Nail & Skin Care

Professional Care for

Foot, Skin, and Toenail Conditions

NAIL & SKIN CARE Frequently Asked Questions

Do you shudder when you know sandal season is on its way? Do you steer clear of certain shoes because they make your ingrown toenails scream in pain? Do you refuse to take your shoes off when other people are around?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you are in good company. Many people experience ingrown toenails, nail fungus, or other pain and unsightly skin problems on their feet, and most of them have something in common: they have tried everything they can find in the drugstore aisles to address their ailment, with no luck.

Ingrown Toenail

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One of the most common problems people face with their feet is ingrown toenails. Ranging from annoying to incredibly painful, ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe. Ingrown nails occur when edges of the nail plate dig into the skin surrounding the nail, causing swelling, irritation, and even infection.  Read more about symptoms, complications and treatment of ingrown toenails.

Fungal Nails

Another common problem, toenail fungus typically does not hurt, but is more of a source of embarrassment. Many people are afraid to remove their shoes or socks for fear of exposing their thick, discolored nails.

If you suffer from toenail fungus, you have probably tried every old wives’ tale remedy and over-the-counter solution that is available. These remedies all have one thing in common: they do not work. The fungus continues to thrive, and refuses to go away as you run through the gambit of drug store options.

The problem with toenail fungus is that it lies deep under your nail, and it takes powerful antifungal medication to reach the root of the infection.

Corns and Calluses

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Our feet take a beating—literally. Bony parts with thin skin, feet do not have much protection from injury, so they often must invent their own “protection” in the form of calluses and corns. Corns can be a nuisance, but they can also be a painful infection risk, as well. Over-the-counter remedies can do more harm than good, so it is always advisable to see a podiatrist for a corn that has become painful.

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Nail and Skin Care

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treatment options

At Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic, we take nail and skin care seriously. No, it may not be the day at the spa that it sounds like, but we think it is better. We focus on treating the painful or embarrassing nail and skin problems that so many of us face. We want you to be able to take off your shoes without embarrassment, or put on your shoes without pain. If you simply need your nails trimmed, this is not the place for you. Keep reading to learn about just some of what we offer in our nail and skin care practice.




Healthy toenails need vitamins too!



Click the video below to see how to fix an Ingrown Toenail at home. 

Please Note: This is typically done in the beginning stages of your Ingrown Toenail. If you’re experiencing extreme pain and pus, please seek your podiatrist at your earliest convenience and let them help STOP YOUR PAIN!


Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories.

Some of those are used to treat your nails & skin, such as:

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success story

Our 5-Step Injection approach to an almost painless toenail removal.

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Ingrown Toenail Surgery With AMAZING results!

A young patient and his mom share their experience with him having a BADLY INFECTED and PAINFUL toenail removed using our 5-Step injection approach to reduce the horror most relate ingrown toenail removal to.


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