Proper daily care and regular visits with a skilled podiatrist can give you soft, supple skin and healthy toenails that make you want to show off your feet. However, taking care of your skin and toenails is about a lot more than appearance. Dry, cracked skin, ingrown toenails, and the like can be painful. Also, when you look at the big picture, the importance of careful skin care practices becomes even more clear.
Your skin serves as a natural barrier, shielding the underlying tissue from harm and helping keep out dirt, germs, and bacteria. Cuts, calluses, and other common podiatric skin and nail problems are essentially weak spots in your body's protective armor—and without qualified care, they can lead to infection and other serious issues.
Whether you're looking for preventative care to keep your feet looking and feeling their best, or effective treatments to get your feet (and toenails) back on track, you've come to the right place for help.
Healthy Skin, Healthy Toenails, Happy Feet
Omaha Foot and Ankle Specialists is a prestigious podiatry practice that's committed to providing excellent care for your feet—inside and out. We've been helping patients keep their feet happy, healthy, and beautiful since 1991. Our knowledgeable and experienced podiatrists, Dr. Michael Cullen and Dr. Nathan Penney, offer comprehensive routine nail and skin care, as well as adept treatment for injuries, infections, and other issues. Here are some of the skin and toenail issues we address in our office.
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail digs into the surrounding skin as it grows, causing redness, swelling, pain and, in some cases, a fungal or bacterial infection. We offer effective treatments to help you resolve this painful problem.
Dry, Cracked Skin
Dry skin may not sound like a serious problem, but it can make your feet miserable. In addition to being itchy, dry skin can peel or crack. Cracked heels, also known as heel fissures, can be particularly painful. Professional care can relieve pain and prevent infection.
Corns and Calluses
Calluses and corns are thick, hard areas of skin that develop in response to pressure and friction. We provide gentle solutions for corns and calluses that become uncomfortable or painful, and can recommend footwear or lifestyle changes to prevent them from reoccurring.
When fungi infects the skin underneath your toenails, it can make the nails thick, discolored, brittle, or crumbly. Not only is the condition unsightly, but in some cases, it can be painful or cause odor. Our podiatrists offer treatments to stop fungal infections in their tracks.
Caused by fungi in the same family as the type that causes fungal toenails, this common fungal infection affects the skin on your feet, resulting in an itchy, scaly rash. When over-the-counter treatments don't deliver, our professional solutions can provide relief.
Cuts or cracks in your skin weaken your body's defenses and increase your risk of infection. Without proper treatment, infections can have serious consequences, especially for patients with other health issues.
Warts are hard, grainy, or fleshy skin growths caused by a viral infection that affects the epidermis, the top layer of your skin. Warts can be painful, especially when they form on the heels or other weight-bearing areas. Without skillful treatment, plantar warts are a problem that can plague you for years.
From Routine Care to Skilled Treatment
At Omaha Foot & Ankle Specialists, we can help your skin and toenails look great and feel great, too. Give your feet the preventative care they deserve to stay in great shape, or find wide-ranging advanced non-surgical and surgical treatment options for nail or skin issues.
Don't put up with pain or embarrassment. Take the first step toward beautiful, healthy feet. Complete our contact form or call our office at 402-333-8856 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cullen or Dr. Penney.