For a lot of us, winter season is more of a blessing than anything else. Whenever the snow starts to fall, then we are finally able to easily hide our embarrassing fungal toenails from the world. Bring on the thick socks and heavy boots – we will make sure this ugly condition doesn’t see the light of day, right?
Here, at Wilks Advanced Foot Care, we understand toenail fungus can be embarrassing, but what if we told you that by concealing this issue you are actually creating an environment in which fungi can thrive and even spread?
The bottom line is that ignoring the symptoms of toenail fungus is a terrible plan! And, this problem doesn’t go away on its own. In fact, if you choose to neglect this condition, chances are that it will only get worse. This is especially true when it comes to toenail fungus as our feet are routinely stuffed into socks and shoes – the perfect combination for fungi to grow.
With that said, it is no wonder why toenail fungus is such a common condition afflicting 1 in every 6 Americans, today.
So, even though, the health and happiness of your feet may not necessarily be on the top of your daily to-do list, we are here to tell you that it should be! And, the good news is that we can help you kick this ugly problem to the curb.
Keep reading to find out more about what may be causing your toenails to develop fungus and how we can help you treat and prevent this pesky condition.
Toenail fungus is essentially caused by microscopic organisms which feed on keratin – the protein found in our nails and hair. This condition typically starts as a fairly small, white or yellowish spot underneath the tip of the nail and if untreated, the nail can begin to change color, thicken or crumble.
Here are some things to keep in mind when checking your toenails for fungi:
We truly hope that after inspecting your feet you have found no indicators leading you to believe fungus is developing in your toenails. However, we highly encourage you to still take preventative measures to avoid this problem – after all, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”
Toenail fungus doesn’t discriminate – this condition afflicts individuals across all demographics. However, some of us are naturally at a greater risk. In fact, our age, our gender, our genetic structure and our everyday habits can play a huge role in the development of a fungal toenail. From your favorite nail polish to the sports you choose to play, there are many factors which makes you more susceptible to this embarrassing condition.
Below, are some of the most common of these dooming factors:
Do one or more of these risk factors apply to you? Well, there is no need to worry! The key to keeping your feet healthy and pain free is to prevent, prevent, prevent. And, we have some pointers on how you can make sure toenail fungus never becomes a part of your life!
The best ways to avoid toenail fungus are to:
Of course, we understand that there are times when no matter what we do fungus will still develop on our toenails – for true and lasting symptom relief, it is probably time to see a podiatrist.
Fungal toenail treatment options we offer at Wilks Advanced Foot Care include:
As with most lower limb conditions and issues, it’s best to treat fungal toenails early if you are looking for best results.
Remember, you don’t have to live with embarrassment or be self-conscious because of unsightly toenails. Instead, contact Wilks Advanced Foot Care today! We will work with you to restore your nails back to health.
So, if you have tried every trick in the book and yet nothing seems to be working, give us a chance! Here at Wilks Advanced Foot Care our goal is to make you feel better as quickly and as safely as possible. And, we are equipped with the best tools and medical professionals to get the job done.
To schedule an appointment, just call us today at (541) 673-0742 or fill out our request form online.