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A Swift Way to Stop Plantar Warts

If you have ever had plantar warts, then you know they can be painful. They are also contagious. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is pleased to announce she offers the Swift® Wart Removal System a fast, safe, and effective treatment option.

What are the benefits?

The FDA-cleared system treats the root cause of plantar warts by delivering spot-on microwave energy to stimulate the treatment area. In response, the body begins to heal and treat the wart. In short sessions, the Swift® technology gets the job done without breaking the skin, with less pain, and requires little to no recovery time. Another added benefit is you can apply treatment to multiple warts at once. 

For many patients, it takes multiple treatments with options like salicylic acid or cryotherapy. Side effects come along, too. There’s a way to avoid skin irritation and pain.

How do plantar warts form?

The FDA-cleared system treats the root cause of plantar warts by delivering spot-on microwave energy to stimulate the treatment area. In response, the body begins to heal and treat the wart. In short sessions, the Swift® technology gets the job done without breaking the skin, with less pain, and requires little to no recovery time. Another added benefit is you can apply treatment to multiple warts at once. 

Should I consider this treatment?

If you’re looking for a quick, effective way for plantar wart treatment and prepare your feet for a wart-free future, now is the time to learn more. Plantar warts can become painful and interfere with daily activities, such as walking or playing sports. If you have questions or wonder if this treatment is for you, schedule an appointment today.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesdiabetic foot conditionsingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Back-to-School Rules

Do you know the rules for starting the school year on the right foot? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is here to help you and your family walk into the classroom with confidence about foot health and shoe choices. Here are a few questions to consider about your footwear this fall.

Are you sure about the shoe size? 

One month can make a big difference. Before you pick up a new pair of shoes in the same size as last month, think again. Take the time to measure your child’s feet. Whether the growth has been a half size or more, it’s worth your time to start things off right. Wearing ill-fitting shoes at a young age can impact future foot health.

Are you picking color over comfort? 

Trends come and go, but foot pain may stay. While selecting shoes during the back-to-school season, focus on comfort and support. Yes, shoes can be both fashionable and properly fitting. Now is the time to teach your child about the value of choosing long-term foot health over short-term trends.

Are you ignoring foot pain?

From sitting on the sidelines to complaining about wearing shoes, listen to how your child speaks about their footwear. Also, inspect your child’s feet. Redness, swelling, or others signs of pain are a cause for concern. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Are you considering orthotics? 

Custom orthotics are for children, too. Learn more about how these prescriptive devices address your child’s unique foot needs. Pediatric foot care is a critical part of development, so don’t delay in exploring your options. 

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesdiabetic foot conditionsingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Signs of Achilles Tendinitis

What do you know about the Achilles tendon? If it’s strained, you may be feeling stiffness, pain, and discomfort. You can feel pain in the morning. You may also notice it more when wearing shoes with a closed back. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center helps patients with this pain by providing treatment options to get them back to a healthy way of moving. Healing takes time, but making an appointment with a podiatrist is the first step.

What is the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the longest and thickest in the body, and you can find it behind each leg. It connects the heel bone to the muscles in your calf and allows you to point your toes or stretch your leg.

What causes Achilles tendinitis?

Athletes commonly have Achilles tendinitis because of overuse or intensity levels. Often, their bodies need time to rest and recover. Poorly fitting shoes or an unhealthy weight can also contribute to an increased risk for an injury. Inflammation causes discomfort. 

What are the symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis?

You can notice pain, tenderness, or stiffness in the following locations:

  • Just above the heel bone
  • Behind the heel bone
  • Back of the leg

What are the treatment options for Achilles Tendinitis?

