One of the most common foot issues we see at our practice is toenail fungus. Common, you say? Yes! In fact, 1 in 10 people will experience this unwanted problem in their lifetime and it increases to 1 in 2 for those over the age of 70. Nail fungus and what you need to know: there are a few specific signs and symptoms to recognize if you, yourself are experiencing toenail fungus. If your toenails have a yellow discolouration or are thick and crumbly, it may be time to see a Chiropodist!
The fungus itself is crazy contagious so to prevent it from spreading to other toes or family members, it’s important to seek help as soon as you notice a change in your toenails. Many people pick up fungus from going barefoot in communal areas like pools, showers or locker rooms. Another common place is hotel rooms believe it or not! To avoid contact with possible fungus it is smart to wear sandals, flip-flops or water shoes when in these areas!
As common as toenail fungus is, it is surprisingly difficult to treat. With home remedies, over the counter medications or prescriptions from your Chiropodist, it takes dedication and consistency with whatever method you use to rid yourself of the fungus for good!
Although there are many options when it comes to treating fungus, we hope you will entrust us with our highly knowledgeable Chiropodists. We will always strive to provide the best treatment possible in the most effective way!