Toenails can grow into the skin or develop fungal infections that require expert care. If you need help looking after your toenails, visit the Foot and Ankle Specialists for expert toenail care. At their offices in The Woodlands, Memorial City, and Huntsville, Texas, the practice’s highly experienced foot doctors offer complete foot care, including treating ingrown and fungal toenails and trimming your nails. Call the Foot and Ankle Specialists today or book an appointment online to receive the highest quality toenail care.
Toenail care covers everything from trimming your toenails correctly to treating fungal infections. Correct trimming helps you avoid problems like ingrown toenails, where the nail grows into your skin. Conditions like these often get worse if you leave them, resulting in a noticeable nail abnormality and toe pain.
Fungal infections discolor the nail, turning it yellow, white, or black. The nail thickens and, as the fungus grows, starts to crumble.
Ugly toenails are one of the most common complaints the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands team handles. The practice’s experienced foot health experts provide the most advanced treatments for unsightly toenails.
Unsightly toenails can be caused by trauma, like stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on your foot. But fungal infections are the most common cause. The fungus that affects your toenails is similar to those that cause athlete’s foot.
The minute fungal organisms (dermatophytes) love a warm, moist environment and thrive on the dead cells in toenails. So feet are an ideal home for them. You can pick up a fungal infection from someone else by sharing footwear or walking barefoot in a shared area.
Some people are more vulnerable to toenail fungus, so infection doesn’t always spread to all household members.
The first step in effective toenail care is keeping your feet clean and dry. Change your shoes and socks every day and wash regularly. Keep your toenails trimmed to the correct length, no lower than the tips of your toes. Avoid shaping toenails at the sides; simply clip them straight across.
If you need treatment for a fungal or ingrown toenail, the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands team offers several effective treatments, including laser therapy and CLARUS™ Antifungal Solution. You might also benefit from taking a dietary supplement like TheraNail-TF Tablets™ once daily to increase nail strength.
The Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands is one of the few practices in the Houston area to offer the Keryflex™ Nail Restoration System. KeryFlex is a safe, in-office treatment that restores the appearance of your natural nails.
It remodels nails affected by fungus, trauma, and abnormalities. The KeryFlex resin forms a flexible, waterproof surface that allows what remains of your natural nails to grow.
Call the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands today or schedule a consultation online to learn about safe, effective toenail care.