Let’s be honest, toenail health is not at the top of most people’s lists with regard to physical health. Given how much time they spend covered, it isn’t hard to literally lose sight of them. It becomes especially easy for toenail health to slip out of mind during the holiday season. There are gifts to buy, meals to plan, and cards to send out. The good news is that having healthy, strong nails doesn’t actually require too much effort, even at this crazy time of the year!
There are a variety of ways to keep your toenails healthy and strong. Keeping them dry and clean, using moisturizers, and avoiding nail polish removers containing harsh acetone or formaldehyde are all smart methods for ensuring toenail health. A little known tactic for strong nails, though, is to eat a balanced diet and supplement with vitamins, especially those containing biotin.
They say that you are what you eat, and if you want healthy nails you should be eating foods rich in vitamin B (especially biotin), C, and D, iron, copper, and zinc. We recommend that you stick to a balanced, nutrient-rich diet for your overall health, but creating meal plans that use foods in their simplest, unprocessed forms will also help you get the nutrients you need for healthy nails. Another method is to take a multivitamin daily. That is not quite as effective as getting your nutrients from food, but you will still benefit from it.
At Dallas Podiatry Works, we are always prepared to help you with any foot and ankle issues you may face, but our hope is that you are able to take enough preventative measures so the problems don’t crop up in the first place. When it comes to having strong nails, a balanced diet will certainly help. If you are experiencing any troublesome toenail problems, though, do not hesitate to call us at 972.566.7474 and set up an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano, TX, offices to see Dr. Joel W. Brook or Dr. David R. Northcutt today.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.