Before attempting to figure things out on your own, make an appointment with a podiatrist. We’re here to help you find relief and avoid worsening your injury. Before considering surgery, explore the following treatment options:

If a podiatrist determines there has been a rupture of the tendon, surgery is the best option.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Summer Tips for Patients with Diabetes

Are you ready to stay steps ahead of your diabetes this summer? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is here to help. There are ways to have fun in the sun while reducing your risk for complications from this condition. When packing your bags or planning for a summer day out, here are some helpful tips to consider:

Don’t skip your daily foot checks

Sticking to healthy habits year-round is one way to stay ahead of complications from diabetes. Inspect your feet each day and keep your doctor in the loop about any changes you may see. If you’re on vacation, set a reminder for your daily checks, or ask a travel partner to help with accountability. From new cuts and scratches to returning pain, it’s wise to share symptoms with your care team.

Stick to the plan

Are you attending a picnic or a family reunion? Choose your foods wisely. Stick to the food plan that has been working best for your health. Continue to monitor your blood sugar levels while you’re at events, and be prepared to make adjustments. Remember, leftovers are just as delicious. Portion control is a helpful habit to practice.

Keep your summer appointment

Whether you book your appointment before your vacation or when you return, don’t skip your regular visits with your podiatrist this summer. For patients with diabetes, timing is critical. Infections are a concern and can have dangerous complications, including amputations. So don’t forget to check your feet daily and include your podiatrist in your summer schedule this year. 

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Arthritis and Exercise: A Good Solution

When joint pain is at the top of your mind, exercising may seem like the last thing to do. In fact, it is one of the activities that podiatrists recommend. May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is sharing ways that exercise helps to reduce the discomfort that can come along with arthritis. Get moving this May and see how your new routine helps your condition.

In partnership with your treatment plan, here are some of the benefits:

Stronger muscles around your joints

Ignore the myth that exercise will only make joint pain and stiffness worse. Physical activity helps to strengthen the muscles around your joints. Without movement, the muscles around your joints weaken, which adds more stress. Exercise brings benefits — not more pain. Find the right activity to add to your schedule.

Weight management

Additional weight adds more stress to your joints. Once you’ve spoken with your doctor about an approved workout plan, it’s time to get moving. Maintaining a healthy weight not only helps with joint pain but also your heart health. From head to toe, exercise offers many benefits.

Energy booster

If you’re looking for a mood-booster, you’ll love a great workout. Physical activity also helps with our stamina. We recommend workouts that are low-impact and that allow for gentle movement. If you have pain before an activity, apply heat. For post-activity care, apply ice to reduce swelling. Make your choice wisely by first consulting your doctor.

Find activities outdoors or indoors. Work out alone or in a group. We’re excited to hear how exercise improves your joint pain. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

What is Lapiplasty?

There’s a solution for your bunion — and a way to fix the source of your pain. Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is pleased to offer Lapiplasty ®, an innovative 3D bunion correction procedure. Bunions are a common foot problem that can cause pain for many patients. Traditional surgeries may reduce the pain; however, they don’t address the root problem. Learn more about this innovative procedure and contact us today.     

What is a bunion?

A bunion is much more than the bump alongside your big toe joint. It’s a progressive toe deformity that will only worsen over time. For some patients, walking can become painful. Over time, these progressive toe deformities can also lead to hammertoes and arthritis.

How does this procedure help?

Lapiplasty ® fixes the alignment of the unstable bone anatomy, which causes the toe deformity. The benefit is that this procedure offers a permanent solution by treating the root cause of the bunion. Here are additional benefits:

  • Restore your natural anatomy with one surgery.
  • Wear shoes without the worry of your condition worsening.
  • Treat your pain for good.

What’s after surgery?

Within days of surgery, patients can walk in a boot — not a cast. We love to share that our patients can skip the casts and have minimal downtime. While patients must still take it easy, a boot helps them ease back into regular activities.

Before you get discouraged, learn more about how you can say “goodbye” to your bunion pain for good. We also offer the miniBunion™ procedure, which is minimally invasive.  Carrollton Foot Center, our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Toe Cramps

Dealing With Toe Cramps

Toe cramps may not be a serious condition, but the effects of it can range from mild annoyance to serious pain that makes walking more difficult. If toe cramps are interfering with your daily life, it’s crucial that you talk to your podiatrist for fast and easy relief. They can help get you back on the right path to being pain-free and help diagnose the root cause of the cramping! Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons why you might have toe cramps.

