Anyone can develop toenail fungus, and around one in 10 people will develop this fungal infection at some point. Toenail fungus can be difficult to treat. But Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, at AIRE Podiatry Studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City use a painless micro-drill system to treat toenail fungus quickly. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the innovative treatments for toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus is an infection that begins when a fungus gets in between the toenail and nail bed, creating the perfect warm, moist environment for growth.
Many types of fungus may cause this infection. However, dermatophyte — a mold — causes tinea unguium, the most common cause of a toenail fungal infection. Dermatophyte requires keratin (one of the main proteins in your toenail) to grow.
Anyone can develop toenail fungus. However, your risk of getting the infection increases as you get older.
Toenail fungus affects the color, texture, and shape of your toenail. You might have an infection if your toenail turns yellow or brown, becomes thicker, and/or has crumbly edges.
You could also see white dots in the nail that get bigger over time. As the fungus grows, it can separate the nail from the nailbed.
Most people with toenail fungus don’t have any pain.
You can find many over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for toenail fungus. However, you should seek professional help from the experts at AIRE Podiatry Studio if at-home care fails to improve your infection.
The podiatrists also recommend you schedule a consultation for your toenail fungus if you have a chronic medical condition that increases your risk of developing complications from the infection. These medical conditions include diabetes, poor circulation, a compromised immune system, and others.
Your podiatrist takes a patient-centered approach to care, asking detailed questions about your symptoms and goals. They review your medical history and examine your feet. They might take a sample of your toenail to confirm the type of fungus responsible for your infection.
Your podiatrist at AIRE Podiatry Studio reviews the available toenail fungus treatments at your initial consultation. Treatments include topical and oral prescription antifungal medication and micro-drilling.
AIRE Podiatry Studio is proud to offer the state-of-the-art micro-drill system for treating toenail fungus. During this painless procedure, your podiatrist uses a device to create tiny pathways through the nail, improving penetration of the topical antifungal medication.
Call AIRE Podiatry Studio, or request an appointment for toenail fungus online today.