Toenail Fungus Specialist

Midtown Foot Care

Podiatrists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Toenail fungus isn’t usually anything to worry about from a medical standpoint, although it can certainly make you feel self-conscious about your toenails. If your toenails seem discolored or overly brittle, schedule an evaluation at Midtown Foot Care before your condition worsens. The team of board-certified podiatrists offers innovative toenail fungus treatments in their Midtown, New York, clinic location. You can either click on the online scheduler to book or call your closest office directly.

Toenail Fungus Q & A

Midtown Foot Care

What causes toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is an infection of your nail and nail bed. Usually caused by fungal organisms, toenail fungus can spread easily. Your chances of developing a toenail fungus infection increase due to:

  • Having a history of athlete’s foot
  • Walking barefoot in communal areas, including gym locker rooms
  • Sweating profusely or regularly wearing damp socks and shoes
  • Having circulatory problems, possibly from diabetes

 

While toenail fungus affects men and women of all ages, you’re more likely to develop it if you’re older. This is because blood flow is reduced later on in life, so it’s tougher to recover from infections. Plus, your nails just don’t grow as quickly.

How do I know if I have toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus usually causes obvious changes in your nail color and texture. It’s common to notice a little white spot right underneath your nail in the early stages. As the fungal infection spreads, you may experience:

  • Thickened nails
  • Crumbly or brittle nails
  • Distorted nail shapes
  • Whitish to yellow-brownish nails

 

Because your toenails can even start pulling away from your nail bed, debris can build up underneath them, so you might notice dark-colored spots. In severe cases, you could even find that the fungal infection causes a foul odor. If you’re experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, the team at Midtown Foot Care can help.

What is the treatment for toenail fungus?

After spending time evaluating your case of fungal nails, your dedicated podiatrist at Midtown Foot Care can help you determine the ideal solution for your specific needs. You may benefit from:

  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Topical antifungal creams
  • Medicated nail polish
  • Antifungal shoe sprays or powders
  • Laser treatment

 

The podiatry team specializes in fungal nail treatments with the PinPointe™ FootLaser®, an FDA-cleared medical laser. Since the revolutionary PinPointe laser can treat toenail fungus on the spot, it’s highly effective at helping you get through your current infection and preventing future issues.

As a last resort, you might need to have the affected toenail (or toenails) removed. This in-office procedure allows your podiatrist at Midtown Foot Care to apply an antifungal cream directly to the skin under your nail to prevent future infections.

To restore your beautiful, healthy nails, schedule a toenail fungus evaluation at Midtown Foot Care today. Book online or over the phone.