What should I know about nail fungus?
A Fungal Nail Infection is a condition that can also be referred to as Onychomycosis (on-ih–koh-my-KOH-sis) or Tinea Unguium.
Fungi thrive in warm, moist places, such as your shoes.
Nail Fungus and Athlete’s Foot are contagious
The first sign of nail fungus may appear as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the toenail. As the fungus grows, it may cause your nail to discolor to yellow, green, or black, thicken, and crumble around the edge.
Most nail fungus is caused by microscopic organisms called fungi that do not require sunlight to survive. Some of these same organisms also cause Athlete’s Foot.
Without treatment the toenails can become so thick that they cause pressure, irritation and pain, and can spread to adjacent nails and skin.
Contact The Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona Today
If you feel you might be suffering from a Fungal Nail Infection, the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona can help treat the area and bring your nails and feet back to full health. At the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona, only the best techniques are offered to provide you relief. Our team will be able to properly examine and diagnose your infection to offer you the right treatment plan for proper relief.