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Foot Specialist in Greensburg, PA

Skin Conditions & Toenail Issues

Welcome to Izzo Foot and Ankle, your premier destination for exceptional care for skin and nail conditions in Irwin, PA. Dr. Lou Izzo, a highly respected board-certified podiatrist with 20 years of experience in medical podiatry, leads our dedicated team.

At Izzo Foot and Ankle, we understand the impact that skin and nail conditions can have on your daily life. That's why we are committed to providing compassionate, pain-free care that focuses on your individual needs. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet without resorting to surgery or unnecessary procedures.

We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach, and to ensure that you receive timely treatment and attention, we offer same-day appointments. Dr. Izzo and his team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific condition and concerns.

Experience the difference at Izzo Foot and Ankle. Let the top podiatrist Irwin, PA has to offer help you achieve healthier, happier feet. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward optimal foot health.


Skin and Nail Conditions

Plantar Warts Treatment, Heel Spur Treatment & More

Treatment & Diagnosis of Skin and Nail Conditions

At Izzo Foot and Ankle, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of foot and ankle skin and nail conditions. Our team is experienced in addressing common issues such as corns, calluses, heel spurs, ingrown nails, fungal nails, and plantar warts. 

Here are some insights into these conditions and the treatments we offer:

  • Corns: These small, thickened areas of skin typically develop on the tops or sides of toes. We can address corns by carefully removing the excess skin and providing guidance on foot care to prevent recurrence.
  • Calluses: Calluses are areas of hardened, thickened skin that often form on the soles of the feet. Our expert podiatrists offer foot callus treatment to safely remove calluses. We can also recommend proper footwear and foot hygiene practices to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Ingrown Nails: When a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, it can lead to pain, swelling, and infection. Our podiatrists can provide ingrown toenail treatment through gentle nail trimming, proper footwear guidance.
  • Fungal Nails: Fungal infections can cause toenails to become discolored, brittle, and thickened. We offer various treatment options, such as topical antifungal medications, oral medications, laser therapy, and nail debridement.
  • Plantar Warts: These small growths caused by a viral infection can be painful and affect your daily activities. Our team can explore different treatment modalities, including topical medications, cryotherapy, or laser therapy.

Our skilled team at Izzo Foot and Ankle understands the impact these conditions can have on your life. We are committed to providing personalized and effective treatments to restore your foot and ankle health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey toward healthier, happier feet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is surgery typically required for skin and nail conditions of the foot?

No, surgery is not typically required for skin and nail conditions of the foot. However, in some cases, surgery may be recommended depending on the severity of the condition and its response to other treatments. Especially in the case of ingrown toenails, surgery may be necessary to remove the problematic part of the nail. At Izzo Foot and Ankle, we will work with you to determine the best course of action for your particular condition.

How can I find relief from foot discomfort in the short term?

In the short term, you can find relief from foot discomfort caused by skin and nail issues by doing the following at home:

  • Soak your feet in warm water with Epsom salt for about 15 minutes to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Gently exfoliate the affected areas using a pumice stone or foot file to remove any dead skin or calluses.
  • Apply a moisturizing cream or lotion to keep your skin hydrated and prevent further dryness or cracking.
  • Trim your nails straight across and avoid cutting them too short to prevent ingrown nails.
  • Wear comfortable and breathable shoes that provide proper support and cushioning.

If the discomfort persists or worsens, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and treatment options.

Will insurance cover plantar wart medication and other topical treatments?

In the state of Pennsylvania, insurance usually covers the cost of topical plantar wart medications, but other treatments may not be covered. It's best to check with your insurance provider about specific coverage. Dr. Izzo and his team are proud to accept insurance from most major providers. 

How can I get started with the best foot specialist near me?

At Izzo Foot and Ankle, we want our patients to be able to receive complete podiatric care with ease. Just schedule your first consultation online or give us a call.

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Appointments(724) 523-6700