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Class IV Laser Therapy Toenail Fungus

Are You Suffering and/or Embarrassed from Toenail Fungus?

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You no longer need to feel embarrassed to wear open-toe shoes and sandals – or just go barefoot – because of toenail fungus or discoloration.
Leander Foot and Ankle is the area’s leader in restoring nails back to health, providing a natural and luminous appearance.

Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat toenail fungus (onychomycosis)!
Laser therapy penetrates the nail bed and kills the fungus living underneath the nail – without pain and without any harmful side effects.

When the colony of fungus under the nail is “attacked” by the laser, the elements that make it grow and thrive are destroyed. This allows your nail bed to begin growing new, healthy nail. Nails that won’t give you feelings of discomfort or embarrassment!

Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure.

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Toenail Fungus

What is Onychomycosis?

Fungal foot infections. They can create major discomfort and even embarrassment. They are also EXTREMELY COMMON; affecting millions of people each year.

Additionally, fungus is easily spread. Individuals with fungus may have contracted it through shared bathroom space, public locker rooms, showers, and pools, shared clothing or shoes, even carpeting.

For some, fungus is simply genetic. When this is the case, treatment can become even more difficult given the likelihood of reoccurrence.

One of the most prevalent types of fungal foot infections directly affects your toenails. This type of condition is known as onychomycosis.

You may have onychomycosis if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • yellow or other discoloration of your toenails
  • thickened or brittle toenails
  • an unpleasant odor coming from the nail area
  • pain

It’s not uncommon to feel discomfort and embarrassment due to the unsightly appearance and these symptoms of onychomycosis.

Fungal nail affects nearly 10% of the US population.

While many find the condition to be, simply, an eye sore, fungal nail can also lead to a larger problems including:

  • infection of other toenails
  • infecting friends and family
  • increased pain
  • ingrown toenails

Individuals with diabetes are also more susceptible to fungal nail given their compromised immune systems.

Laser therapy offers an effective, safe option for treating fungal toenail without the side effects of many oral medications.

Watch Video Below to Learn More About Onychomycosis and Laser Treatment

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Warts

Warts

Warts can appear anywhere on the body. When they are on the bottom of your foot, they are called plantar warts because they occur on the sole of your foot.

Because the bottom of the foot has a lot of pressure, the warts grow inward into the tissue of your foot. Sometimes they are covered by a callus that you can see on the surface of the skin.

Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus which enters the body through a break in the skin. This virus is very contagious and can be picked up in public areas such as swimming pools, showers and locker rooms. Teenagers and children are prone to getting this virus as are those with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms

  • A rough, grainy growth on the bottom of the foot
  • A callus that may have covered the wart
  • Black pinpoints on the surface of the wart
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing

It’s essential to seek out a podiatrist’s help immediately if you notice an ulcer.

Treatment

Over-the-counter wart treatments are not effective in eradicating the wart. Our professional treatments include:

  • Prescription salicylic acid treatments to peel away the wart.
  • Using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This is also called cryotherapy. The area will be numbed to reduce pain. The dead tissue will come off in a few weeks.
  • Laser treatment to destroy the wart by closing off the blood vessels.
  • Surgical removal of the wart.

Prevention

  • Always cover feet with shower shoes or flip-flops in public areas.
  • Keep your feet clean and dry.
  • Change socks and shoes daily.
  • Don’t touch any warts that you have as they can spread.

Class IV Laser Therapy Effectively Treating Foot & Ankle Pain

Are You Suffering from Chronic Foot or Ankle Pain?

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Leander Foot and Ankle

Living in pain is not living at all. When your feet hurt, everything hurts. 

Everyone’s pain is different. Dr. Afsha Naimat-Shahzad of Leander Foot & Ankle will diagnose and treat your unique pain – whether it’s in the heel, arches, ball of your foot and/or toes – getting you back to your daily routine with comfort and ease!

Class IV laser therapy is one of the most safe and effective ways to treat various conditions that cause foot and ankle pain! Laser therapy has a vast amount of benefits including:

  • Accelerated cellular reproduction and growth – which is key in repairing the cells of cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissue.
  • Reduced scar tissue that typically develops from specific injuries. When patients have less scar tissue, the likelihood of chronic pain is also reduced.
  • Decreased inflammation and increased blood circulation

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Foot & Ankle Pain




Understanding Laser Therapy for Pain Management

With 26 bones in the foot alone, as well as major ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves – it’s not surprising that millions of Americans suffer various types of foot and ankle pain.

Class IV laser therapy is used for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.

When the light source is placed against the skin, photons penetrate several centimeters down and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy producing part of a cell). This energy results in the restoration of normal cell function.

The main goal of laser therapy is to stimulate the cell to perform its natural functions, but at an enhanced rate.

Laser therapy is a quick and easy treatment allowing patients to relax during the procedure. In contrast to “cold lasers,” which provide no feeling or sensation, high power diode laser therapy provides a warm, soothing feeling.

Some of the most common source of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis – which often creates moderate to severe heel pain
  • Tendonitis including
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Posterior tendonitis (or PTTD)
    • Peroneal tendonitis (tendonitis affecting the midfoot and arch)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Neuroma (or a pinched nerve)
  • Arthritis and inflammation
  • Bunions
  • Hallux limitus (or a stiff big toe joint)

Any one of these conditions can create chronic (long-term) pain or acute (short-term) pain.

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis). “Extracorporeal” means “outside of the body.” During this noninvasive procedure, sonic waves are directed at the area of pain using a device similar to that currently used in nonsurgical treatment of kidney stones.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is prescribed for patients who have experienced plantar fasciitis for an extended period of time — six months or more — and have not benefited from other conservative treatments. The brief procedure lasts about 15 minutes and is performed without need for anesthesia. Strong sound waves are directed at and penetrate the heel area to stimulate a healing response by the body. ESWT is performed in our office.

People who are not candidates for ESWT include pregnant women and individuals with neurological foot disease, vascular foot disease, pacemakers, or people taking medications that interfere with blood clotting (such as Coumadin).

This therapy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for heel pain. Clinical studies show a 70 percent success rate for treatment of plantar fasciitis using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.

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1820 Crystal Falls Parkway, Suite 320
Leander, TX 78641
Phone: 512-883-7135
Fax: 512-717-9071
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