Toe Treatments & Surgery
Feel Better With Our Toe Treatments & Surgery
You only have ten toes, but sometimes, it feels like a million things are going wrong. While thousands of Americans suffer from foot pain, approximately 10% of them never do anything to treat it. At Dr. Nik’s, treating your feet comes first. Our team will have you wondering why you didn’t come in sooner.BookAn Appointment
Toe Conditions We Treat
Toenail fungus may make you feel embarrassed, but we are all at risk for it. Patients tend to become infected in places like public pools, gyms, and spas. Also common are fungal infections taking the form of warts or benign overgrowths. You may find your fungal infection is spreading to other toes despite your over-the-counter treatments. Their infective nature make these conditions especially pesky to treat.
Bunions and Corns
Bunions are painful, bony bumps that develop along the inside of the big toe joint. They may also be referred to as hallux valgus. Bunions typically develop as a result of structural deformities and gait abnormalities. Without special footwear or treatment, bunions rub against the inside of your shoes. This creates calluses found on the sides and tops of your feet, called corns.
Structural deformities of the foot go far beyond just bunions. Many patients suffer from neuromas, fibromas, and secondary ailments that result in claw toes, mallet toes, hammer toes, heel spurs, and toenail malformation. After a certain level of progression, any of these conditions may cause unbearable pain and require more serious therapeutic measures.
Diabetic patients may find that their chronic condition is affecting more than their blood sugar. Common side effects of diabetes include lack of circulation, diabetic neuropathy, blood-flow related sensory impairment, and infected feet at-risk for amputation. It is vital that those with diabetes monitor and care for their extremities to avoid serious infections and invasive treatments.
Treatments for Toe Conditions
Treatments for toe conditions vary from minimally invasive to surgical. Our team will help decide which is right for you.Book An Appointment
Laser treatment is a safe, new technology proven to be more effective than its side effect-riddled conventional counterparts. It is used most often for the treatment of toenail fungus, where lasers penetrate down to the nail bed to kill spores. Our team also uses laser treatment for scars, warts, neuromas, fibromas, and ingrown toenails.
Bunions are irreversible, therefore treatment is vital for pain-free walking. While noninvasive measures may be suggested, surgery is the most common and often resolves the problem. Depending on the severity, different surgeries are available. Your care provider will discuss all options with you to pick the best treatment plan.
Hammer Toe Surgery
Hammer toes cause irregular bending at the proximal interphalangeal joint. Patients often develop them as a result of muscle imbalances, gait abnormalities, and as a secondary condition that accompanies bunions. Sometimes, these toes are capable of being fixed noninvasively with physical therapy and orthotics. Once the joint loses mobility though, it becomes a “rigid” hammer toe and requires surgery for permanent pain relief.
Diabetic Foot Wound Care
Diabetic wounds, especially ulcers, run a high risk of becoming infected. Infections of extremities often result in amputation for patients with diabetes. Our local wound care includes removal of any dead skin and tissue, called “debridement,” as well as medication application, dressing of the wound, and ulcer prevention.
Why Choose Dr. Nik?
Our team specializes in medical and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. While toes are the smallest, their role in motion is essential. Many people accept their toe pain as normal. Not seeking medical assistance early on allows conditions to progress. In order to prevent invasive treatments, we recommend making an appointment at Dr. Nik’s now.Meet Dr. Nik
Our Podiatry Services
Dr. Nik’s strives to deliver the finest, most cost effective podiatric health care available. If toe treatments and surgery aren’t quite what you need, don’t worry: we do more.
Foot & Ankle Surgery
If you require foot and ankle intervention, our team will help you get up and running again with the best in surgical techniques and technology.Learn More
For athletes, we prioritize a preventative approach to limit future injuries and shorten recovery, so you can spend more time doing what you love.Learn More
We seek to minimize your recovery time by optimizing the body’s natural healing process, to get you back to your regular routine sooner.Learn More
Traditional methods of treating foot fungus, warts, fibromas, and neuromas don’t work for everyone. Our laser treatment eliminates growths without harming surrounding tissue.Learn More
We pride ourselves in crafting only the best custom orthotics for our patients. Go about your day in comfort as you wear your way to better orthopedic health.Learn More
Diabetic Foot Wound Care
For those with diabetes, we work alongside your internal medicine doctors and endocrinologists to craft a patient care plan that is right for you.Learn More
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