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Metatarsalgia is a condition in the forefoot in which there is pain.  The word metatarsalgia is rather a generic nonspecific term.  There are many possible diagnoses that can be grouped into metatarsalgia.  These include capsulitis of the metatarsal phalangeal joint, neuroma, arthritis, fracture, tumor, avascular necrosis and the various superficial skin conditions including verruca, and…

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Why see a podiatrist first?

Unfortunately, many patients still consult other physicians such as their primary care physician or a dermatologist regarding their foot problem first because they are unfamiliar with the training and expertise of podiatrists. Many diabetic patients do not even have a podiatrist despite the fact that it is well know that a large percentage of diabetics…

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Toenail Fungus – Austin Podiatrist

Toenail Fungus: Toenail fungus is an extremely common problem that afflicts many patients seen by Dr. Cherpack. Toenail fungus (mycotic nails or onychomycosis) is primarily caused by dermatophytes which are also the most common infective organisms which cause athlete’s foot (tinea pedis.) As many have experienced, topical anti-fungals or home remedies are highly ineffective at…

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Ingrown Toenails – Austin Podiatry

Ingrown Toenails:  Ingrown toenails are one of the most common problems that podiatrists treat.  Under the care of a podaitrist, the procedure is COMPLETELY PAINLESS! Unfortunately, most people put off treatment until it beomes extremely painful and infected and then go to an emergency room where they are subject to the skills of an ER…

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