Do you yearn for the days when your toenails were clear and smooth and they didn’t embarrass you?
When you have toenail problems it’s tempting to go to the pharmacy and pick up the latest potion or to start digging with scissors and blades. Don’t do it! Your feet play an essential role in the quality of your life, they are delicate, and must be treated with care.
To get rid of toenail problems, the most critical step is to determine what has caused them in the first place.
The Most Common Toenail Conditions
- Ingrown Toenails: This is a common condition where a corner or side of a toenail has grown into the flesh. If you have an ingrown toenail, it’s essential that you don’t try to cure it yourself. Ingrown toenails are highly susceptible to infection and should only be treated by a podiatrist who will be able to treat your toenail, so it looks and feels normal again.
- Toenail Fungus: Toenail fungus is ugly, gross, and causes much embarrassment for thousands of people. It can spread to other parts of your body and even to your family members!
- Thick or Yellow Toenails: Micro trauma can cause thick or yellow toenails. Micro trauma is constantly banging your toe and can occur when you run because your nail appears thick and yellow.
- Changes Due To Systemic Disease: Numerous diseases can cause changes to your toenails, some of which can be very painful. They include psoriasis, arthritis, and circulatory disorders.
- Trauma to the Nail: Can be caused by a signigicant event such as dropping a can on your toe or stubbing your toe extremely hard. This may cause bleeding and discomfort under the nail that should be treated.
We Approach Toenail Conditions Differently Here
Dr. Baldinger believes that no one should have to live with the pain and embarrassment caused by toenail problems. He starts with a gentle examination that includes a culture of you nail to determine if fungus is a cause. Once he’s satisfied that he knows what caused your toenail condition, he will determine the treatment that will be the most effective for you – with an eye on your comfort and long-term health.
After 30 years in practice, Dr. Baldinger has examined quite a lot of feet! He is an expert on toenail problems and even your pinky toe is important to him. If you suspect you have an ingrown toenail or if your toenails are yellow, rough, or thick, we invite you to see Dr. Baldinger.
No More Embarrassing Toenails!