Fungal toenails are not something people usually want to talk about. Once you realize you have a toenail fungus infection you might be embarrassed and will find ways to cover it. Laser Nail Therapy wants to put your mind at ease. Our doctors are ready to treat your fungal toenails in San Diego, CA. Call us today to schedule your free consultation so you can have beautiful clear nails by next summer!
Toenail fungus develops underneath the nail where the nail bedding is. Toenail fungus spores thrive in dark and moist environments. Such environments are found in athletic shoes. Toenail fungus commonly occurs in closed moist conditions. Toenail fungus can occur in anyone. But the most common ages that people get toenail fungus are over the age of 65. The reason for that is that the older you get the longer it takes for your nails to grow out. Also, immune systems might be weaker at fighting off infections. The main question is why are athletes more susceptible to getting toenail fungus. Why is toenail fungus common in athletes?
Athletes wear closed-toed shoes for many hours in the day, due to practice or when they have a competition. Since they have shoes for long periods of time creates moisture that’s what allows the fungus to develop in athletes. Swimmers are more at risk for toenail fungus because they tend to shower in public places and that can be an issue for toenail fungus. When taking a shower in public areas, it is important to wear shower sandals because a lot of people shower in these public places. As well they are more at risk of containing athletes’ feet, which affects the skin of the feet and itching occurs.
Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus
The best way as an athlete to not get toenail fungus is by maintaining your nails by trimming them and taking care of them properly. Try not to use old running shoes for an extended period of time, try to use new shoes. If you develop toenail fungus, treating it as soon as possible is important. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist and see the severity of your toenail fungus. The PinPointe Laser is the best treatment to cure toenail fungus, it has the highest cure rate and is FDA-approved.
Our toenail doctor in San Diego, CA recommends this treatment. The PinPointe Laser treatment has the highest cure rate in the market. It has no side effects and no recovery period. As a result, you can go about your daily activities right after the treatment. Also, it is not painful.
If you have any signs of nail fungus, call us at (800) 672-0625 or visit our website for more information on our doctors at one of our over 160 locations.