2015 Wart Treatment Process

Here is the 2015 wart treatment process.  I hope you enjoy.
Sincerely,
Dr. Donald Pelto

2015 Bunion Treatment Process


Here is the new process of treating bunions for the upcoming year.  I hope you enjoy.
Sincerely,
Dr. Donald pelto

2015 Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Protocol



Here is a link to the current treatment protocol I will be using in 2015.  You will see a few videos here and a document you can print out.  If you haven't gotten better make sure you are doing these things. Many people around Worcester Massachusetts deal with heel pain for years without help because they don't know these simple tips.

To your health,
Dr. Donald Pelto

www.worcesterfootcare.com/heel - Heel Pain Information

Happy patient. Best patient award.




Here's a patient of mine that just had bunion surgery and she is fully recovered and feeling great. She gets our best patient award

Amputee Coalition

Recently I was asked to do a talk for the Amputee Coalition here are a few prosthetics they have for the hands.  I wonder if they will have moving toes in the future as well.
To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto

When do I need a biopsy on my foot?


 
Many patients come in to our office and they are actually surprised that we recommend doing a biopsy on some skin conditions that they have.  It’s not only the dermatologists that do that, but podiatrists do it as well.  A biopsy, though, isn’t only done for cancer.  That’s what most patients think. Well, if you’re going to do a biopsy, you’re concerned that I have cancer of my foot, and that really isn’t the case. The reason we do biopsies on skin conditions and nail conditions is because we want to know the actual organism and actual problem that the person is dealing with.  For example, if a patient comes in and we’re treating an athlete’s foot with different types of creams and it’s never resolving, if it goes on for a number of weeks we may biopsy the area because many times you can actually have an eczema on your foot or some type of a dermatitis that is not healing. Another example would be a wound that we keep treating over and over and over again and it never gets better, and when we do a biopsy it comes back as only being a callus or maybe being some type of a skin cancer.  The last example, if there is a wound that is really not healing and we’re doing everything right and it just keeps staying the same or getting bigger, we can biopsy that area to see if there’s a problem to see if there are any other changes in the skin wound that could be, for example, a cancer as well. 

To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto

Why does my toenail have black streaking?




Many patients come in concerned that there is some danger with their toenail because there is a black streak on it.  The first thing you need to look at is how long the black streak has been there. Is it something new or has it been there since you were born? If it’s brand new then we’re more concerned about it and we may have to take a sample or a biopsy of that toenail to see if there’s a problem.  If it’s been there your whole life, look at really what type of a descent you are from.  If you have more of an African American descent, it tends to be more common in that type of a population. If you are concerned, you should see a dermatologist or a podiatrist to have an evaluation.  You can take a simple trimming of the area, but more commonly what is necessary is to do a biopsy of the nail to make sure that there is no problem. Normally these are just pigment changes, but occasionally they can be a melanoma, so it is something that you should get checked out.

To Your Health,
Dr. Donald Pelto