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Dr. Nagy Receives Atlas-FAI Certification for Foot Alignment Treatment

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on July 30, 2018

Dr. Nagy has joined a network of doctors as a designated Atlas-FAI certified specialist, which makes Nagy Footcare locations in North Hampton and Somersworth Atlas-FAI certified centers- the first in New Hampshire. As an Atlas-FAI specialist, Dr. Nagy is trained on how to identify an ideal candidate for the HyProCure® procedure that treats foot misalignment, how to perform the procedure correctly, and how to prevent or treat any issues post procedure.

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Topics: HyProCure Treatment

Things to Consider About Where You Have Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on May 3, 2018

Do you need foot surgery? Before you schedule your procedure, there are several things to consider when it comes to deciding where to have it. You deserve to be comfortable with your decision to have foot or ankle surgery, and you also deserve to be comfortable when and where you have it. We believe you should be listened to carefully so we really understand you and your feet. So we will look at you as an individual, listen to you and customize your treatment.

Below are some things you should look for (and look out for!) when evaluating the place where you will have foot surgery. 

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Topics: Foot Surgery

Why You Won't Need Crutches After Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on May 1, 2018

The mention of foot surgery can cause a frightening reaction for many people. The need to use their feet every day increases their anxiety. This no longer has to be the case. With the advancements in surgical techniques and podiatry, minimally invasive surgery makes it possible for you to leave the hospital without crutches. The only support you need is a surgical walking boot that protects your foot and allows you to maintain a modest level of activity.

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Topics: Foot Surgery

Do You Need Custom Orthotics When You Run?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 26, 2018

If you’re a runner you know the joy of fresh air in your face and feeling the strength of your body with every stride. Then just as you’re feeling the stress of the day finally fade away you notice that twinge in your knee again. It doesn’t quite, hurt but you can feel a strange sensation and the next morning when you get out of bed your knee is a little tender and stiff. It’s all part of being a runner, right?

Well, pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. So if you want to keep running - and enjoying it - you should check in with your trusted podiatrist every now and then to make sure your feet and ankles are healthy and strong.  That twinge you feel in your knee could be stemming from poor support in your running shoes that’s increasing the stress and pressure on your joints when you run.

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Topics: Orthotics, Running

Reasons You May NOT be a Candidate for Foot Surgery

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 24, 2018

Do you think you need foot surgery? Before you start making plans to have a major operation on your foot, you should know that you might not be a good candidate for foot surgery. Plus, you might not even need to head to the operating room. 

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Topics: Foot Surgery

How to Prevent Infection from Your Ingrown Toenail

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 20, 2018

An ingrown toenail can be extremely painful making it difficult to wear your shoes or stand for long periods of time. Once an ingrown toenail becomes infected, it can make you even more miserable. Keeping the toenail trimmed and minimizing the risk of infection through proactive steps is important. You should also visit your podiatrist for treatment to prevent the infection from spreading. Here is a list of signs that you need to see your New Hampshire podiatrist right away.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails

How Old is Too Old to Get HyProCure® Treatment for Foot Pain?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 17, 2018

Do you wake up in the morning and gingerly step out of bed to limit shooting pain in your feet and ankles?  Perhaps your back also hurts and your hips and legs are stiff and fatigued. You might think these are all just aches and pains that you need to put up with as you get older, but that’s not necessarily the case, all of your aches, foot pain, stiffness, and mobility issues could be caused by a misalignment of the bones in your ankles. Foot pain and misalignment issues are often treatable with attention from your trusted podiatrist. Some of the signs of misaligned ankles include:

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Topics: General Foot Pain, Foot Surgery, HyProCure Treatment

Signs You Should Visit Your New Hampshire Podiatrist NOW

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 12, 2018

Minor foot problems often resolve with conservative at-home treatment. But if you have a serious foot problem, the effectiveness of your treatment and speed of your recovery sometimes depends on how quickly you seek help from your New Hampshire podiatrist. Bunions, corns and calluses, plantar warts, ingrown toenails, and occasional or minor pain can usually be treated at home. Things you can try to address these problems include over-the-counter pain medication, foot soaks, resting the foot, icing, topical medications, pads, and shoe inserts. Refer to the Nagy Footcare blog for information about specific minor foot problems and pain.  However, there are times when you need to schedule with your podiatrist right away.

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Topics: General Foot Pain

Foot Care Tips: What Causes Your Feet to Peel?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 10, 2018

Peeling skin on your feet is rarely a life-threatening condition. It can be an effective indicator of other health conditions, however, including a depressed immune system or auto-immune disorders. If you notice the skin of your feet starting to peel, there are several foot care tips you can follow to help remedy the situation. Making an appointment with Dr. Nagy to have a thorough foot evaluation to determine what is causing your skin to dry out and peel. 

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Topics: General Foot Pain

Treatment Options for Older Adults Dealing With Bunion Pain

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 5, 2018

You might feel that as you get older you develop new and different aches and pains every day. Throughout your life, you’ve stood on your feet, walked, and ran and they’ve supported your whole body every day. This continued pressure and stress can cause painful foot conditions, like bunions to develop. You might think that bunion pain is just a side effect of getting older, but there are many treatments you can try at home to relieve foot pain. And if at-home care doesn’t relieve your bunion pain, you can always make an appointment with your trusted podiatrist to diagnose the cause of your foot pain and provide customized treatments to relieve your discomfort, heal your bunion, and restore functionality of your foot.

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Topics: Bunions

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