Have a Question About Your Foot or Ankle Injury? Find the Answer Here!
Do you have a question about your condition that nobody seems to be able to answer? Our podiatrists have answered many foot and ankle inquiries, and we have listed the answers here to help other patients relieve their pain. Use the search bar to get fast facts from our FAQ page.
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Does laser treatment for fungal nails hurt?
If you are fighting a fungal nail infection and are considering laser treatment, there is no need to worry about it being painful. Laser treatment for fungal nails, if done by a qualified professional, should not hurt. At times there may be a brief feeling of warmth on the nail plate as the beam of light penetrates the problem nail, but otherwise the technique is pain-free, does not damage any of the surrounding tissues, and has minimal side effects. The laser destroys the infection-causing fungus beneath the nail, at its source, making it a safe and effective option.
Of course, there are other treatment methods available as well. We would be happy to explain them in detail and help you determine which would work best for you. Just schedule a visit at one of our five Podiatry Care Specialists, PC offices in Southeastern PA. Don’t be swayed by ads or commercials—those over-the-counter products are typically ineffective. Instead, get the expert care you need to get rid of your fungal nails by calling us today at (877) 905-5907!
How do you catch toenail fungus?
Fungus grows in dark, moist places. Since we have so many sweat glands on the soles of our feet, moisture gets trapped in our socks and shoes, making it the perfect environment for fungus to grow, and not just on your feet—it can attack your toenails too! An infected toenail can become yellow, thickened, and brittle.
Don’t let this happen to you. Treat your feet and shoes with anti-fungal powder or spray. Change your socks frequently, and allow shoes to air out between wearings.
You should also be careful around pools, hot tubs, gym locker rooms, and showers as these warm, damp areas are a breeding ground for fungi as well. Always slip on some shower shoes in public places like these.
If you do catch toenail fungus, we can help. Treatment may include topical or oral medication, laser therapy, trimming and debridement of the damaged toenails, or in severe cases, destruction of the toenail root or matrix. The doctors at Podiatry Care Specialists, PC are happy to help discuss with you the various methods of treatment and determine the one that’s best for your needs. Don’t delay; make an appointment today at one of our 5 southeastern PA locations by calling (877) 905-5907.