Petrina C Lewis, DPM, FACFAS
Mark T Lewis, DPM, FACFAS
Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment
Why Has PRP Become a Popular Treatment?
Feb 01, 2024
PRP treatment has become increasingly popular over the years to manage pain caused by a number of foot and ankle problems. But why are so many people turning to this procedure for health and healing?
How Shockwave Therapy Can Treat Your Heel Pain
Jan 02, 2024
Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for a number of issues causing heel pain. But why is this treatment effective and why are so many people choosing it over more invasive treatment options?
Why Diabetics Should Pay Extra Attention to Their Foot Care
Dec 19, 2023
Did you know that people with diabetes have to pay more attention to caring for and protecting their feet? Learn the how, why, and what to do about your day-to-day foot care when you live with diabetes.
Can Custom Orthotics Correct My Bunions?
Nov 02, 2023
Have you been told the only treatment for your bunions is surgery? While this may be true, custom orthotics can provide a number of benefits for those who don’t need, don’t want, or aren’t ready for surgery.
Why Is Debridement Necessary for Wound Care?
Oct 03, 2023
Debridement — the process of removing dead tissue and debris from a foot sore or ulcer — is an essential part of wound care. You should know the benefits of this procedure, especially if you have diabetes.
How Shockwave Therapy Works to Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis
Sep 01, 2023
Plantar fasciitis pain can be excruciating, but the good news is you don’t have to live with it. If you’ve never heard of shockwave therapy, now’s the time to find out if this treatment could help your condition.
Can an Ingrown Toenail Heal on Its Own?
Aug 01, 2023
Have you ever had an ingrown toenail? If not, you may be wondering if the condition will simply disappear on its own. Unfortunately, it won’t, and it could get much worse without proper care.
How Are Custom Orthotics Made?
Jul 02, 2023
Did you know custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are made just for your feet and that your provider now has more control over their creation than ever before? Learn more about how these inserts are made.
Why You Should Consider PRP Treatment for Foot Pain
Jun 01, 2023
Did you know PRP treatment is safe, natural, and effective for treating foot pain as well as a host of other conditions? Find out why you should consider this option for your pain relief and recovery today.
The Best Types of Shoes for Diabetic Neuropathy
May 02, 2023
Diabetic neuropathy can be a dangerous condition for your feet, especially if you aren’t wearing the proper shoes. Luckily, there are a few rules of thumb to help you choose the best footwear for your health.
Why Do I Keep Getting Athlete's Foot?
Apr 01, 2023
Do you experience problems with athlete’s foot over and over again? It could be something else, or it could be you’re making some mistakes in your foot care routine that continue to cause the infection.
Top Foods to Avoid If You Have Gout
Mar 17, 2023
Gout isn’t an illness of the past. Many people struggle with it today and don’t know how best to manage it. But by avoiding certain foods, you can start to see a real difference in the severity and frequency of your flare-ups.
Living with Plantar Fasciitis
Feb 24, 2023
Is plantar fasciitis pain getting you down? While, with treatment, this condition can be healed, you still need to navigate living with plantar fasciitis in a way that allows for safe, healthy management of your pain and your life.
Stomp Out Toenail Fungus with Our Advanced Laser Technology
Jan 12, 2023
Did you know there’s an effective treatment for toenail fungus that won’t cause side effects or contradict your other medications? If you’ve been suffering in silence, it’s time to try laser therapy.
Here's How Custom Orthotics Can Help Flat Feet
Dec 14, 2022
Many people deal with flat feet and their side effects every day, thinking there aren’t any solutions. But custom orthotics are a great option that can allow you to live with less pain and experience better foot and ankle health.
Shoes to Choose for Preventing Ingrown Toenails
Nov 02, 2022
While there are many routes you can take to prevent ingrown toenails, finding the right pair of shoes is a great place to start.
Summertime Foot Care
Jul 01, 2022
With summer fast approaching, some seasonal factors contribute to foot health. Most people want to give their feet maximum exposure to the sun and sandy beaches.
Toe Jam: What Is It And How To Get Rid Of It?
Jun 01, 2022
Just reading those two words often makes people uncomfortable and a little queasy. This common non-medical term is often used to describe the ‘gunk’ that accumulates between the toes.
Avoiding Ingrown Toenails
May 01, 2022
The great mountain ranges of the world—the Himalayas, the Rockies, the Alps—are all formed by tectonic plates colliding with one another.
Controlling Foot Blisters
Apr 01, 2022
If you are a runner, or even if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you know how painful blisters can be. One little bump is all it takes to ruin your day.
Why Are My Feet Itchy?
Mar 01, 2022
Itchy feet can be incredibly annoying, especially when you have shoes and socks on and can’t seem to get to the itch. Not only does it cause stress, but it can significantly impact the quality of your life.
Five Ways to Care for Your Feet
Feb 01, 2022
Your feet matter a lot in your life! They directly impact your overall health and quality of life. Diabetes, heart disease, lower back pain, and even emotional difficulties like stress and depression all start in the foot.
How Podiatrists Can Help with Shin Splints
Jan 01, 2022
During the new year, it is common for people to start new exercise programs as part of their new year’s resolutions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, shin splints can be a painful ailment that keeps you on the bench.
Preventing Dry, Cracked Heels This Winter
Dec 01, 2021
During the winter, when you bundle up with extra layers, coats, and scarves to keep warm and defend against the cold–don’t forget about your feet!
Diabetes and Your Feet: What You Should Know
Nov 01, 2021
You may know that diabetes is a chronic disease affecting blood sugar (glucose) and insulin, but did you know that affects approximately 29.1 million people in the United States, which is more than 9% of the population?
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