What’s the difference between a corn and a callus?
Corns are hard skin on the toes. Calluses are located on other areas of the foot or ankle. They are really the same thing, just in different locations. So corns are basically just calluses that are located on the toes. Watch the above video on corns and calluses to help explain the difference in greater detail.
What Kinds of Insurance Does your Office Accept
Our office accepts a variety of HMOs, PPOs, and other health plans including, but not limited to:
AARP, AETNA, AmeriChoice, AmeriGroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield (Network P and Network S), Cigna, First Health, Great West, HealthSpring, Humana, Mail Handlers Benefit, Medicaid, Medicare, Mutual of Omaha, POMCO, Principal Life Insurance, Secure Horizons, State Farm, TennCare, Travelers, TriCare, United Healthcare, and Windsor Medicare Extra.
*We continue to add to our list of insurances that we accept in our office. Currently, we accept every insurance policy that is available in middle Tennessee.
Same day appointments are available for emergencies. For non-emergent cases, patients may have to wait up to a week for an available appointment. If you need to be seen right away, we can usually work you into the schedule – just ask! Contact us at (888) 713-0906 or request an appointment online.
Yes, we have board certified podiatrists at Neuhaus Foot & Ankle. Dr. Neuhaus is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Dr. Knox is Board certified in Foot Surgery, Dr. Hawthorn is Board Certified in Foot Surgery, and Dr. Toy is Board Certified.
What do your doctors treat?
The podiatrists at Neuhaus Foot and Ankle treat any and all foot and ankle conditions. These include, but aren’t limited to ankle sprains and fractures, arthritis, athlete’s foot, bone spurs, bunions, children’s foot care, corns, calluses, diabetic foot care, diabetic shoes and inserts, flatfeet, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, joint replacement, neuromas, plantar fasciitis,reconstructive surgery, sports injuries, stress fractures, tendinitis, toenail fungus, warts, and wound care. If you have any questions about your specific problem and whether or not we treat it, feel free to call our office at (888) 713-0906 or contact us online and we will be happy to let you know.
What is a DPM?
D.P.M. stands for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. In the video above, Dr. Matthew Neuhaus of Neuhaus Foot and Ankle describes what a podiatrist does in more detail, and advises patients on the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon.
Podiatrist vs. Orthopedic Surgeon – Who do I go to for my foot problem? What’s the difference?
An orthopedic surgeon specializes in the surgery of bones. A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine concentrating on the lower extremities. In the video above, Dr. Neuhaus of Neuhaus Foot and Ankle goes into more detail to help you understand the difference and decide which one you should see about your foot or ankle problem.
Why do you have a nail spa in your Smyrna office?
At Neuhaus Foot & Ankle we want to provide our patients with the best services possible. Over the years, we have had many questions from patients about the relationship between pedicures and manicures and nail fungus. Many of our patients worry about going to nail spas and don’t know what to look for in a good spa.
So, we decided to offer a safe, hygienic nail spa, not just for our patients, but for everyone! Footprints in the Sand is podiatrist-supervised, and at our nail spa you can rest easy knowing your nails are in good hands! Our nail technicians are well-trained and experienced, and they not only know how to give you a safe, hygienic manicure or pedicure, they know how to give you a great spa experience!
Can I Use Over-The-Counter Products for Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown toenails are very common and can become very painful. Every once in a while, I have patients tell me they used a product from the drug store before coming in to see me. Dr Scholl’s does make a product for ingrown nails. What consumers need to understand is that this product has some very mild pain reliever in it, but it will NOT fix an ingrown toenail. An ingrown toenail is caused by a nail digging into the adjacent skin. That causes pain. Removing the offending corner of the nail is really the only way to relieve the pain. Cutting a V in the tip of the nail does NOT work. Soaking in Epsom salts can relieve some swelling but will NOT eliminate the ingrown nail. See your podiatrist if you have recurrent ingrown nails. The treatment is quite simple and is very effective. I call it my 98% procedure because it works so well. Watch the video above to find out more, and remember the next time you are standing at the pharmacy contemplating the purchase of the ingrown toenail “cure”, what you really need to do is call your podiatrist. Better yet, call Neuhaus Foot and Ankle at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment with us online.