Our Pueblo, Pueblo West, CO Podiatrists Can Help You With Toenail & Skin Problems
LASER THERAPY FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS
Do you have thick, yellow, discolored toenails? Are you embarrassed to wear your open-toed shoes in public? Chances are you have fungal toenails, a condition also known as onychomycosis.
Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that growsin and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungus can stay in the nails for many years and can be passed from one person to another.
They include topical medications, oral medications, which can have some serious side effects; and the newest modality which is laser therapy.
Laser therapy treatments have shown to improve unsightly toenails issues.
At Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care. we use laser therapy for fungal toenails which is the easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.
- Painless treatment for onychomycosis
- No pain, no downtime, and no risk
- No more embarrassment about unsightly feet
If you're tired of looking at those unsightly toenails, please contact our practice, Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care, to determine if you are a candidate for laser therapy.
At Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care, many of my patients fear coming in for treatment of an infected ingrown toenail. They come in with excruciating pain and we get to send them home feeling a whole lot better.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails, we can remove the root in the office to permanently prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to come in. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless, and we'll get you back to your normal activities right away.
WARTS (PLANTAR WARTS)
At our podiatry practice, Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care, we offer many wart removal treatment options. Foot Warts (Plantar Warts) are a common foot condition that we treat in our practice. If you have one or more growths on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be painful, chances are it's a plantar wart.
Plantar Warts are caused by a virus. You may notice little black dots in the wart. People sometimes think these dots are splinters. They are actually the blood vessels that nourish the wart. You can get viral warts anywhere you walk barefoot, such as the local pool, karate studio, dance studio, locker room or even from a pedicure salon.
There are several treatments for plantar warts, the type of treatment received depends upon the patient's needs. Plantar warts can spread easily. If you think you have one or more plantar warts, come in immediately to have them removed before they multiply
FOOT OR ANKLE SKIN CANCER
THINK IT'S SKIN CANCER?
Have you noticed a growth or a discoloration on your foot or ankle? Has this growth changed shape or color recently?
In either case you should come in for an evaluation to let us determine if these conditions warrant treatment. Foot or ankle Melanoma (cancer (malignant tumor)) are often missed or diagnosed too late. We see these conditions every day in our practice and we are equipped to diagnose and treat these conditions quickly and effectively.
Don't put yourself at risk by ignoring these signs. Schedule a consultation so that our podiatry team at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care can safeguard you against the cancers and complications that could develop.
ATHLETE'S FOOT (TINEA PEDIS)
What is Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)?
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot. Symptoms typically include burning, pain, itching and scaling.
Athlete's foot is highly contagious. People pick up these fungal infections when walking barefoot on contaminated floors and object. Athlete's Foot can even be passed from person to person.
Although Athlete's foot can be treated with anti-fungal medications, you should always try to keep your feet dry, wear cotton socks and "breathable shoes".
Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care offer various treatments for Athlete's foot. If you think you have athlete's feet, schedule an appointment with our foot specialist and let us help you find relief.