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Regular OFFiCE Hours

Monday - Thursday
Monday - Thursday
7:30a - 3:30p
7:30a - 12p
Closed holidays and weekends.
Regenerative medicine creates a stimulating factor in one's body, telling it to start to recover in an appropriate way, helping to restore tissue to being whole.

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus refers to several different types of fungal infections in or on a toenail. Fungal nails tend to be more difficult and resistant to treatment than Athlete's Foot and topical or oral antifungal medication may be part of your treatment. There are other solutions like laser treatment that are effective in eliminating the problem. Toenail fungus cure is available.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine can help you determine the problem and the best course of action. Interacting with patients, involving them in the treatment process and providing them with non-surgical and affordable solutions to complicated problems is the kind of medicine that we practice.

Preventing Fungal Nail Infections

Most common foot fungus problems can be avoided with basic care:

  • Don't share nail files or nail clippers with others
  • Don't share socks or footwear with others
  • Don’t cut nails too short
  • Wear dry socks
  • Wear dry footwear that will allow air to circulate around your feet (shoes that are too tight and moist can contribute to fungal toenail infections)
  • Always wear shower shoes or sandals when you are at a public shower or on a public pool deck

How to Treat Toenail Fungus: Can’t I Do It Myself?

You can, and you can’t, here’s why: toenail fungus is often a combination of fungus and bacteria. Over-the-counter medications can work, but not always. Sometimes people with toenail fungus will use multiple over-the-counter products that don’t necessarily work well together, exasperating the infection.

A rule of thumb in how to treat toenail fungus is that if a problem is not improving in three or five days from an over-the-counter product, then make an appointment. We will accurately determine the true nature of the problem and work with you to determine the best course of treatment.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is where we involve patients in the healing process and their treatment planning. We explain what the issues are and what the treatment options are. Beyond being a skilled surgeon, Dr. Hecker is passionate about helping patients non-surgically, even when other doctors say they cannot help.

Dr. Thomas Hecker

Dr. Hecker graduated Colorado State University in Fort Collins before completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, before entering private practice in 1996.

Since then he as developed effective regenerative and non-surgical treatments for all types of biomechanical injuries and chronic pain.

More about Thomas Hecker DPM and his team.

How much does it cost?

The procedures we offer at Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine are comparatively inexpensive and are much more complete having a substantial recovery than other treatments.
There are a lot of people who are not good candidates for surgery simply because of where they are in life, like having to take three months off for surgery.

Our protocols allow patients to recover well without necessarily having to take time off of work. We are here to get patients better in the midst of doing “life”.

Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine is doing more that just helping to make a body better or building a better scar; we’re restoring the tissue back to its whole, how it was originally intended to function.

Your Strength...Renewed