This condition is often ignored because the infection can be present for years without any pain. However, if left untreated, fungi could also spread to other toenails and it may become thick and crumbly, eventually causing the nails to be separated from the nail bed.
Causes of fungal nails
- Humid or moist work condition
- Inability to maintain proper foot and footwear hygiene
- Sharing nail clippers, footwear or socks with someone affected by fungal nails
- Excessively sweaty feet
- History of injury to the nail
- History of Athlete’s foot
- Walking barefoot in damp public spaces
Friendly foot care.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Practice good foot hygiene
Daily washing of the feet with soap and water
Drying feet carefully, especially between the toes
Keep shoes and socks dry
Shower shoes should be worn when possible in public areas
Disinfect home pedicure tools and instruments
Don’t apply polish to nails suspected of infection
WHAT CAN CHIROPODIST DO?
Perform a physical examination
Prescribe appropriate anti-fungal medication
16 Winchester Rd. E., Unit 3
Whitby, ON L1M 1B3
Ample parking available
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
CONNECT WITH US
The Brooklin Foot Clinic offers the following Chiropody Services to the Durham region, including Ajax, Brock, Brooklin,
Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby.
Custom Made Orthotics | Swift Microwave Therapy For Plantar Wart | Theralase®: Cold Laser Therapy | Onyfix non-surgical nail correction |
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) | Diabetic Foot Care | Orthopedic Footwear | Surgical Procedures/Injections | Compression Stockings |
Skin and Nail Conditions | Clear Toe Therapy – Toe Fx