Tight or Weak Muscles

There are dozens of tiny muscles in your feet and toes. If one of them becomes too tight or weak, it can lead to muscle spasms, which create pain. Ankle pain and Achilles tendonitis are also known to leave you with toe and foot cramps. New exercise routines, too-tight shoes, sitting for too long, and not stretching before your workout can all lead to muscle tension and weakness.

Ill-Fitting Shoes

High heels, too-tight shoes, or too-loose shoes can put too much pressure on your toes, making way for pain and eventually cramps. Finding shoes in your right size with a wide, spacious toe box is key to eliminating toe cramps.

Dehydration

Dehydration is known to make your muscles feel tight and tense. This tension can easily lead to cramping if you’re dehydrated for an extended period. Ensure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day.

Muscle Injuries

An unhealed injury to your feet, calves, or toes can cause toe cramping and soreness. Sprains, strains, and other injuries to your ligaments typically create pain and tenderness in your toes.

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari is committed to helping her clients in Carrollton, TX. She offers a wide variety of treatments from ingrown toenails to advanced surgical solutions. Contact Carrollton Foot Center’s office at 469-998-3668 to schedule an appointment today!

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Pain-Free Feet for The Holidays

The holidays are here! Christmas and New Year’s are a time for joy and celebration. But while you’re spending quality time with loved ones and searching for the perfect gifts, you may be neglecting your feet. A common complaint for people is achy feet around the holidays, since we’re usually up on our feet cooking, shopping, and participating in fun activities. But we have some good news! You can still enjoy your holiday season and keep your feet pain-free by incorporating some easy foot care steps into your routine. Here are our top tips for success!

Take A Foot Bath

After a long day of cooking and entertaining guests, this is exactly the thing your feet will need. Not only do foot baths help with inflammation, foot odor, and sore muscles, but they are super relaxing and the perfect way to destress. Fill your bathtub with lukewarm water up to ankle level, then add Epsom salts, essential oils, or tea bags for added benefits. Soak your feet for around 20 minutes, then dry them completely.

Incorporate Inserts

Arch support helps greatly if you’re on your feet for long periods. Is your favorite pair of shoes not cutting it when it comes to comfort? Look into getting a pair of arch support inserts. Or better yet, custom orthotics. Orthotics can help with a wide range of foot concerns, from arthritis to flatfoot.

Ice Your Feet

Inflammation causes soreness, and soreness is a complete buzzkill during the holiday season. Instead, apply ice to sore feet for 10 minutes each day. You can do this by putting some ice cubes into a towel or plastic bag, or try freezing a water bottle and rolling your feet on it.

If you find your feet are still suffering, it may be a sign of a larger issue at hand. For continuous foot pain, call your podiatrist for help.

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari is committed to helping her clients in Carrollton, TX. She offers a wide variety of treatments from ingrown toenails to advanced surgical solutions. Contact Carrollton Foot Center’s office at 469-998-3668 to schedule an appointment today!

Shopping

Shoe Shopping Tips for This Fall

November’s here and that means Black Friday and Christmas are approaching. If you’re going through your wardrobe, deciding what to keep, what to toss, and what you need to stock up on, you’re likely looking at your shoes, too. Shopping for new shoes can be nerve-wracking, especially if you find you’re always buying the wrong pairs. This fall, Carrollton Foot Center has your back! Here are our best tips for finding your new shoes this season.

