How Do You Treat an Infected Foot Blister?

How Do You Treat an Infected Foot Blister?

Foot blisters are a common ankle and foot related condition that most people have experienced at one point or another. Whether you are an avid walker or pursue sports, you probably have experienced foot blisters. Women who wear heels for long hours know the pain of...
What Do I Do If I Have Toenail Fungus?

What Do I Do If I Have Toenail Fungus?

The average worker wears shoes for 9-12 hours a day. If their shoes are uncomfortable or if their socks are not made of breathable material, moisture will accumulate inside the shoes – ideal conditions for fungus to grow. A fungal infection can make its way in through...
The Right Way to Cut Your Toenails

The Right Way to Cut Your Toenails

A common question I hear from my patients is this – “What is the RIGHT way to cut my toenails?” Although it may sound rudimentary to some, there IS a right way (and a wrong way!) to trim those nails. If you are not careful, you can easily end up with an infection or...
Foot Care Advice for the New Year

Foot Care Advice for the New Year

Let me start by wishing you a very Happy New Year! As a podiatrist, my sincere wish is for everyone to enjoy good foot health in 2019. My advice to all of you in the New Year is this – If you are experiencing foot pain or injuries, don’t wait until 2020 to consult...
Your Feet and Summer Water Fun

Your Feet and Summer Water Fun

It’s summer, and for many of us that means a vacation near water, whether you are  headed up to Redfish Lake or over to the Oregon Coast. We are excited at the prospect of swimming, boating, fishing or water skiing – there really are innumerable ways to have fun...

How to Properly Trim Your Toenails

“Dr. Burk, is there really a right and a wrong way to trim your toenails?” you might ask. The short answer is, yes. In order to maintain healthy feet, a good foot care routine is a must. It’s especially important to wash your feet with soap and water daily. You can...