Monday, April 21, 2014

Foot Ulcer

A foot ulcer is a wound that forms by a number of reasons. A wound can form because of diminished or restriction in circulation, known as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). An ulcer can also form in an area of increased pressure when there is numbness of the nerves known as peripheral neuropathy.

A foot ulcer is a serious medical condition and must be taken very seriously. A foot ulcer or wound is very susceptible to infection, which puts the person's limb, and even life, at risk. An infected foot ulcer is a main cause of amputation of the foot or leg. If addressed early, however, a foot ulcer can be healed and measures can be taken to prevent it from occurring again.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your foot health, please feel free to contact our Family Foot Care. We are more than welcome to answer your question and help you to have a healthy feet.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nail Polish And Your Feet

Does nail polish cause toenail fungus?
Nail polish in and of itself does not cause toenail fungus. That's not to say that it doesn't contribute to the situation. Fungus is an opportunist that infects the toenails when they are damaged. Nail polish can cause damage to the toenails.

Most nail polishes contain damaging chemicals, such as formaldehyde and toluene. Nail polish remover contains acetone. All of these damage the toenails and cause the white streaking that many women experience when removing their polish. This damage weakens the toenails and make them more susceptible to developing a fungus infection.

There are alternatives to harmful nail polish. Here at Family Foot Care, we carry Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish which does not contain the harmful chemicals that regular nail polish tends to have; instead it is formulated with vitamins and an all natural antifungal agent to nourish the nails. Everyone who has purchased our product is satisfied with the healthier appearance of their nails. You can visit our offices to pick up your favorite color or call our offices for more detail at 704-786-4482 or visit our website at