Toenail conditions often lead to foot pain and fall under conditions treated by podiatrists. Common toenail problems that we treat at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers include toenail fungus, ingrown toenails, nail discoloration and psoriatic nails. If you think you might have one of these conditions or are experiencing toe pain, don’t delay treatment as it could worsen with time or lead to other serious foot problems. Our podiatrists at each of our 6 locations, including our Lake Worth location, offers care from podiatrists who will provide a diagnosis and discuss a comprehensive treatment plan for your toenail condition. Call 561-793-6170 to schedule an appointment today or click here to request an appointment.
Ingrown toenails are a condition that occurs when the edge of your toenail grows into the flesh on the side of your toe. It can cause toe pain to the point of inhibiting your activity and often become infected. Ingrown toenails are a result of not cutting your toenails straight across; and can be made worse when you wear shoes that are too tight and crowd your toes. Our doctors relieve your foot pain associated with ingrown toenails by cutting away the nail and often use laser treatment to prevent it from growing back.
Patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis often develop psoriasis of the nails as well. Symptoms of psoriatic toenails include breakage, pitting, lines, and unusual thickness. Without treatment they can impede your activities and lead to social impairments because of the unsightly appearance. Even though there is no cure for psoriasis on nails, our podiatrists are able to treat it with prescription creams, ointments, and injections that can help reduce the symptoms.
Toenail discoloration can help doctors diagnose a number of different conditions. Nail discoloration can indicate a problem with the nail or nail bed itself as well as other systemic diseases. Usually a discoloration in the toenails is caused by a fungus. If your toenails turn yellow, green, or black, you should consult with one of our podiatrists for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that affects one or more nails. It is very common in South Florida because of the wet and humid climate. It is easily contracted when walking barefoot in places like gyms, outdoor bathrooms, and swimming pools. Toenail fungus causes yellowing or discoloration of the toenail and if left untreated can become brittle, thick, unsightly, and even painful. The condition is very resistant to over the counter treatments, but our podiatrists have toenail fungus treatment options that can help you safely and effectively treat it.