Do you suffer from Fungal Toenails?

Fungal Toenails | Healthy Life Foot Clinic

The thought of having fungal toenails causes people a lot of stress. It can look ugly, it can smell & the nail can be hard to cut. You often don’t want to go barefooted or wear sandals in case someone sees your toes. And for many it’s something that just get’s covered up by nail polish & they hope will eventually go away. Others are worried someone else will “catch it”.

Fungal nail infections are extremely common. The cause is as the name suggests a fungus – think of mushrooms (but that’s a different type of fungus). Fungus is also what causes tinea. It is contagious which means you may have “picked it up” from somewhere. It likes moist, dark environments such as around pools/spas or showers at caravan parks & hotels. It gets into the nail through a microscopic split in the nail & then grows. You may be lucky & it stays in one nail but can spread to all your toenails.

Our advice is always assess & treat early – & that treatment may be something simple you can perform at home. Call today or book an appointment today by clicking on the “Book Appointment” button.

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What to expect at your consultation

When you see one of our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic, you’ll not only feel welcomed but confident in their care.

We’ll initially take the time to learn about you and your problem and how it’s affected you and what it’s stopping you from doing. We will then take a thorough history and perform a detailed examination to determine what’s wrong and the cause of your problem.

Part of the examination will involve observation of your walking which may also include the use of video or Gaitscan (this measures the pressure applied under your feet). We may also refer you for further xrays or ultrasound if indicated.

Finally, we will give you a plan which will clearly detail what the problem is, why it’s there and what we will do to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible. Treatment will vary according to your problem but may include a combination of hands on therapy (foot mobilisation and dry needling), strapping, exercise, footwear advice, laser, orthotic therapy and general foot care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.

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