1561 W 7000 S
West Jordan, UT 84084
Phone: (801) 997-9465
Fax: (877) 428-7520
Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
As a compassionate medical professional, an athlete who loves the outdoor activities in Salt Lake City, and an advocate of holistic whole body care, Dr. Auger is 100% dedicated to helping you protect and care for your feet so you can remain in optimum health. She emphasizes preventative care and solving serious foot and leg health issues with conservative and surgical treatments.
Willow Pond Park
Mountain View Golf Course
South Valley Regional Airport
Redness is one of the signs of an infection. Other signs include pain, swelling, and discharge drainage — though not all four have to be present to diagnose an infection. If the pedicurist used an instrument that delves into the side of the nail under the nail and/or nail folds, bacteria are likely to be deposited in the areas. Immediate soaking in warm water with Epsom salts followed by application of a triple antibiotic ointment and then a Band-aid is recommended. Also, strongly consider making an appointment to see a foot health specialist to have the area assessed since this can prevent a major infection that could require surgery. The specialist can help drain and dress the areas, and they will probably prescribe an antibiotic.
Four signs that a shoe needs to be replaced are: 1) The tread is worn 2) You are able to bend the shoe in half with no effort (normally, it should only bend in the toe area) 3) When pressing the heel counter (the cup that holds your heel) it caves in 4) When turning the shoe over, you can easily twist it. All of these signs show that the structural parts of the shoe are worn and that they can no longer provide the needed foot, arch, and ankle support.
Hammertoes are a condition that is often caused by heredity. It can also develop as a result of tight-fitting shoes, or it can be caused by wearing shoes where the arch is either too high or too low. When the arch is high or low, there is a level of overcompensation of the tendons in the foot, causing hammertoes to develop over time.
Numbed in the toes or feet may be due to radiculopathy, or nerve root compression, in the low back. It may also be caused by a neuroma, which is nerve inflammation, in the midfoot. Other likely causes include tarsal tunnel syndrome, shoes that are too tight, and the repetition of certain high-impact activities, such as using a stair stepper for exercise.
Clicking, cracking, is the synovial (joint) fluid moving in the joints, which is normal. If there is pain when the joint clicks/cracks, visit a Podiatrist to determine the cause.
It is best to visit a reputable shoe store to determine your size. When trying on the shoes, the shoe should fit somewhat snugly over the top of your foot, but you should still be able to wiggle your toes in the front toe box. Also, your heel should not slip out while walking. Slipping heels not only cause blisters, but they indicate a shoe that is too large to provide the intended support.
Trim your nails straight across, and never down in the corners. The nail should have a flat front edge with a slight “overhang” on each side. This trim shape prevents the skin on the sides of the nail from compressing onto the nail and growing over it, which will lead to pain and a likely infection. Also, never trim your nails too close to the bed, which could cause an infection, as well.