Podiatry

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From diabetic foot care to pesky toe problems like ingrown toenails and nail fungus, our podiatry center at Tidewater Orthopaedics has the care available to make your little piggies the healthiest possible. Regular and routine foot health care is a good component of an overall health plan, and Tidewater Orthopaedics has the professionals ready to help you. 

Our podiatrist is trained in diagnosing and treating all types of foot conditions.

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Diabetic Foot Care

When dealing with Diabetes, you need regular care to ensure your best health. Our podiatry team can handle:

  • Diabetic wound care
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Neuropathy 
  • Skin Diseases

 

 

In-Grown Toenails 

While common, an ingrown toenail can become a big deal if left untreated or, worse, cared for incorrectly. Often caused by improper grooming, tight shoes, or repeated injury, ingrown toenails need proper handling. 

Corns and Calluses

If corns or calluses are lingering despite home treatments, it's time to visit Tidewater Orthopaedics' podiatry team. We can help determine the best course of treatment to get you back on your feed. Corns and calluses left untreated can be painful. Our podiatry team can help.

Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the fascia along the bottom of the foot that connects your heel to your toes. When this happens, it's incredibly painful. 

Plantar Warts

Be rid of warts with proper medical treatment. 

Toenail Fungus

Get the right treatment to remove fungus on or in your toes. 

 

 

 

Diabetic Foot Care

 

If you're living with diabetes, then regular visits to the podiatrist need to be part of your wellness plan. There is a ton to manage with diabetes, so seeing Dr. Scott Glassburn at Tidewater Orthopaedics can help you stay on your feet.

According to the CDC, about half of people who live with diabetes have some type of nerve damage - but damage in the feet and legs is especially problematic because uncontrolled blood sugars will damage nerves over time, leading to a loss of feeling. This loss of feeling means you may not notice a wound on your foot until it becomes dangerous. 

With regular appointments with your podiatrist at Tidewater Orthopaedics, you can help prevent infections, foot deformities, and even amputation. 

Here is what a comprehensive foot exam from Dr. Glassburn will be like:

  • Medical history review to discuss blood sugar levels and any previous foot problems or symptoms
  • Sensation testing to check for peripheral neuropathy
  • Foot structure exam to examine the shape, alignment, and structure of the feet. Dr. Glassburn will be looking for deformities caused from neuropathy, like bunions and hammertoes. 
  • Skin inspection for poor circulation, ulcers, dry skin, fungal infections, ingrown nails, calluses, or any other foot issues.
  • Pulses check to detect the presence and strength of pulses in the feet to assess blood circulation.
  • Discussion of footwear choices 
  • Recommendations for proper foot care, potential risks, and anything else to maintain healthy feet
  • Follow-up plan because regular visits can prevent so many problems.

Dr. Glassburn aims to keep diabetic feet in great condition so his patients can continue living active lives. 

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Fungal Toenails

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Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a common nail infection often seen at Tidewater Orthopaedics. It begins as a discolored spot under your toenail or fingernail that can spread and thicken the nail.

Our podiatrist explained that if your case is mild, you may not need treatment immediately. But if the fungal infection is causing pain, thickening, and crumbling of the nail, seeing a foot doctor is advised. Medications, topical solutions, and nail debridement can help clear up stubborn fungal nail issues.

Even with treatment, nail fungus often comes back, which is why Tidewater Orthopaedics focuses on preventative steps like keeping nails trimmed, wearing breathable socks and shoes, and avoiding nail damage. If Athlete’s Foot is also present, treating that skin infection helps avoid recurrence.

While not life-threatening, nail fungus can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Our skilled podiatrist is here to assess your condition and walk you through the best treatment options. 

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Specialists

Scott A. Glassburn, D.P.M

Scott A. Glassburn, D.P.M

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Podiatry Conditions

Diabetic Foot Care Fungal Toenails