Our Award-Winning Physicians Can Help Treat & Resolve Your Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus can be very distressing. Caused by a micro-organism that feeds on the keratin in the nail tissue, an infection usually results in toenails that are thick, discolored, crumbly, and ragged.
Fungal nail infections can affect people of all ages, but is more common in older individuals. The fungus begins growing first at the tip of the nail, but will eventual work its way back to the base. This is what causes the yellowish discoloration and thickening of the nail itself.
Fungus isn’t the only possible cause of discolored nails, of course. Other possible explanations include trauma, psoriasis, or lichen planus. During your initial visit, the doctor will take a biopsy of the nail. This is painless, and will help us confirm whether or not fungus is actually present.
Fungal nails can be treated with different treatments:
- Oral antifungal pills
- Topical antimicrobials, such as nail lacquer or cream
- Laser therapy
Each of these medications can be used individually or in combination. To determine the best plan for your nails please speak with one of our well qualified physicians today. You can reach our office at (254) 776-6995.
At Waco Foot & Ankle, our team of highly trained, award-winning physicians is guided by a simple goal—helping you recover as quickly as possible from whatever is hurting your feet or ankles, so that you can go back to living the lifestyle you enjoy.
We provide a full range of services for almost all common (and not so common) injuries, illnesses, deformities, and other conditions of the feet and ankles. And we listen and work closely with you to develop a custom treatment plan that works best for your condition, your goals, and your lifestyle.
Read on to learn more about the conditions we treat, and some of the advanced services we provide.
Millions of Americans suffer from heel pain on a regular basis, for a wide range of reasons—shoes, occupations, hobbies, structural problems with their feet, and more. But heel pain is not inevitable. And at our Heart of Texas Heel Pain Center, the doctors of Waco Foot & Ankle can diagnose and reverse your heel pain using a variety of both traditional and advanced methods, including stem cell therapy and MLS laser therapy.
Texans love to play—whether that means football, soccer, baseball, running, or any other sport! Unfortunately, that can often lead to painful, sometimes even debilitating injuries to the feet and ankles. Fortunately for you, the team at Waco Foot & Ankle offers advanced care options for traumatic injuries like sprains and broken bones, as well as overuse injuries like shin splints and stress fractures. The goal, of course? Getting you back in the game at 100%, as quickly and as safely as possible.
While almost all foot problems can occur in both sexes, some conditions are just much more likely to develop in women due to differences in foot structure, biochemistry, and even popular footwear styles. Our physicians are experts in dealing with common women’s foot problems—including bunions, hammertoes, and skin conditions—and can provide multiple treatment options to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle.
Did you know that about 25% of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lifetime—and that nearly 100,000 Americans per year require amputations to stop the progression of diabetic wounds with uncontrolled infections? At our office, we provide advanced wound care—including the use of amniotic stem cells—to heal diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and other types of lower extremity wounds as quickly as possible.
Other Conditions We Treat and Services We Provide
In addition to the specialty areas mentioned above, the Waco Foot & Ankle team provides the highest quality care for a wide variety of other conditions. Click any of the buttons below to learn more about our service areas.
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201 Colonnade Parkway, Suite #100
Woodway, TX 76712