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.

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