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Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails: Everything You Need to Know

Ingrown toenails are one of the most common issues we treat at our office, but what exactly is an ingrown toenail? An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows in to the soft skin that surrounds the nail. This is often incredibly painful and can lead to more serious complications if left…

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Pregnancy Can be a Real Pain in Your… Feet!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Pregnancy Can be a Real Pain in Your… Feet!

A Question Pregnant Women Almost Never Hear? “When is the baby due?” “Are you having a boy or a girl?” “Have you picked a name yet?” These are all questions that pregnant women are probably tired of hearing by the end of their first trimester. A pregnancy question they’ve probably never heard? “How are your…

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Get your running feet ready!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 6, 2012 / Comments Off on Get your running feet ready!

Running is a great sport and great exercise. Some people even claim it’s better and cheaper than therapy! However, in order to keep your feet running, you need to keep your feet healthy! As a runner, your most important equipment is your feet. First, we suggest that you have a podiatrist that you visit regularly.…

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Pump Bump

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 22, 2012 / Comments Off on Pump Bump

You know the feeling when you come home from a long day at work, kick of your high heeled shoes and realize that your feet, specifically your heels, have been in serious pain all day? Does the pain go away when the heels come off? Well, you may have what’s known as “pump bump” or…

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Blood under the toenail may mean injury

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 4, 2012 / Comments Off on Blood under the toenail may mean injury

Did you drop something on your toe?  Jam it into your door or bed?  A bloody toenail is a common occurrence.  It is easy to think, “Oh it’s just my toe, I’ll wait and see what happens.”  Please don’t!  Assess the injury, because there are instances where medical help should be sought quickly.  One of…

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From the Mouths of Babes…

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 15, 2012 / Comments Off on From the Mouths of Babes…

Here is an absolutely adorable testimonial from one of our eight-year-old patients, Victoria. You have to check out the picture we link to below to really appreciate it. She wrote a thank you note to our office staff after having a small procedure done at Lexington Podiatry. She writes: It Does Not Hurt You will…

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New solutions for dry skin

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 6, 2012 / Comments Off on New solutions for dry skin

Dry skin on your feet can be very uncomfortable, even painful!  I see people struggling with skin conditions of the feet every day.  These can range from simple corns and calluses to heel fissures and scaling.  At Lexington Podiatry, we have a number of products that have proven successful in treatment. Gormel cream with urea…

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“Love my new AFO brace!”

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 1, 2012 / Comments Off on “Love my new AFO brace!”

It’s always so exciting to hear from a satisfied patient! Check out what Karen emailed us this week: “I’m a current patient of Dr. Nicole Freels at Lexington Podiatry.  I initially went to see Dr. Freels about foot pain, which turned out to be a neuroma, but I’m not going into detail about that. I’m…

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You should see my mother’s bunions!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 23, 2012 / Comments Off on You should see my mother’s bunions!

Treating bunions are a part of everyday life when you’re a podiatrist.  When a patient comes into Lexington Podiatry with a bunion, I often hear the same phrase, “You should see my mother’s — they are horrible!” Bunions do have a genetic link, with the root of the cause being bony deformities and biomechanics.  This…

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CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 19, 2012 / Comments Off on CAUTION: New Workout Routines Can Lead To Stress Fractures

Everyone is thinking about getting in shape for Spring, and for a lot of people, that includes exercise. Since it is wintertime, that means many will be dragging themselves to the gym and trying new workouts. One of the most common exercise injuries we see at Lexington Podiatry are stress fractures, and the bone in your…

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