Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Toe Nail Fungus | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |

Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Physician & Surgeon of the Foot & Ankle

Address: 238 Hospital Drive Suite B
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone: (707) 463-3668
Fax: (707) 463-3664

 

Toe Nail Fungus

 

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. This ailment causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split. At first glance, onychomycosis appears to be only a cosmetic concern. However, without treatment, the toenails can become abnormally thick forcing the toe to press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain.

Generally, onychomycosis does host any symptoms. Individuals seek treatment for cosmetic reason, not because they are experiencing pain.  However, if the disease continues to progress without treatment, onychomycosis may interfere with standing, walking, and exercising.

Onychomycosis is easily identified by its appearance. However, there are similar conditions and infections that can cause the nails to host a similar appearance to onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is generally established by laboratory tests before beginning treatment. Treatments for this condition can be long, expensive, and have associated health risks.

Risk factors making one more susceptible to onychomycosis include:  

  • Family history  
  • Advancing age
  • Poor health
  • Trauma
  • Showering in communal showers—such as fitness clubs
  • Habitually wearing shoes don’t allow proper airflow


Treatment options vary by individual and severity of the ailment. Talk with your doctor about what treatments will work best for you.


Definition/ Cause :

Known as Onychomycosis. Affects half Americas by the age of 70.

Fungus infection occur when microscopic fungi gain entry through a small trauma in the nail.

Then the fungi spreads in warm, moist environments inside a person's sock and shoes.

Symptoms:

- Swelling

-Yellowing

-Thickening and crumbling of the nail

- Toe nail can vary from brown , yellow or  white.

Treatments:

- Nail removal procedure

- Laser treamtment

- Anti - fungual shampoo ( prescibed by Dr. Cosenza)


 

Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Toe Nail Fungus | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |
 
 
 
 
Ukiah Podiatrist Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM is a poidiatry office providing Toe Nail Fungus, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Ukiah, CA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Gout, Hammertoes, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 95482 area and surrounding areas in Ukiah