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Many people suffer from toenail fungus. Women with toenail fungus often stop wearing open toe shoes, sandals or flip-flops when they go to parties because they find discolored or thick nails disgusting and embarrassing. Toenail fungus sometimes hurts, and people usually have a hard time getting rid of it. The best solution is to take care of the problem, rather than hide it with closed-toe shoes or toenail polish. Home remedies rarely work and usually cases of toenail fungus requires a strong treatment.
Do you find yourself wearing closed-toed shoes and hiding away your feet and toenails due to toenail fungus? Are your toenails thick, yellow, and brittle? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone – and you’re in the right place.
Don’t be discouraged. Here at Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists, we use various different treatment methods to help you get rid of your toenail fungus.
In some cases, our foot doctor may recommend removing the entire toenail with surgery. Typically this isn’t necessary, but our foot doctor may recommend surgery if other treatment options don’t clear up your toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus and athlete’s foot are actually caused by the same type of fungus. Toenail fungus usually begins as a small spot under your nail and slowly but surely affects your entire nail.
As it spreads, toenail fungus begins to make your toenails thicken and discolored. This fungal infection can spread to your skin or fingernails, although fungus on the fingernails is pretty uncommon. Toenail fungus often thrives because your feet provide a warm, dark, and often damp environment.
If you have diabetes, it’s important to see one of our foot doctors as soon as possible when you experience any condition involving your feet. If you have diabetes, your risk of a small problem like toenail fungus becoming a big problem increases due to poor circulation. Toenail fungus is one of those conditions that could be shrugged off as “no big deal,” but in extreme cases or if coupled with another condition such as an ingrown toenail, it could become a huge issue and lead to a skin infection, blood poisoning, or an infection in your bone.
If you have diabetes and would like to come in to see us at one of our six convenient podiatry offices, please call 800.856.1106 today.
Surgery is always a last resort option, including when it comes to toenail fungus. We do our best to help you without surgery, and we have a number of treatment options available for toenail fungus. If you find that your toenails are hurting you or your feet are experiencing any pain or discomfort at all, we highly recommend that you see one of our foot doctors as soon as possible.
At Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists, we take a consultative approach, which means we partner with you to ultimately offer the best possible treatment options for your toenail fungus. Our foot doctors in Indiana and Michigan are ready to serve you! We want to help you get back on your feet and back to your life.
To make an appointment at any of our podiatry offices, please give us a call at 800.856.1106 and allow us to help you determine which office is most convenient for you. Our podiatry offices are located in Angola, IN, Coldwater, MI, Dowagiac, MI, Paw Paw, MI, Portage, MI and Sturgis, MI.
We offer a $25 Initial Savings Certificate, as well as same day appointments and flexible scheduling.
Our podiatrists and foot doctors in Angola, IN, Coldwater, MI, Dowagiac, MI,
Paw Paw, MI, Portage, MI or Sturgis, MI can start helping you in a few ways: