We all have been waiting, and thankfully the warmer weather is finally around the corner. You might be itching to get back in the gym so that you can work on that perfect summer body, or maybe you are already showing off those abs at one of the local swimming pools.
And though these places may have plenty of “gains” and fun times to offer, we do hope that one of these offerings is not onychomycosis – also known as toenail fungus.
Toenail fungus is more common than you might think. This condition is fairly easy to catch as it is present in a variety of places – if it is warm, damp and dark, then it is a great place for fungi to thrive. Anywhere from indoor pool decks and public locker rooms to the inside of your own shoes, they are all environments in which fungi can grow.
It really doesn’t take much for a fungal infection to develop. And though it is definitely easy to catch this unsightly condition, you should keep in mind that it can take a while for a new, healthy nail to grow back even after proper treatment.
That is why it is so important that you prevent this problem from happening in the first place. And, the good news is that treating a fungal toenail is not as tough as it used to be!
So, instead of hiding your toes from the world, why don’t you do something about it?
Keep reading our blog to find out what signs/symptoms you should be on the lookout for, how you can prevent this pesky problem from developing, and what are your treatment options if toenail fungus does, in fact, happen to you.
The bottom line is that in the midst of summer excitement, fungal toenail is very much a reality. Though there are definitely ways for you to steer clear from this condition if you proactively take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place.
But if you end up developing a fungal nail despite all your attempts to steer clear from this unsightly problem, then let us help you!
To schedule an appointment at our Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates office, call (248) 360-3888 or simply fill out our handy request form online.