Podiatrist Uses Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails in Pasadena Ca
Podiatrist Uses Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails in Pasadena Ca

Pasadena Podiatrist Uses Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)


Whether you ended up with fungal toenails from a nail injury that made you susceptible, from athlete's foot that took an opportunity to spread, or just as a natural result of dry nails due to age, you don't have to live with unsightly, thick, discolored toenails caused by fungus. (Contrary to popular belief, it is rare to "catch" nail fungus from another person.)

Dr. Sara Shirazi, the full-time podiatric specialist among the team of orthopedic doctors at Pasadena Orthopedics, is experienced in using both common and state-of-the-art treatments to get your feet looking and feeling better.

Symptoms of Toenail Fungus and Fungal Nail Solutions at Pasadena Orthopedics

Some symptoms you might notice if you've contracted a fungal nail infection include:
  • Early on, a white or yellow spot on the affected nail.
  • Thickening nails.
  • Nail growth slowed or toenail stopped growing.
  • Nails have become more brittle and dry, possibly causing jagged edges.
  • The white or yellow spot spreads to the remainder of the nail and possibly to adjacent toenails.
  • In more advanced stages, you may have nail bed pain or redness.
  • Any of the above symptoms accompanied by symptoms of athlete's foot like redness or itching of the skin between the toes.

Due to these symptoms, especially if the thickening of the nails is significant, you might also notice that the toes of your shoes become less comfortable and fit differently than they did before you acquired the nail fungus. All of this varies on the severity and types of toenail fungus you have.
Regardless of your current nail condition, Dr. Shirazi has treatment options for toenail fungus, including:
  • State-of-the-art laser treatment for fungal nails. This treatment has promising results in improving the appearance of, reducing the pain in, and longer-lasting results for your toenails.
  • Conventional medication. Many types of fungal infection are treated with a prescription medication.
  • Toenail removal. As a last resort, if your nails are not responding to treatment, but are causing you pain or make you feel like you can't go barefoot, it may be time to remove a severely infected nail. You can discuss this option with Dr. Shirazi to make sure other non-invasive treatments are exhausted first.

Again, whatever the condition of your feet, we at Pasadena Orthopedics would like to help you improve. We want you to feel comfortable and confident wearing your best open-toed shoes or going barefoot at the beach. We also want to ensure a minor fungal infection is treated early on for best results and with the least likelihood that the infection will cause you pain or other disruption. Call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to make an appointment for a nail consultation.
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