequently asked question.  I once read  “O magazine” Oprah said “ I wear my stilettos only when the camera is on.” Most women like to wear their high heels to their favorite  event. 

 This week one of my patients complained of “ pain in the ball of the foot when walking”. Her foot exam revealed a  callus in the ball of the foot with tenderness to touch.

Yes,  podiatrists know that foot problems can result from wearing high heels for long periods daily.

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,

Dr. Antonio L Knowles,DPM




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