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By drmendoza@mendozafootandankle.com
April 23, 2014
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Do you have stubborn warts on the sole of your feet that just won’t go away with any over-the-counter preparation? Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Mendoza to remove your bothersome warts!

Warts that appear on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts, and are caused by a virus that can invade the skin through small and sometimes invisible cuts and abrasions.  The virus thrives in warm, moist environments – making infection a common occurrence in communal bathing facilities. If left untreated, they can grow in circumference and can spread into clusters of several warts.

Although most warts are harmless, some can be painful depending on their location. Dr. Mendoza can remove the warts by a simple surgical procedure that is performed in the office under local anesthesia. Don’t put up with your plantar warts any longer, schedule your appointment today!


By drmendoza@mendozafootandankle.com
April 16, 2014
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Have you ever experienced some sort of trauma to your nail, and now it just won’t grow back the same? Or are you tired of looking at your unsightly toenail fungus? The KeryFlex Nail Restoration System can be applied to make your toenail look completely natural, and it lasts for a couple of months.

Not only does it look normal, but it can also be treated like a normal toenail.  Ladies – feel free to paint and change the color of your toenail polish as much as you’d like! The before and after pictures speak for themselves – call our office today to schedule your appointment to have KeryFlex applied to your nails! 


By drmendoza@mendozafootandankle.com
April 10, 2014
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Ingrown toenails can be extremely tender, don’t let the fear of the pain caused by the removal procedure keep you from correcting the problem! No need to worry, Dr. Daniel Mendoza will have you feeling better by the time you walk out of the office.

An ingrown toenail happens when the outer edge of the toenail digs into the skin as it grows, and it usually occurs on the big toes. It can be red, swollen, and even start oozing. Ingrown toenails can be caused by improperly trimmed nails, heredity, crowding of toes, or even repeated trauma from everyday activities like playing basketball.

If you are diabetic or have poor circulation, call our office right away.  These conditions can hinder your body’s ability to heal itself, and the problem needs to be corrected before your toe becomes infected. Even the healthiest person can have difficulty healing an ingrown toenail – schedule your appointment today before summer and open-toe shoes arrive!


By drmendoza@mendozafootandankle.com
April 02, 2014
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With warmer weather comes more outdoor adventures; make sure your child’s feet are ready to handle the stress of summer activities.

A common childhood complaint can be pain in the back or bottom of the heel, and it usually affects 8 to 14 year olds.  As opposed to plantar fasciitis, pediatric heel pain usually is not most painful in the mornings, and walking and running typically make the pain worse.  The most common cause is calcaneal apophysitis which is inflammation of the heel’s growth plate – it can occur in one or both feet.  The inflammation can be caused by muscle strain and repetitive stress from physical activity.  It is important to see your podiatrist to make sure the pain is not caused by a fracture.

Treatment of pediatric heel pain depends on the diagnosis and severity of the pain.  For mild cases, a reduction in activity or cushion in the heel will be all that is needed.  Custom orthotics may be recommended to help properly support the foot as well.  It is advised to choose well-constructed and supportive shoes to help prevent pediatric heel pain.

Call our office at 615-452-8899 to schedule an appointment if your child has been experiencing heel pain – we wish you a summer full of fun and adventure!