Don't let stubborn, painful, and unsightly toenail issues make every step uncomfortable and force you to give up the activities you enjoy. When toenail problems are giving you grief, the best thing you can do is seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for help.
Advanced Foot Care is a premier podiatry practice that has provided exceptional nail care for patients throughout The Woodlands and neighboring communities since 1993. Whether you're struggling with ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, a traumatic toenail injury, or another toenail issue, our expert podiatrists can get you back on your feet doing what you love. We provide solutions to a wide range of toenail conditions right here in our office. From topical medications to surgeries to advanced treatments, our specialists can help you find relief.
Treatment for Ingrown Toenails
Wearing the proper footwear and cutting toenails straight across (rather than rounding the edges) can help prevent ingrown toenails. When ingrown nails do occur, at-home remedies like foot soaks—or simply letting the situation run its course—may help.
Unfortunately, sometimes people suffer from recurring ingrown toenails despite their best prevention efforts. This may indicate an underlying issue—such as an abnormal foot structure—that makes the toenails prone to developing problems. In such cases, home remedies often fail, and you'll continue to struggle with ingrown nails without professional intervention.
Advanced Foot Care offers a variety of treatment options for ingrown toenails, including:
- Carefully lifting the nail to allow extra relief and faster healing
- Partially removing the nail with a local anesthetic
- Prescribing topical and oral medications
We may also recommend some simple changes in footwear and give you some pointers on proper ways to trim your toenails. Now, we know what you're probably thinking: "Who needs help with toenail trimming?" But you'd be surprised at how many people cut nails too short or round out the corners—both of which you should never do.
Hyper Blue Laser Therapy for Fungal Nails
Fungal toenail infections are highly contagious and often difficult to resolve. Are you dealing with fungal toenails that haven't responded to conservative treatments? We offer state-of-the-art Hyper Blue laser therapy for particularly stubborn fungal infections.
This treatment uses very specific light energy to kill the fungus underneath the nail at its very source—something topical medications often have a hard time accomplishing. Even better, studies have shown that Hyper Blue laser therapy is one of the best treatment options available for patients suffering from unsightly fungal nails. Boasting a success rate of up to 90 percent in clinical trials, Hyper Blue also offers the following benefits:
- Quick 15-minute treatment sessions
- No recovery period—you can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment
- No known side effects or pain are associated with the treatment
- Patients experience much faster results—sometimes within just a couple of months.
Of course, this doesn't mean your nails cannot become infected again during treatment. If you have toenails, there is always a chance of infection. It's important to take measures to avoid coming into contact with contaminated surfaces and environments both during and after treatment. You can easily do this by wearing sandals or shower shoes when walking in public areas, like locker rooms and pool decks, as well as washing and drying your feet thoroughly every day and alternating between pairs of shoes to allow enough time for them to dry out completely.
Don't Delay the Treatment You Need to Restore Your Nails to Health
Toenail issues can be frustrating, especially after many failed attempts to get rid of them. Though it can certainly be difficult to treat infected and ingrown toenails, it's not impossible. Getting treatment sooner rather than later will make the whole process much easier.
With the right treatment and the right foot care habits, you can finally be proud of how your toes look and feel. Complete our contact form or call our office at (281) 292-7000 to schedule an appointment.