Toenails are very painful if they are not treated properly. When someone has toenail fungus. The toenail starts to change from a normal nail to a very discolored and thickened nail. Everyone that gets toenail fungus does not have the same symptoms. Some people have a different type of change of color in the nail. When someone has toenail fungus the types of color change they can get is yellow, brown or yellow. This can also create a foul order in the nails which can be unbearable. When the nails are thick, it can allow the nail to be lifted from the nailbed which allows it to detach.
Almost 20% of the population has toenail fungus and there are many reasons why the nail becomes harder and thicker. Once the fungus gets developed into your nail, the fungus gets inside your nail bed and spreads. When the fungus spreads, that’s what creates the nail to become thick because it’s what allows the nail to detach. There are many risks that can happen if the nail becomes thick. When applying pressure to the thickened nail can cause a lot of discomfort and pain.
The best way to determine if you have toenail fungus is by getting it checked by a local podiatrist. They can consult into why your nail is thick and once they verify that it’s fungus then they can find a treatment. There are many different ways to treat it, the best treatment is laser treatment using the pinpointe laser. The pinpointe laser is a one time treatment and you see results within 6 to 9 months depending how long the nail grows out. It’s important to not have your feet in dark and moist places because that is what fungus thrives on. The better you take care of your nails, the less you are at toenail fungus.
If you have toenail fungus, consult with one of our podiatrists to discuss the treatment. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We have over 120 clinics nationwide, including San France, CA.