As the sun starts to peek out from around the clouds, some hardy Seattleites are pulling out their sandals even though it isn’t even March yet. For most of us that will only happen if we’re planning a Spring vacation in a sunny climate. Regardless of when you decide the time is right to pull out your sandals, you may not be ready to expose your toes for other reasons.
Many patients with onychomycosis (toenail fungus) come to our Seattle podiatry office because they are tired of being embarrassed to wear sandals or go barefoot.
Others come in because they refuse to put their piggies in peril. Besides the unsightlyness of fungal nails, oncyhomycosis cause a lot of other problems.
- Contagious – fungal nails are contagious, which means you could be spreading it to other members of your household.
- Tough to Trim – fungal nails often become thick and then are very tough to trim.
- Secondary trauma – the fungus causes the nails to lift and exposes them to secondary trauma because they more easily catch on socks and are susceptible to tearing.
- Pain – pain is common among those with toenail fungus requiring special care to treat them.
- Ingrown and Infected – fungal nails can become ingrown and infected and require surgery.
Our office offers the PinPoint FootlaserTMto treat toenail fungus. It was first laser to be approved by the FDA to treatment this condition. It’s fast, painless, and has no long term side effects.
At the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City our patients have been consistently pleased with the results.
Don’t wait any longer to be able to expose your toes and avoid the problems that fungal nails can bring. Make an appointment today with one of our Seattle podiatristsby calling us at 206-368-7000 or request an appointment online.