Do you have toenails that have become thickened, discolored and ugly? You may have developed a condition called onychomycosis, fungus of the toenails.

To answer the question about how we get fungus in the toenails, you might consider this. The one difference between our fingernails and our toenails is the shoes that we wear. Shoes are dark, moist and cause pressure to the toenails, and that results in them becoming infected with fungus.

The first step in evaluating your toenails is to be sure that fungus is present. This is done by a simple test. The next thing to understand is that fungus of the toenails often involves fungus of the skin.

And so, we have three things to treat, the shoes, the toenails and the skin.

If you're concerned about this condition developing in your toenails and potentially spreading to others in the family, come in now and let us help you design a program specifically to treat your fungal toenails. Complete our contact form or call our office at 206-368-7000 to schedule an appointment with our office.

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Dr. Rion Berg
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A podiatrist in North Seattle treating families for over 40 years.