What Is Podiatry?

The practice of podiatry includes, but is not limited to, treatment of foot deformities, foot pain, warts, nail problems, and foot injuries. Podiatrists can write prescriptions,order durable medical equipment, provide medical equipment, order physical therapy and provide surgery for a number of foot problems, like ingrown nails, hammertoes, bunions and bone spurs, foot fractures, and soft tissue problems. A podiatrist practicing in the United States is a graduate of a four-year podiatric medical school, which confers the Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. Most podiatrists have had post-graduate training, usually a two-year podiatric residency. Some podiatrists even go on to fellowship training in surgery or diabetic foot care.

Are you hiding your toenails?

Are your nails thick and discolored? Want an alternative to medication or painful procedures to treat nail fungus?


Laser treatment is for you and it's here at Cahaba Podiatry!

The FDA has approved the use of lasers in the battle against fungal nails. Lasers have been found to be safe and effective in the treatment of this disease.


Call Cahaba Podiatry at 980-2005 to make your appointment!

Now Offering Q-Clear Laser System


Thick, ugly toenails are difficult to treat, but laser technology now offers new hope. Cahaba Podiatry (in Shelby County on Highway 280) and Pell City Podiatry
offer laser therapy to improve the appearance of unsightly toenails through the use of Q-Clear Laser.*

Treatment involves trimming, filing and cleaning of affected toenail(s) and application of laser.
Treatment for each affected nail takes only a few minutes and does not require anesthesia.

* Q-Clear laser system has been FDA approved for treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions,as well as

for treatment of other dermatologic problems.

FDA marketing clearance for treatment of onychomycosis (nail fungus) is pending.


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