Summer Sandals and Ugly Nails
We treat onychomycosis, aka toenail fungus.
It’s finally getting warm and spring has arrived and summer is almost here. The sandals always start to show up in clinic this time of year. We get an influx of both new pain from the less supportive sandals and the wave of folks who realize that those ugly nails need to be treated if they are going to be showing them off in sandals. Men and women both like to have normal nails and after a winter of hiding them in shoes it is time to figure out how to get them looking normal again. Almost all of the cases of ugly nails come from a fungus that grows in the nail and makes them thick, discolored and ugly. Most folks have tried something the pharmacist, the neighbor, or the internet has suggested and figured out after a few months that they are getting nowhere fast with the current “stuff” they are putting on the nails. Unfortunately, after coming to see a professional they realize that there is no quick fix for those ugly nails. It takes a lot of work and patience to get them clear and pretty again.
Topicals as a general rule work only about 25% of the time regardless of whether it is the internet sensation or the latest billion dollar prescription medication. That leaves you with two options, laser therapy or a pill. A good discussion with a qualified, knowledgeable podiatrist will help you decide which option is best for you, visit our NM Laser Nail Centers site. In some rare cases people even choose to just to remove the nails temporarily or permanently. In all cases if you have fungus in your nails you should work with your doctor to find the quickest and most effective way to get hose nails back to normal again.
Don’t Live Life in Pain! Call us today for an appointment at 505.880.1000. We take care of your feet…so that they’ll take care of you!
Nathan Ivey, DPM
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