Dr. Berg's Foot Facts

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By Rion Berg, DPM
December 18, 2012
Category: foot care

Did you ever stop and wonder why Santa wears those big black boots?

I know, you thought it was to keep his feet warm in the snow. Well I happen to have treated him and let me tell you with claws like his, you can better believe he wouldn’t be barefoot in sandals; that is until I treated his nails with our new laser therapy. So, if you see him out there in sandals this year, you’ll know how effective this new treatment can be to get rid of your ugly toenails once and for all.

Thickened, fungal, toenails are unsightly and plague many of my adult patients, women and men. Thickened toenails are impossible to trim nicely, (essential for the well-groomed man).  Polish painted over fungal nails never looks quite right. And for our diabetic patients, fungal toenails add yet another risk of developing infections or ulcerations of the toe.

For many years patients have come to me asking if there is anything that will get rid of their discolored, deformed, fungal toenails. Up until now, the only treatments have been trimming them, taking oral medications, and applying topical solutions.  Even when these methods did work, the recurrence rate was very high.

Laser treatment of the toenails is now available at our clinic and gives us a method of treating the problem which is both painless and successful. So, don’t put up with Santa’s Claws! There’s no cause to pause! Come in now and let us help you have happier and healthier feet. At the Foot & Ankle Center of Lake City, we're all about feet and all about you.

If you think you have fungal nails, call us at 206-368-7000 or request an appointment online.


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.