Here is a list of things that almost everyone knows about fungal toenails—whether they’ve had them or not:
At Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates, we can expertly determine the source of problems related to biomechanics and provide the necessary treatment to provide you or a loved one the relief you need.
What are Biomechanics?
In a nutshell, biomechanics is the study of structure and motion in living creatures.
You may have heard your body described as similar to a car before, and that really isn’t too far off. Although getting around in both a car and on foot can feel quite simple, the reality is that there are complex structures in place to make that possible.
One foot alone contains 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 soft tissues – including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Proper, comfortable motion means many of those parts have to work together not only with each other, but the structures of our legs and other parts higher up as well.
And just like with a car, trouble can begin when something in the system is out of form.
They Can Come Back If You Don’t Prioritize Aftercare
One quick word of warning before we go.
Fungal toenails tend to return even after they’ve been treated. That isn’t because treatments aren’t effective. It’s because, far too often, people don’t change the bad habits that led to infection in the first place.
So if you want your fungal toenails to stay gone, it’s important that you make preventative care a part of your daily routine going forward. This includes things like:
- Washing your feet every day
- Wearing breathable socks and shoes
- Applying antifungal powders or sprays to your shoes
- Rotating shoes daily to allow sufficient drying time
- Never going totally barefoot in public locations
When you come in to see us for an appointment, we’ll be sure to break down the biggest risk factors and causes so you can build a successful prevention strategy!
Don’t wait any longer to break free from your unsightly fungal toenails! Make an appointment with Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates today by calling (248) 360-3888 for medical treatment, and another at Sole Serenity Spa by calling (248) 779-8777 for aesthetic treatment.