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Podiatry

Glenoaks Podiatry Group in Glendale, CA offers you caring, professional examination and sets the best plan to get you back on your feet with less pain. Our Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Bunions
  • Minimally invasive Bunion Surgery, less than 1/2 an inch
  • Discolored fungus nails
  • Ingrown nails
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Calluses and warts
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
A bunion is a deformity characterized by medial deviation of the great toe, often erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe. Bunions occur when pressure is applied to the side of the big toe (hallux) forcing it inwards toward, and sometimes under or over, the other toes (angulation). As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender. There is disagreement among medical professionals about the cause of bunions; some see them as primarily caused by the long-term use of shoes, particularly tight-fitting shoes with pointed toes.
Common causes toenail changes include trauma, aging, infection, and skin diseases. Diet is generally not responsible for abnormal nail changes, unless the person is suffering from severe malnutrition. Trauma can induce horizontal fingernail ridges (Beau lines), bleeding (hemorrhage) under the nail plate, and white streaks or spots (leukonychia). Splitting or layering of the nail plate (onychoschizia) is caused by having hands that are constantly wet, frequent use and removal of nail polish or artificial nails, and continuous mild trauma (e.g., from habitual finger tapping).
An ingrown toenail results from clipping the nail too short and wearing ill-fitting shoes. Vertical ridging and brittle nails are often a normal result of aging.
Toenail fungus can cause inflammation around the nail (paronychia) as well as lifting of the nail plate from the nail bed (onycholysis).  Older individuals are often affected by toenail fungus infection (onychomycosis) associated with athlete's foot.
Plantar warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus enters your body through small cuts or breaks in the skin of your feet. The buildup of thick, irregular skin on the bottom of your feet that characterizes plantar warts is sometimes confused with calluses, due to their similar appearance. But calluses are caused by rubbing or friction, not a viral infection.
Calluses on the bottom of your feet most commonly develop under weight-bearing bones, such as your metatarsal bones in the balls of your feet.
An ingrown toenail results from clipping the nail too short and wearing ill-fitting shoes. Vertical ridging and brittle nails are often a normal result of aging.
Toenail fungus can cause inflammation around the nail (paronychia) as well as lifting of the nail plate from the nail bed (onycholysis).  Older individuals are often affected by toenail fungus infection (onychomycosis) associated with athlete's foot.
Plantar warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus enters your body through small cuts or breaks in the skin of your feet. The buildup of thick, irregular skin on the bottom of your feet that characterizes plantar warts is sometimes confused with calluses, due to their similar appearance. But calluses are caused by rubbing or friction, not a viral infection.
Calluses on the bottom of your feet most commonly develop under weight-bearing bones, such as your metatarsal bones in the balls of your feet.
Possible signs and symptoms associated with plantar warts include:
  • Small growths on the bottom of your feet
  • Calluses on the sole of your feet, where your wart has grown inward
  • Small, clotted blood vessels that look like black pinpoints and are called wart seeds
  • Alterations in the normal texture of your feet’s skin
  • Pain or tenderness with weight-bearing activities
A hammer toe or contracted toe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Mallet toe is a similar condition affecting the distal interphalangeal join.
Hammer toe most frequently results from wearing poorly fitting shoes that can force the toe into a bent position, such as excessively high heels or shoes that are too short or narrow for the foot. Having the toes bent for long periods of time can cause the muscles in them to shorten, resulting in the hammer toe deformity. This is often found in conjunction with bunions or other foot problem.
People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complication. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy disease of the nervous system. The three major forms in people with diabetes are peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and mononeuropathy. The most common form is peripheral neuropathy, which affects mainly the legs and feet. This can cause tingling, pain (burning or stinging), or weakness in the foot. It can also cause loss of feeling in the foot, so you can injure it and not know it. Poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes may also cause problems.
Diabetes can cause changes in the skin of your foot. At times your foot may become very dry. The skin may peel and crack. The problem is that the nerves that control the oil and moisture in your foot no longer work. After bathing, dry your feet and seal in the remaining moisture with a thin coat of plain petroleum jelly, an unscented hand cream, or other such products. Do not put oils or creams between your toes. The extra moisture can lead to infection. Also, don't soak your feet — that can dry your skin.
At Glenoaks Podiatry, we work with patients with many of the stated foot problems. With over 27 years of experience, we strive to accurately find the cause of your foot and ankle pain and help you by using the most effective treatment options.

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  • Arcadia Foot Clinic Inc.
    212 E Foot Hill Blvd., Suite A, Arcadia, CA 91006
    Phone: (626) 358-2000
    Fax: (626) 358-2005
    Glendale Location:
    Glenoaks Podiatry Group
    844 W. Glenoaks Blvd. (on corner of Highland Ave.)
    Glendale, CA 91202
    Phone: (818) 500-1888
    Fax: (818) 500-0695