Although many of us don’t give our feet very much thought, if you try
to imagine a world without them, it becomes obvious that they play an important
role in almost everything we do. Life is made so much easier and exciting when
we have healthy feet to walk, run, or jump around on. Many people are effortlessly
able to maintain healthy feet, however, we have a number of patients who need
some extra help to keep up with the health of their feet. Unfortunately, feet
are prone to a number of different kinds of problems caused by many different
stressors. The Inland Compounding Pharmacy compounds medications for a number
of conditions, including:
- Commonly caused by
friction (poorly fitting shoes) or burns.
Nail/skin fungal infections
- Fungus can infect
nails and skin through small cuts in the skin around the nails, or between the
opening between the skin and nail.
- Heal spurs normally
form in response to a prolonged period of pressure, friction, or stress caused
by activities that will tighten ligaments such as dancing or running. They can
also be caused by the extra stress put on the feet from poorly fitting shoes or
from being overweight. In response to these stressors, the body will grow extra
bone (the bone spur) around these stressed areas in an effort to repair the
- Callouses are the
body’s response to areas that experience repeated friction. They can be caused
by an incorrect gait, but are usually caused by poorly fitting shoes.
- Warts are caused by
an infection from the human papilloma virus (HPV) which can get into the skin
through open wounds or cuts. There are more than 150 types of HPV, each causing
a certain type of wart.
- Diabetic neuropathy
is a complication of about 50% of patients that have diabetes. Nerves are
damaged in response to severely increased blood sugar. Patients who develop
neuropathy often develop it in their feet first, and may experience symptoms
such as tingling sensations, numbness, or a loss of the sense of warm and cold.
- A muscle spasm is
an involuntary contraction of a muscle. They can be very painful, and may develop
for a number of reasons including overuse, exhaustion, dehydration, or
Foot and ankle osteoarthritis
- Arthritis is a
condition in which a patient will experience joint inflammation. This
inflammation then causes pain and stiffness.
Burning foot syndrome
- Burning foot
syndrome may be a result of a number of factors including kidney failure, liver
damage, thyroid problems, blood disorders, nerve damage, fungal infections, or
even ill-fitting shoes. Symptoms may include an abnormal burning or stinging
sensation as well as redness and swelling.
- Raynard's phenomenon is a condition in which a patient’s blood flow to the fingers, toes,
ears, or nose, will be blocked in response to cold temperatures or strong
emotions. It may be caused by multiple factors such as smoking, arthritis,
autoimmune conditions, certain medications or street drugs, or diseases of the
options are available for these conditions. Treatments for podiatry conditions that
the Inland Compounding Pharmacy commonly compounds include:
softeners and moisturizers
treatments for neuropathy
- Triple acid (salicylic
acid, lactic acid, acetic acid)
treatments for fungal infections in the nails
- Clotrimazole cream
with Ibuprofen and tea tree oil
treatments for muscle spasms
to improve circulation for patients with Raynaud’s syndrome
patient is different, so at the Inland Compounding Pharmacy, we enjoy working
with each patient and doctor to compound a treatment that is specific to the
patient’s needs. Don’t hesitate to contact the Inland Compounding Pharmacy with
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