  1. Shoes should always feel comfortable in the store. Don’t bother buying a pair that you intend on “breaking in”. This can not only lead to pain, but damage to your feet and ankles.
  2. Don’t be afraid to walk around the store and test the comfort of the shoes. Are they providing enough arch support? Are your toes squished? Or do your feet feel supported and comfy?
  3. Keep any concerns or conditions in mind! If you have diabetes or a nerve disorder, stick to shoes that provide extra comfort and help ease the pain. Do you work on your feet all day? Arch support is key.
  4. Find a pair you really love? Buy doubles! This will prevent your shoes from breaking down quickly and allow your shoes to air out in between wears.
  5. Always get your feet remeasured. Our feet are constantly growing and changing, especially as we age. This means your size from last year might not be your size right now.
  6. Bring along your favorite socks or custom orthotics! You’ll get the most realistic idea of how your new pair will fit.
  7. Consider shopping later in the day. Our feet swell and get larger as the day goes on. So, choosing a time in the afternoon to shoe shop will give you the best fit!
  8. If you’re in between sizes, choose the larger one. It’s better for your shoes to feel a little big than for your toes to get squished!

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari is committed to helping her clients in Carrollton, TX. She offers a wide variety of treatments from ingrown toenails to advanced surgical solutions. Contact Carrollton Foot Center’s office at 469-998-3668 to schedule an appointment today!

Run Safely This Fall

The weather is cooling down and many of us are ready to hit the trails or track to enjoy the crisp air during our run. Running is a great way to move our bodies. But accidents do happen, particularly to those who aren’t taking precautions. Injuries are common to runners. For those lacing up their sneakers this month, here are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to safety.

Stretch Effectively

Before partaking in any form of exercise, it’s important to warm up your body and strengthen your muscles and tendons. Take some time out of your routine to stretch your entire body, paying close attention to your legs, ankles, and feet. Not stretching before or after a run is the easiest way to create an injury. For more information on which stretches are best for you, reach out to your podiatrist for some tips and tricks.

Ease Into It

For a lot of people, working out is about pushing your body to its limit and testing your strength. However, it’s important to not push yourself too far. Listen to your body and stop when you feel you need to. Always ease into your run. Start slow and steady and gradually build up your speed. Your feet will thank you.

Be On the Lookout

One of the most common ways to injure yourself is to not be aware of your surroundings and bump into something. This is especially true for those who run outside on trails. Watch out for rocks, twigs, wet leaves, animals, people, or anything else that you might come across on your run.

Support Your Feet

One of the best ways you can prevent an injury is to wear the right kind of footwear. There are plenty of sneakers on the market, making it easy to find the best one for you. The perfect pair will provide support, comfort, flexibility, and breathability. New shoes should also feel great during the first try-on. Never buy sneakers with the intention of “breaking them in,” as this can lead to pain and possible injury.

Board-certified podiatrist Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari is committed to helping her clients in Carrollton, TX. She offers a wide variety of treatments from ingrown toenails to advanced surgical solutions. Contact Carrollton Foot Center’s office at 469-998-3668 to schedule an appointment today!

The Fear About Falls

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. If you have ever taken a tumble, the emotions are overwhelming. There is fear about another fall. You may also have concerns about potential injuries. This month, we are back to sharing the importance of changing your lifestyle and surroundings. These simple solutions can help you and your family stay safe and avoid the injuries that can come with these frightening events.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center is about sharing facts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually. Do you know someone who has had this experience? Think about friends and family who are 65 and older.

When thinking about your lifestyle and environment, here are three ways to make a positive change:

Strengthen your bones

Did you know physical activity helps to reduce your risk? We recommend adding more exercise to your day to strengthen your bones and muscles. Enjoy the beautiful sunlight, take a walk, and strengthen your bones. We also suggest adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet.

Update your home

Did you know that simple changes in your home can make a significant difference? If you have older loved ones, there is a greater need to make updates. From adding more lighting to removing slippery rugs, take action to fall-proof your home. Let’s make their home safe and welcoming for our older loved ones.

Know your risk

If you are 65 years and older, you are at an increased risk of falling. If you have fallen once, your risk of falling again has now doubled. We know how falling can cause patients to withdraw from their regular activities. We don’t want to see this outcome. We need to know the risk so we can make lifestyle changes to protect ourselves from injuries.

