Sun Exposure and Your Feet: Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

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When the days start to get sunny and the out-of-doors beckons, the shelves at the local pharmacy start filling up with the latest selections of sunscreen.  We buy them up by the armfuls and commence applying some level of promised protection to our faces, arms, hands, backs, and legs.  But what … [Read more...]

Toenail Fungus: The Answer to “Why?”

Toenail fungal infections are caused by one of three types of fungi: dermatophytes, yeasts, or molds. Dermatophytes grow on the skin, hair, and nails.  They are the most common cause of toenail infections.  They come in contact with the skin by way of clothing, shoes, nail clippers and files, … [Read more...]

Summer Sandals Expose Your Toes…AND Your Toenail Fungus

There’s Spring, and then there’s Summer.  It will be here before you know it.  If you have neglected your toenail fungus because your toes have been out-of-sight-out-of-mind inside those heavy socks and closed-in cold weather shoes, you still have time to get your tootsies in summertime sandal … [Read more...]

Gout Control May Be As Simple As Mouth Control

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Gout, or gouty arthritis, is a painful form of arthritis characterized by sudden burning, stiffness, inflammation, and swelling.  It happens when a build-up of uric acid in the blood causes crystals to form and deposit around a joint, usually a big toe. One reason why your blood might have high … [Read more...]

Fight the Battle With PinPointe™ FootLaser™ and Win the War Against Toenail Fungus

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  Your toes are where fungus grows, especially when you don’t wear shower shoes or flip flops in public shower rooms or pool areas; or when you wear someone else’s shoes or socks; or when your pedicurist uses unclean tools; or when your socks are laden with moisture; or when you wear … [Read more...]

Cracked Heels “Sole-Utions”

The sandals and flip flips that exposed your feet to the sand and sun are making their way to the shoe closets. It’s time to get your feet ready for colder weather. So let’s talk about your heels, specifically, your cracked heels. Cracked heels are the result of dry or thickened skin that has lost … [Read more...]

Pedicures, Nail Infections, and Nail Injuries… Oh My!

At Jacksonville Foot and Laser, Dr. Burmeister and his staff routinely deal with nail infections and nail injuries. In many cases, the infection can be due to a visit to a nail salon. What would otherwise be a relaxing treat sometimes becomes a nightmare. You can avoid infections and injuries by … [Read more...]

Walking or Running – How to Keep Your Feet Happy

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Interestingly, the current American Heart Association/American College of Sports Medicine standards call for able-bodied adults to do moderate-intensity exercise (such as brisk walking) for at least 30 minutes on five days each week or intense aerobic exercise (such as running) for at least 20 … [Read more...]

What is the PinPointe™ Footlaser?

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PinPointe™ FootLaser is an FDA approved product and alternative procedure for those patients suffering from Onychomycosis (nail fungus). It offers an easy and convenient procedure that helps turn discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails. PinPointe™ FootLaser treats nail … [Read more...]

Dr. Jeffrey L. Burmeister at Jacksonville Foot & Laser Celebrates 25 Year!

Jacksonville, FL – January 27, 2014 – To celebrate 25 years in business, Dr. Jeffrey Burmeister at Jacksonville Foot & Laser invites you to schedule an appointment at 2762 Dunn Avenues, Jacksonville, FL 32218 for all of your foot care needs!  When it comes to the newest advancements in … [Read more...]