Skin Condition Treatments
Painful, itchy, or suspicious skin conditions deserve a visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care. Dr. Manson can evaluate your skin condition and give you relief! You don’t need to live with an unsightly or painful skin condition; in most cases, skin conditions can be treated with conservative treatments.
A visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care can help you resolve your skin condition before it becomes chronic or worsens.
Sometimes, to get an accurate diagnosis, a skin or nail biopsy is required. Dr. Manson uses a pathology lab that specializes in nail, skin, wound, soft tissue, and bone of the lower extremity.
Causes and Treatments of Skin Conditions
Plantar warts are common and can be painful when on the bottom of the foot. Warts are caused by Human Papillomavirus and can be treated in a number of ways including freezing, chemical destruction, and surgical removal. Dr. Manson can treat your plantar warts so you don’t have to suffer and can get back to the activities you want to do.
Athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the skin on the bottom of your feet or in between your toes. It presents as dry, peeling skin to the bottoms of your feet and when it’s in between your toes, it turns the skin white and is often moist with peeling skin. It can also make the skin on your heels thick and crack. Some people’s feet will even bleed if the cracks are dry enough or deep enough. It is important to treat athlete’s foot to reduce your risk of cracking skin that can get infected and require antibiotics. Dr. Manson usually starts treatment of athlete’s foot with topical anti-fungal cream and an antifungal spray for your shoes. If this fails, there are several oral anti-fungal medications he has available to use.
Dry skin on the bottom of your feet can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful is left untreated. Dr. Manson will first evaluate to determine if your dry skin is simply just dry skin or is it related to Athlete’s foot as it is commonly misdiagnosed. Dr. Manson has several topical medications available in the office to treat dry skin. He uses a special class of topical medication that has natural enzymes in it that break down keratin, the main component of dry skin, corn, and calluses. These topicals work phenomenally well to get your skin looking and feeling great.
Toenail fungus is not just a cosmetic issue. It can cause the toenails to become thick, painful, and ingrown. Toenail fungus causes the toenail to become discolored, thickened, and often with fungal debris growing and accumulating underneath the toenail. Dr. Manson has developed a comprehensive treatment program using the Lunula Laser for toenail fungus to give you the best chance of success at treating your stubborn toenail fungus.
Ingrown toenails are one of the leading causes of toenail pain. It occurs when the side of a toenail grows into the skin. This causes the skin to become red, swollen, and painful. It can even drain and become infected if left untreated. Dr. Manson is an Ingrown Toenail Specialist and often performs multiple ingrown toenail removal procedures daily.
Corns are hard or soft growths of thick skin on your toes. They usually occur because of pressure on the tops of toes at the joints when hammertoes or crooked 5th toes are present, in between toes that rub against each other, or at the tips of toes that are curled (hammertoes) and rub on shoes and the ground. Shaving down and padding corns is often the first line of treatment. Dr. Manson will also evaluate your corn to determine the underlying cause so that it can be treated to resolve the corn for good.
Calluses are very common causes of foot pain. They occur at areas of pressure on the bottom or side of your feet. They can be caused by a lack of fat pad, hammertoes, long or short metatarsal bones, or metatarsal bones that are angled too far towards the ground. Dr. Manson can usually relieve your pain immediately with a quick and painless shave of the callus, however, if the cause of the callus is not addressed, it will likely return. If you don’t want to come in every couple months to have the callus shaved down, it is worth treating the cause of the callus. Treating the cause of the callus involves a thorough physical exam and often X-rays. Once the cause is determined, Dr. Manson will develop a treatment plan to reduce the pressure that is causing the callus. This may involve custom orthotics to take pressure off of a specific area, correcting a hammertoe, or Leneva® for corns and calluses.
Corns and Calluses
Lunula Laser For Toenail Fungus
Leneva Corn and Callus Treatment
Amniotic Wound Care
At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, we care about healthy, happy, beautiful feet. We strive to provide personalized foot care and achieve the outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, that our patients desire. What sets OIFC apart is our dedication to providing the highest quality care available, utilizing the latest medical techniques and technologies, educating patients to make well-informed health care decisions, and restoring foot and ankle function as quickly and beautifully as possible. Our mission is to give you healthy, happy, beautiful feet.