Are you concerned about the outcome of falls? Fractures are common. Serious head injuries can also occur. If you fall, always call the doctor. It doesn’t matter if you have experienced pain. We care about your health.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Foot Pain and Your Golf Game

August is National Golf Month, so we are making sure you are all set for your next swing. Whether you enjoy golfing as a hobby or competing with other professionals, we know you are dependent on your feet. As you travel from one hole to the next, foot pain is not a part of the plans. There are common foot conditions that can affect your game, but we’re here to make sure you stay steps ahead.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center works with a variety of athletes, from basketball players to golfers. Regardless of the sport, support, and shoe style matter. She helps athletes make the best decisions for their feet. The results can help them with the game, too.

Here are three things to do before your next golf game:

Trim your toenails

Long toenails in your golf shoes can cause discomfort and an ingrown toenail. Trim your toenails properly to limit how much they rub against the inside of your shoes. An ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail begins to grow into the side of your skin. If it pierces the skin, there is a risk of infection.

Address foot pain

If you have foot pain, it will seem like the longest walk from one hole to the next. Addressing foot pain now will allow you to perform your best. Simple solutions include getting evaluated for custom orthotics, increasing your shoe size, or allowing your feet to rest. Common foot problems include plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, and Achilles tendonitis.

Check your shoes

Your shoe style can make a significant difference with your support. While shopping for golf shoes, take your time. Shop at the end of the day, which is when your feet are at their largest. Ask the sales representative to use a Brannock Device to measure your feet. The device is the best tool for getting an accurate shoe size.

Giving your best on the golf course starts with feeling great from head to toe. We can help with the foot-and-ankle part of your swing. If you have concerns about foot pain and how it can affect your game, contact us today.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

The Beach and Your Feet

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and it’s also beach season! Now is a great time for a refresher course on how the sun’s rays can impact the skin on your feet and ankles. Do you know your risk? According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have a history of five or more sunburns. Although some people are more prone to sunburn, anyone can get one. Protect your skin with sunscreen.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center wants you to enjoy your beach time without bringing home a sunburn on your feet — or any other type of injury. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind during your next beach vacation.

Sunblock

Do you consider sunblock a must-have for your packing list? We do. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is extremely important for everyone. Choose sunblock that works best for you, as some people are more sensitive to particular ingredients. If you plan to play sports or spend a lot of time in the water, purchase sunscreen to help you stay safe in these scenarios.

Shoes and sandals

Hot sand and hot pavement can cause big ouches — especially if you’re walking without shoes. To protect your soles from burns, always wear shoes. Also, to protect your feet from sharp objects buried in the sand, wear shoes that offer enough protection. Flimsy flip-flops may not do the job.

Supplies for first-aid

Do you have bandages for a cut? If you needed to add compression to your ankle, could you find something in your suitcase or beach bag? We don’t often think about things that could go wrong while having fun. It’s always best to be prepared, though. Think of travel-sized items that could help you clean a wound and keep it covered.

There is so much to consider while planning for a beach trip. When you’re thinking about the safety of your feet, include these tips:

  • Carry contact information for a doctor
  • Some injuries require immediate attention; don’t wait until you return
  • Never ignore an injury; rest and schedule an appointment

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Making Changes During Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, and we’re zeroing in on common foot problems that affect the men and boys in our lives. We want to help them prioritize their foot health and learn how to act fast at the first indication of trouble. Today we’re going to talk about three common foot problems.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center hopes to help increase awareness about podiatric problems and how to treat them efficiently. We hope you will use this post to guide you in conversation. If someone has never been to a podiatrist, it may take a while to understand the value of a foot and ankle specialist.

Take note of these three common foot problems for the men and boys in your life:

Fungal toenails

Not everyone is a fan of an at-home pedicure, but it doesn’t take away from the value of basic foot hygiene. Men and boys can often forget about toenail care. Their toenails can discolor, become brittle, or even be ingrown. Each of these issues is a warning sign of a problem.

  • Don’t walk barefoot in the gym or near the pool
  • Don’t ignore changes to your feet
  • Don’t share shoes with teammates or family members

Ingrown toenails

To the boys and men who are reading this post, do you rip, pull, or tear your toenails? We hope you are being more careful and using a pair of clean clippers instead.

