Effective Treatment for Your Nail Health
Toenail fungus is an often embarrassing condition characterized by cracked and discolored toenails. Left untreated, nail fungus can lead to pain, discomfort, and more severe conditions such as severely ingrown or broken toenails and infections. Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists offers effective treatment for toenail fungus in Wauwatosa, WI.
What Causes Toenail Fungus?
Toenail fungus is most commonly caused by dermatophyte fungus, as well as yeast and mold. These microscopic fungi thrive in warm, moist environments and make their way into the body through tiny cuts or breaks in the skin.
Symptoms of Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus is typically characterized by nails that are:
- Separating from the nail bed
- Surrounded by a yellowish, foul-smelling build-up
How to Diagnosis Toenail Fungus
Given that other conditions such as psoriasis can mimic the look and symptoms of nail fungus, diagnosis is best made using a lab analysis of scrapings from under the nail in addition to a physical examination.
Our Treatment Approach
Surgery is always a last resort option, including when it comes to toenail fungus. We do our best to help you without surgery, and we have a number of treatment options available for toenail fungus including laser therapy. If you find that your toenails are hurting you or your feet are experiencing pain or discomfort, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Contact Us for Treatment for Toenail Fungus in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie's Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!