A cortisone shot can relieve some of the inflammation from heel pain. Usually one shot, in experience, will relieve an average of 30-60% of heel pain. Long term solution is orthotic therapy. Please see our video for heel spur injection.
Heel pain is a condition that responds well to conservative nonsurgical care. Over 90% of patients will get better with nonsurgical care. One should only consider surgical intervention after an extensive regimen of conservative care has failed to resolve heel pain. Please see our video for heel pain.
Orthotic therapy (custom made arch supports) is the long-term solution to heel pain. Depending on the patient’s activity, foot type and age, sometimes generic arch supports may be utilized. A custom orthotic works by mechanical adjusting inefficacies in the foot and also brace and protect stretching of the plantar fascia. Please see our video for heel pain.
Physical therapy such as ultrasonic and electrical stimulation can be effective modalities in helping relieve the acute phase of heel pain. Orthotic therapy is the long-term solution. Please see our video for heel pain.
When one is successful in curing toenail fungus they must than do preventative steps to prevent fungus from coming back. One of the key preventative measures is to keep moist away. Fungus breeds in a way moist environment.
No toenail polish will cure toenail fungus. However, they are now making nail polish, which we carry in our office,that has three antifungal ingredients and does not have the toxins as regular nail polish. This special new polish can control toenail fungus but it will not cure it. Please see on our website under Dr. Remedy Nail Polish.
Most podiatrists do wound care in their practice. Dr Taub is a Diplomat in wound care. He has been treating wounds including diabetic foot and leg wounds for over 22 years. Please see our video about using apligraf for non-healing wound.
Being a diabetic does not mean you will get poor circulation and/or numbness in your feet. The key to preventing these diseases are controlling your blood sugar and leading a healthy life style. Please see our video about diabetic foot care.
The reason why the wound is not painful is you have a condition called diabetic neuropathy. One of the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be a complete loss of feeling in your foot. This is why you visually should check your foot daily. Check the tops, bottoms and between your toes. If you see a wound is present, seek medical treatment with you podiatrist immediately. Please see our video on diabetic foot care.
Diabetic or peripheral neuropathy are difficult conditions to treat. Some effective treatment care include medication, natural supplements (please see our website about neuRx-TF) and electrical stimulation.
Yes, you can if your nails are not cut properly by a pedicurist. The correct way to cut nails are straight across to the end of the toe. To avoid ingrown nails do not dig or cut into the sides of your nails. Please see our May 2013 newsletter about ingrown nails.
There is an office procedure using local anesthesia (numbing the toe) and permanently removing a small portion of the side of the toenail. This is frequently performed procedure. Please see our video on ingrown nail surgery.
There is a product called KeryFlex (carried in our office) that allows us to make your deformed toenail look normal. It is a painless procedure and once your nail is covered with nail polish you would never know you had a deformed short nail. Please see our website about KeryFlex.
Continuous stress fractures are certainly not normal. If stress fractures keep happening a custom foot orthotic should solve your problem permanently by correcting any mechanical imbalances in your feet.
The corn can be trimmed by a podiatrist to relieve this painful corn. This will provide immediate relief. Also, it is recommended that you wear a wider shoe to try to prevent recurrence. Do not use medicated corn pads. If the corn keeps reoccurring, there is an in office surgical procedure that can be performed requiring a local anesthesia to the toe, one stitch will be utilized to close this very small incision.
It is recommended to warm up first and then stretch prior to running. After running stretching is also recommended.
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2nd generation patient. Dr Taub and his staff are so knowledgeable
and friendly. My Mother had two botched surgeries on her foot deformed and painful,by the grace of God, we found Dr Taub
Thank you Dr Taub for making my foot feel so much better! You have a great staff who always greets me with a smile.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Taub and his staff. My co-worker recommended him for a ingrown toenail procedure. As soon as I walked into his office I was greeted by his friendly staff. All those women are professional, kind and efficient. Dr. Taub took the time to explain what was happening with my toe and the procedure I needed. You can tell he cares about his patients. You do not see this very often anymore. Usually with doctors they are rushing you in and out and don't even know your name. Not Dr. Taub or his staff. I highly recommend him for your podiatry needs.
I was treated by Dr Joseph Taub for a stingray wound on the bottom of my foot. I was first treated by emergency at Marco Island, a week later I had an abscess removed at Jupiter Emergency room and was advised I needed follow up care by a wound specialist. After a couple months I am finally healed, Thanks to Dr. Joseph Taub. He is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and uses the most up to date gentle techniques. The concern and care he has shown me is outstanding and I consider myself very fortunate to have found him. In addition he has a wonderful staff to assist his patients.
Dr Taub was not only very knowledgeable which was comforting he was very gentle and made sure that I was comfortable throughout my entire procedure. His office staff were very accommodating and helpful. It was great to be able to call a Dr's office and not be told that there were no appointments available for several weeks. I was able to get in within two days of my calling. I would recommend Dr Taub and have recommended him to my friends and family!
Two years ago, I visited Dr. Taub for issue with one of my toes. His staff was very courteous, prompt and informative. The experience was first class and the visits were easy to setup and the procedure was better than I could have ever imagined. I would highly Recommend the Doctor and his staff to anyone in need of care.
I am so happy that my Chiropactor, Kim Hoover, refered me to Dr. Taub. He listens! He personally cares about his patients. I had been frustrated with doctors who didn't listen when I tried to explain my allergies and intolerance to a long list of medications that would interfer with treatment. Dr. taub came up alternatives that give me relief. Ya Hoo! Thank you!
Dr. Taub is the only doctor I love going to. Not only is he gentle and very caring but I am a real person to him. I might have to see him only once or twice a year but he remembers what is going on in my life and always asks how things are going. He has always been able to fix any problem with my feet in the least painful way possible! If all doctors were like him, healthcare would always be a wonderful experience instead of sometimes a nightmare! God bless you, Dr. Taub!!!!
Dr. Taub is so well informed and up to date on all of the latest, he took such good care of my Mother and gave her relief from severe foot pain caused by two botched surgeries from orthopedic surgeons. Dr Taub was so dedicated to find the right procedure for her to be able to walk comfortably again. Dr Taub is very caring and pays close attention to what you are telling him. I have been going to him for the last 4 months for a torn achilles that was detected by him but missed by an orthopedic doctor. His office is very professional but at the same time very homey and I love love love his office staff, they are the best. I honestly can't recommend him enough
Went to see Dr. Taub after a few other doctors for a case of gout. He actually spoke to me like I was a friend and not just a patient. The med he prescribed worked in one day, where the other doctors never worked. I now enjoy walking and sleeping pain free thanks to Dr. Taub...2 thumbs ( toes actually ) up!!!!
Dr. Taub is a very compassionate physician. He explains everything as he goes along and alleviates any anxiousness you may be feeling. He is my physician of choice for any foot related issues. All his staff is kind and caring.
I highly recommend Dr. Taub for any podiatry needs. He is kind, on time, professional and takes the pain away! He also has an updated website and online presence which is very helpful.
Staff is always very pleasant which makes getting an appointment very easy. Dr. Taub took wonderful care of my ingrown toe nail. I recommend him to everyone!
Dr Taub and his entire staff are wonderful. They make your visit an easy, painless trip. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Only podiatrist for our family in over 20 years.
We feel blessed to have found such a competent and caring physician!!!!
Feet that hurt ain't so neat, His staff is fun and can't be beat. Thanks Dr. Taub for giving so many relief.