Dr. Berg's Foot Facts

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By Rion A. Berg, DPM
June 30, 2011
Category: foot care

As you may remember reading a couple of weeks ago, ("Why Do My Feet Itch So Bad?"), our feet can be very susceptible to a variety of problems, one of which is fungal infections. When a fungal infection reaches your toenails, it can manifest itself as thickened, yellow-colored, brittle nails. While fungal infections on your skin are easily treatable with good hygiene along with sprays, creams, lotions, or powders, a fungal infection under the nails is a bit more of a challenge. The reason we get fungal toenails is because our feet are covered up and in shoes most of the time. A dark, moist environment is what fungus loves to grow in.

Treating fungal nails is challenging because it's hard to access the infection under the toenail. Although it might seem like the only thing you can do if you're a woman and your embarassed about showing off your toes is to wear nail polish, this is not a good idea. Nail polish can weaken the nails and make them even more prone to get fungus or adding to the fungus you already have. Although some people can go a long time with no changes to their nail appearance oftentimes nails just get thicker and uglier which makes them even more difficult to treat.

Instead of covering up your nails, come in today to see what the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City offers people like you who are struggling with what to do about their nail fungus. We offer a complimentary evaluation to help you determine the best course of care for your nails. We use a combination of topicals to treat the nails and skin, laser, products to keep your shoes free of fungus (stopping re-infection is key, and a flexible nail product to restore the appearance of your nail.

So there is no nee to avoid the beach this summer. Call the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City so that we can evaluate your nails and provide the most Comprehensive Fungal Nail Treatment in Seattle, You can reach us by caling 206-368-7000 or request an appointment online.