Toenail fungus can be embarrassing, annoying and even painful. A fungal infection of the toenails are caused by dermatophytes, yeast, and molds. Fungal toenails affects many people and all ages.
Toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) can begin from an infection of the skin called tinea pedis or “athlete’s foot”, which then incorporates under the nail causing a change in appearance. Fungus can also incorporated into the nail bed due to trauma, excessive friction or rubbing of the nail and pedicures.
Nails can appear, discolored, thicken, difficult to trim and may cause pain.
The foot and ankle surgeon can diagnose a fungal toenail (onychomycosis) from many other nail disorders clinically, and histologically if needed.
Treatment consists of topicals, orals, and or advanced laser treatments. As the first podiatry practice in Texas with the FDA-approved Genesis Plus system, we can help kill toenail fungus pain-free in just one visit. Using a state-of-the-art laser , the treatment takes less than 15 minutes, eliminating the pathogens that cause toenail fungus infection (Onychomycosis).The foot and ankle surgeon will help recommend the best treatment options for you.