Struggling with Toenail Fungus? We Can Help
By Kentucky Foot & Ankle Specialist
May 14, 2019
Category: Foot Treatments
Tags: Toenail Fungus  

If you are embarrassed to show your bare feet because of toenail fungus, it’s time to seek out help from an expert, your podiatrist. Toenail toenail fungusfungus is a common problem for people who spend a lot of time in public pools, showers, or locker rooms.

The podiatrists at Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists can help clear up your toenails, so you can show your feet again! They have several convenient office locations in Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana to help you and your feet.

The fungus that causes toenail fungus thrives in warm, moist areas. That’s why it’s so easy to acquire the fungus if you walk barefoot around public pools, showers, locker rooms, or gym facilities. Remember to always wear flip-flops or sandals when you are in these areas.

You are also more prone to acquiring the fungus if you are older, or have reduced circulation or immune system issues. You are also more likely to get toenail fungus if you are diabetic, have psoriasis or have a history of athlete’s foot.

Toenail fungus begins as a tiny white or yellow dot underneath your toenail. As the fungus grows, the spot becomes larger as it burrows further underneath your toenail. Your toenail eventually becomes:

  • Brittle and crumbly
  • Thicker and darker
  • Oddly-shaped or distorted

Your toenail also begins to separate from its nail bed. You may also experience pain and a foul smell coming from your toe. If you notice these symptoms, you can try:

  • Trimming and thinning your toenail to reduce pressure
  • Using over-the-counter antifungal cream underneath your toenail

For stubborn toenail fungus that doesn’t respond to home therapies, you need the help of a podiatrist. At Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists, we may recommend:

  • Prescription-strength anti-fungal medications
  • Removing the diseased area of your toenail

To read more detailed information about causes and treatment of toenail fungus, please visit the Toenail Fungus section on the Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists website at https://www.kentuckyfootdoctor.com/library/1894/NailFungus.html

Fungal toenails are unsightly and uncomfortable, but you can get relief. The podiatrists at Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists with offices in New Albany, IN, as well as Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, and Bowling Green, KY want to help! Call today and help your feet!

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