  • Trim straight across during regular foot care sessions
  • Wear shoes with a roomy toe box
  • If the ingrown toenail cuts into the skin to create an open wound, visit a podiatrist

Foot pain

Are you ignoring the foot pain that has caused you to stop while walking, playing, or running? We’re here to remind you that foot pain is not normal. It’s OK to contact a doctor to seek treatment.

  • Explore options for custom orthotics
  • Take a closer look at your shoes
  • Learn about your family history and inherited foot structure

It should be all about men’s health year-round, but we hope this month is a start. We’re here to help.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

Skin Cancer Concerns and Your Feet

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s time to talk about the skin on your feet and ankles. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. It is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. One of the benefits of daily foot inspections is that you have a chance to notice any changes to your skin. Catching these differences early increases the survival rate.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center provides patients with the knowledge they need to make confident decisions about their skin health. Do you know when to call a podiatrist about your skin? We know it can be easy to make an appointment about foot pain or another injury. We want it to be just as easy to pick up the phone and call us about a new mole on your ankle.

Here are three changes to monitor on your skin:

New moles after the age of 21

Moles can come and go, but watch out for new ones. After age 21, new moles on our skin should catch our attention.

  • Inspect your skin from head to toe each month
  • Trust your gut; call us about new moles
  • Inspect your feet daily and take pictures of recent changes

Skin lesion changes

If you have a mole or another skin lesion, we want you to pay attention. Have you noticed any changes? Even if they are subtle, we want to know. Detecting changes early can help with diagnosis and treatment.

  • Don’t dismiss changes
  • Visit a doctor for a professional opinion
  • Watch for changes to texture, color, shape, and size

Sunburns

Do you have frequent sunburns? There is a risk involved with each one, and we encourage you to apply sunscreen regularly. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have a history of five or more sunburns.

  • Care for your sunburns promptly
  • Determine what needs to change (sunscreen quality, for example)
  • Check your skin more regularly

Reduce your risk for skin cancer by protecting your skin year-round. Always wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, and never use tanning beds. If you have questions about skin changes, we’re here to help.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats a variety of conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

 

Feet First Focus

Sometimes the focus on our foot health seems far from other health-related issues. We’re not sure why, but we know the facts: Foot health is another important part of your overall health. April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and we hope you can change your perspective on how you approach health care. It can start today. It’s never too late.

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center has the privilege of caring for her community’s foot and ankle needs. There are common foot concerns that worsen over time if left untreated. Unfortunately, we can also fall for the myth that foot health isn’t that big of a deal. We can create excuses for delaying appointments or even rescheduling recurring visits to the podiatrist. We hope you’ll think differently as we share more reasons to focus on your feet.

Everything is connected.

Do you think there is a connection between your foot health and overall health? It is. There are many health conditions that a patient can first detect simply by noticing changes in their feet. When we fail to understand the significance of our foot health, we could be missing out on other health concerns.

  • Foot health and heart health are related
  • Nutrition choices affect your feet
  • Poor circulation, swelling, and non-healing wounds could signal a problem

There are solutions.

Did you know many solutions to your foot and ankle pain are quite simple? It all starts with scheduling an appointment with your podiatrist. Allow a foot and ankle specialist to care for your needs. Podiatrists provide an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan, and prevention tips.

  • Don’t tackle foot health alone
  • Maintain regular communication with your podiatrist
  • It’s always okay to schedule your first visit

Fix problems now.

Like other health conditions, untreated issues may reappear in the future. Fix your foot and ankle issues now. Don’t wait until a problem has worsened or progressed to require surgery as the only solution. For many common conditions, the solutions will surprise you. Take care of your foot health and take charge of your future health.

  • Inspect your feet regularly and act fast
  • Find a podiatrist in your neighborhood
  • It’s never too early to think about your foot health

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, diabetic foot conditions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.

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