Are your toenails less attractive than they could be? Are they discolored, becoming loose or brittle and thickened? Fungal nails are more than a cosmetic problem, and if not treated properly, can lead to pain and difficulty walking or running. The infection can be transmitted to other toenails and even to the fingernails.
An injury to the nail bed makes it susceptible to a fungal infection. Excessive sweating or athlete’s foot may lead to fungal nail. Individuals with certain chronic diseases like diabetes, immune-deficiency, and circulatory problems are prone to acquiring a toenail fungus.
Treating Fungal Nail
If you suspect that you have a fungal nail, please call us for an appointment. Do-it-yourself treatments usually will not prevent a fungal infection from recurring. We may recommend prescription topical and/or oral medication to solve the problem.
But our “go-to” solution to toenail fungus is PinPointe FootLaser. This clinically proven laser attacks the fungi living beneath the nail without harming the nail itself or the surrounding skin. You will see an improvement after just one treatment! Most patients need several treatments to completely eradicate the fungus. Then, as the nail grows out, you will see a clean, healthy toenail emerging.
The entire process takes less than 30 minutes per treatment. Patients report a feeling of warmth as the laser is applied, but the procedure is painless. There are no significant side effects or complications.
Fungal Toenail Can Be Prevented
Don’t Wait – Let Us Heal Your Fungal Toenails
For any type of foot or ankle pain, call us. Foot pain is not normal! If you have pain from bunions or any other foot or ankle condition or have suffered any type of foot injury, please call Dr. Christopher M. Funk, Dr. Bradley A. Whitaker or Dr. Peter C. Merrill at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists. Our professional staff offers expert podiatry services at three Pima County offices: Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley. Please call us today at (520) 575-0800 to schedule your appointment.