Many of our patients seek our help in the treatment of various infections of the foot. And that’s because we do more than merely treat the infection. Toenail fungus, for example, is one of the many conditions that we treat. If you’re looking for a podiatrist with a treatment approach that revolves around paying attention to all the details of the body, not to just the problematic or infected part, then it’s time you visit the office of Donald J. Adamov, DPM.
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection underneath the surface of the nail caused by fungi. Toenail fungus is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without causing any pain. The nail often becomes darker in color and smells foul. Debris may collect beneath the nail plate, white marks frequently appear on the nail plate, and the infection is capable of spreading to other toenails, the skin, or even the fingernails. If ignored, the infection can spread and possibly impair your ability to work or even walk. Treatments may vary, depending on the nature and severity of the infection. Dr. Adamov can detect a fungal infection early, culture the nail, determine the cause, and form a suitable treatment plan. Oral antifungals may be the most effective treatment. They offer a shorter treatment regimen of approximately three months and improved effectiveness. Dr. Adamov may also prescribe a topical treatment, which can be an effective treatment modality for Spring Hill fungal nails. In some cases, surgical treatment may be required. Temporary removal of the infected nail can be performed to permit direct application of a topical antifungal. Permanent removal of a chronically painful nail that has not responded to any other treatment permits the fungal infection to be cured and prevents the return of a deformed nail.
You should visit a podiatrist when you notice any discoloration, thickening, or deformity of your toenails. The earlier you seek professional treatment, the greater your chance at getting your nails to clear. At the office of Donald J. Adamov, DPM, we view the person as a sum of all the body parts. For example, we will not treat just the foot as a foot problem but we will address other aspects of the body which have a correlation. This allows us to treat the whole body, not just your Spring Hill fungal nail. We can treat the problem at the core, not just take away the symptoms of it. By making Dr. Adamov your podiatrist, you’ll be one step closer to having healthy and happy feet. Call our office today to learn more about our treatment options.