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 patients involving them 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.