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 foot doctor 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 Westchester Podiatric Medicine, P.C. for foot care in Yonkers.
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. If ignored, the infection can spread and possibly impair your ability to work or even walk. Foot care treatments in Yonkers may vary, depending on the nature and severity of the infection. The latest treatments available are the use of various lasers. Our podiatrist utilizes the Pinpointe laser, which is approved for the partial, temporary clearing of fungal nails. The Pinpointe FootLaser was developed by scientists and medical professionals over a 20-year period, with funding provided by the National Institutes of Health. For years lasers have been used safely on the foot for wart and other skin conditions. These are the same type of lasers that are being used to treat nail fungus. This is an excellent choice for patients not wanting to take oral medications.
You should always 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. Call our office today to learn more about our treatment options and laser foot care in Yonkers. By making Westchester Podiatric Medicine, P.C your podiatrist, you’ll be one step closer to having healthy and happy feet.