Blog Archive

Ugly toenails, A.K.A. Fungal Toenails Jul 22nd, 2019

  Hello, I'm Dr. Lawrence Lloyd.  I'm a podiatric surgeon in Fishers and Anderson, Indiana with a sub-specialty in laser treatment for oncyhomycosis or fungal nail disease.  For the last decade, I've researched and developed the most effective treatments to help people who are deeply embarrassed about the appearance of...

Is Plantar Fasciitis Causing Your Heel Pain? Mar 6th, 2019

Is heel pain keeping you down? Pain that occurs following an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, warning us about the damage we have suffered. So what causes heel pain?  Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition in which a band of tissue in the sole of...

What Are Corns? Feb 19th, 2019

Many people think corns and calluses are the same thing, but there are differences. A corn is smaller than a callus, and has a hard center which is surrounded by inflamed tissue. Unlike calluses, corns can be painful and make it difficult to wear shoes. The good news is, your...

What is Achilles Tendonitis? Feb 5th, 2019

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints a podiatrist hears about from patients. If you are dealing with heel pain above the heel bone then you could be dealing with Achilles Tendonitis, a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is the longest tendon in the body and it...

Dealing With Athlete's Foot Jan 15th, 2019

Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand how you can avoid and treat this highly contagious infection if you do contract it.The fungus that causes athlete's foot...

What is a Crush Injury? Jan 10th, 2019

Have a foot crush injury? A crush injury occurs when pressure or force is put on a body part. A foot crush injury may cause pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. A foot crush injury may take from a few days to a few weeks to heal. If you have a...

Treating a Sprained Ankle Dec 17th, 2018

An ankle sprain occurs when the foot rolls or twists to the point where a ligament inside stretches beyond its normal capacity. Ankle sprains are extremely common, with an estimated 25,000 sprains happening in the United States every day. Athletes and people who work outdoors or on uneven surfaces are at...

What is Sesamoiditis? Dec 7th, 2018

Sesamoids are small bones that are only connected to tendons or surrounded in muscle. This only appears in a few places in the body, one of which is the foot.  Two very tiny sesamoids are found in the underside of the foot near the big toe. One is on the outer...

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails Nov 20th, 2018

Ingrown toenails may begin mildly but can quickly go from bad to worse. This frustrating and painful condition can affect anyone and cause significant issues. Unlike other foot-related conditions, which are often due to genetics or underlying conditions, ingrown toenails are almost always preventable and often come from lifestyle choices like...

Treating Toenail Fungus Nov 2nd, 2018

Toenail fungus--it's one of the most common podiatric problems children, teens, and adults have. Causing thickened, yellow, brittle nails, onychomycosis (the medical name for toenail fungus) spreads easily and can be stubborn to treat. If you see one or more of your toenails changing shape, color, and texture, see your foot doctor...

What Causes Warts? Oct 19th, 2018

Got foot warts? Nearly everyone will have a wart at some point in their lives. Warts are typically small, hard skin growths caused by an infection with humanpallilloma virus. Foot warts are treatable. Foot warts are among the most common dermatologic conditions podiatrists treat. Read on to learn about the...

Treating Heel Spurs Oct 5th, 2018

Have you been experiencing any heel pain or bothersome tenderness without any obvious cause? Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause acute discomfort, they are frequently associated with the painful inflammation known as plantar fasciitis, a condition commonly described as feeling like a knife is wrenching through your foot. Read...

Types of Custom Orthotics Sep 14th, 2018

Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles. There are different types of orthotics available depending on the issue and level of support that is needed. Basic orthotics are sold over the counter, but a custom pair designed specifically for...

Caring For Arthritic Feet Aug 31st, 2018

Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can show up in joints all around the body, including the feet and toes. When the joints of the feet are affected by inflammation, it affects a patient’s ability to move their...

What Could Be Causing Poor Circulation in My Feet? Aug 15th, 2018

Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, or discolorations in your feet? Even though poor circulation isn’t a condition, if you are experiencing poor circulation in your feet this is often a symptom of a much larger issue. This is why it’s important to understand the warning signs of poor circulation and when...

What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters Jul 31st, 2018

A foot blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on the foot. Blisters can be painful while they heal. Foot blisters are caused by several things, including friction, burns, contact with irritants, and autoimmune diseases. Treatment can alleviate your pain, prevent infection, and help heal your blister. Here's...

Heel Pain Treatment Options Jul 21st, 2018

Are you dealing with heel pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Foot pain, particularly heel pain, is one of the most common complaints and most people will deal with pain at some point during their lifetime. Whether you are on your feet all day for work or you are a...

Basic Foot Care Guidelines Jul 18th, 2018

Foot care is something that is important to your overall well-being and is something that is often overlooked. There are some basic guidelines you can follow in order to keep your feet healthy and feeling good. 1. Don’t ignore unusual pain. If you are feeling a constant pain in your feet, it’s...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes Jul 5th, 2018

When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common. This unassuming deformity comes about gradually, so you may not even notice it until it’s too late. “What is a hammertoe?” You might be wondering. A hammertoe affects the middle joint of...

Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet Jun 4th, 2018

While it might not be something you think about often (or at all), the health of your child’s feet is important. Your child is growing by leaps and bounds and certain habits and other factors can affect how your child’s feet develop or if they experience injuries or other problems...

New Team member! Feb 18th, 2014

We are happy to welcome a new team member to Lloyd Podiatry - Katie! Katie comes to us with a degree from Anderson University and several years of progressive experience of working in a pharmacy. She brings a bright mind, a warm smile and a desire to help us deliver optimal...