Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806
Dangers of Artificial Nails

Dangers of Artificial Nails

Artificial fingernails can be a breeding ground for infectious pathogens. Acrylic can cause yeast and bacteria to grow between your natural nail and the artificial one. Long term use of artificial nails can stunt your natural nail growth, and can cause deformities such as discolored nails and ridges.* Avoid artificial acrylic nails and stick to […]

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Causes of Separated Toenails

Causes of Separated Toenails

The gradual separation of your toenails may not be something you notice right away, because it typically does not cause extensive pain. However, toenail separation tends to be a symptom of something else, and effective treatment depends on the cause. Toenail separation can be a sign of toenail fungus, traumatic injury, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, psoriasis, overexposure […]

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Save Your Feet From Fungus

Save Your Feet From Fungus

Keep in mind that our feet sweat even without exercising, especially during these hot summer months. Fungus and wart causing viruses tend to lurk in moisture-trapped spaces like shoes. Boots and vinyl shoes are examples of the kind of footwear that can easily trap moisture inside, putting your feet at risk for contracting fungal infections. […]

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Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

Discolored Nails? Fungus May Not Be to Blame

“Micro-traumas” can happen to your toenails when they are not well maintained and subjected to repeated pressure. For example, toenails that are too long and then jammed inside of a shoe will not only hurt, but can eventually become discolored. In fact, repetitive micro-traumas are the number one cause of toenail discoloration. Avoid micro-traumas by […]

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Athlete’s Foot Can Cause Fungal Toenails

Athlete’s Foot Can Cause Fungal Toenails

If you have chronic athlete’s foot, then you are at a greater risk of developing fungal toenails. Often the fungus from athlete’s foot can spread from your skin to your nails. Keep in mind that fungus also lurks in shared showers and pools. You can even contract an infection after an unsafe pedicure. Yellow, thick, […]

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Garlic is Nature’s Antiseptic

Garlic is Nature’s Antiseptic

Garlic is a natural antiseptic that can prevent fungal infections. Applying a diluted garlic solution to your skin can also quicken healing time. It’s traditionally believed that several daily garlic foot baths can improve athlete’s foot.* Remember that when applying garlic directly to your skin, you must dilute it first. One option is to chop […]

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Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

Gym Shower Shoes Save Your Feet

No matter how clean the showers look at your gym, contracting a fungi infection because you decided to go barefoot is not worth the risk! Your gym’s shower stalls create the type of warm, moist environment where fungi thrive. Without wearing protective shower shoes, you greatly increase your chances of contracting athlete’s foot or worse, […]

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