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Seattle Podiatrists are happy to announce that they just celebrated their one year anniversary treating patients with fungal nails with the PinPoint FootLaserTM. The office just sent out the following press release:

One year after treating toenail fungus with the PinPoint FootLaser, Dr. Rion Berg owner of the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City finds that his patients have obtained up to 80% clearing of the nail. - See more at
http://bit.ly/2qO1KkX

Our patients have been very happy with the results.

 

"It was amazing to see the difference. If you want to step away from the creams that haven't been working for you, I think laser treatment is one of the best options. It's been life changing."
- Ana B., Kirkland, WA


"My wife said I had the nastiest looking toenails. After one laser treatment, and following Dr. Berg's directions my nails have shown great improvement. Three nails on each foot are clear of fungus and are a pretty pink. The other four nails have had a fungus reduction of 50% or more."
-Craig O., Seattle, WA

As spring approaches take advantage of the next few months to get your toenails looking good for 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.

Get our free foot book "No More Foot Pain", mailed directly to your home.

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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By Dr. Rion Berg
February 24, 2014
Category: Fungus toenails

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.

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Now that the Olympics have begun it’s time to help your sweetheart look and feel like a winner. You could give her chocolate and roses for Valentine’s Day, but perhaps a gift of beautiful toenails would really show that you love her.

Toenail fungus is very common and your sweetheart could have gotten it from the shower room at her gym or even from injury to the nail from running. No matter how she got it, she very likely hates it. She wants to feel beautiful but every time she stares at her toes she sighs because she can’t stand looking at her feet. Very likely she thinks you can’t stand it either.

Although there are many ways to treat toenail fungus, two common treatments either slow the growth of fungus but don’t eliminate it (topicals) or they carry a risk of liver damage (oral medications).

Fortunately there is a new treatment that works extremely well to get rid of toenail fungus. Our podiatry office has been using the PinPoint FootlaserTMsince January 2013. At first I wasn’t sure how well this treatment would work since there was not a lot of documented research on the subject, but after treating many patients and seeing the great results, I can confidently say that this treatment is a wonderful option for those suffering from this condition.  In addition, our laser patients have been very happy with the results.

“Two of my nails were infected. The laser was painless. It was amazing to see the difference” – Ana B.

Laser treatment takes only 30 minutes, is painless, and has no long term side effects. To learn more about the treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus), read the Ebook written by me and my colleague Dr. Robyn Paloian called “Your Guide to Fungal Toenails”.

Don’t leave your sweetheart fretting about her feet; let her know that there is something she can do today to get her toes ready for summer. She can also find out more about our Comprehensive Laser Treatment Program by calling us at 206-368-7000. 

After the indulgent holiday season, people often feel New Year’s inspiration to get fit and healthy. Gyms are packed with sweaty weekend warriors on elliptical machines, trying to ditch their craft beer bellies. They envision their toned beach bodies on sleeveless summer days while they pound the elliptical.

All we want to do on these dreary Seattle days is hibernate under cozy sweaters, wool socks and fleece blankets. But the thought of warm weather can motivate us to achieve the bodies we wish to have. Plenty of us want tight abs for our bathing suits and toned arms for tank tops, but most are not thinking about the appearance of our feet in strappy sandals or open-toed Keens.

If toenail fungus has you feeling embarrassed about your feet, NOW is the time to start treatment, so that your piggies will look cute and clear for summer. Many people don’t realize that it can take several months for the new, healthy toenail to grow in.

One of the best ways to get rid of ugly fungus toenails is getting treated with the PinPoint Footlaser. It’s quick, painless, and there are no side effects. You can check out our most frequently asked questionsto find out more.

Does your summer body goal include healthy looking toenails? Schedule a free consult at our Seattle podiatry office to discuss your treatment options.

You can reach us at the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City in Seattle by calling us at 206-368-7000 or requesting an appointment online.

Since the holidays are upon us, you're very likely running around buying gifts for everyone else but yourself. You go home after a long shopping day with sore feet, you take off your socks, and there they are, starring you in the face—ugly, fungal toenails”. Isn’t it time to treat yourself by putting clear, beautiful nails on your Christmas list.

If you have toenails that are discolored, thick, brittle and deformed you very likely have a fungal infection called onychomycosis. The infection can also spread to the surrounding skin.

What causes fungal nails?
Fungus is everywhere in our environment. Fungal organisms love moist, tight, dark places. Shoes and boots give fungal organisms the perfect place to grow. Socks are also a great breeding ground for fungus.

Also, certain factors put you and you loved ones at greater risk for this syndrome: family history, increasing age, nail trauma, and poor health such as diabetes. Fungus canalso  be transmitted among family members. So if you have this condition it’s important to keep your feet to yourself and be sure to change your socks daily.

How is it treated?
Toenail fungus can be difficult to treat. Doctors often use oral medications and monitor the liver to ensure the drug has caused no damage. Even though oral medications are successful when patients are on them, often when the course of treatment is over the fungus comes back. Patients have tried a variety of topicals including, vinegar, tea tree oil, and even Vicks. None of these treatments work.

Our Seattle podiatry office has been using the PinPoint FootLaserTMsince January of 2013. Our laser patients have been very happy with the results.

"After four months I am extremely pleased with the results. My wife said I had the nastiest looking toe nails. After one laser treatment, and following Dr. Berg's directions my nails have shown great improvement. Three nails on each foot are clear of fungus to the look and are a pretty pink. The other four nails have had a fungus reduction of 50% or more."
-Craig O.

Laser treatment for toenail fungus is fast, painless, and has no side effects. You’ll be in and out of the office in 30 minutes.

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.

Get our free foot book "No More Foot Pain", mailed directly to your home.

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.

Follow Dr. Berg on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+