Will You Be Able to Wear Sandals this Summer?
By Dr. Rion Berg
February 07, 2013
Category: Fungus toenails

Toenail fungus.  It's unsightly. It's ugly.  Your loved ones may be bugging you about doing something to get rid of it. 

Or perhaps you want to make sure when you take that next vacation you'll be able to wear sandals to show off your feet. With summer on the horizon, now would be the perfect time to come in to the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City to get your toenails treated. 

Why Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus?
Some treatments currently used are ineffective or can cause liver damage and other side effects. Topical treatments alone do not work because the infection lives under and inside of the nail and most treatments cannot effectively reach and destroy the infection.

Our PinPoint Footlaser is the first FDA approved laser clinically proven to treat toenail fungus. It's completely safe, painless, and has no side effects. Improvement in nail appearance can be seen in about 4-6 months.

Diabetic Patients
As a person with diabetes you may be at greater risk for developing a fungal nail infection than non-diabetic patients. In one study, there was a 15% rate of secondary infections in diabetic patients with fungus toenails compared to a 6% rate in diabetic patients without fungus toenails. In addition, diabetic patients with toenail fungus, had three times greater risk of developing a foot ulceration (wound).

So if you want to say goodbye to ugly toenails and get ready to strap on your sandals this summer, call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment. Often same day for emergencies and less than 2 weeks for chronic foot pain. You can also request an appointment online.

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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.

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