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Are you suffering from your ugly fungal infections? Are they discolored, brittle, painful and/or even causing ingrown toenails? When your toenails have a fungal infection, it is hard to treat topically because of the location. Because creams will not penetrate under the nail, the alternative medication option is an oral medication. However, oral meds can come with side effects and may not be the safest option for children.

One of the services we offer here at Community Foot and Ankle of Mentor is Laser Therapy for Fungal Nails. It’s another option to treat fungal toenails quickly and painlessly. Laser can be focused and penetrated deeply so as to kill the fungus spores living beneath the nails without having to resort to surgery or a bad infection that may leave you with no toenail. Treatment can be done in just one 10 minutes session, and if deemed necessary by our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Robert J. Rosenstein, some follow-up treatments to prevent recurrence. While laser therapy kills the fungus, it does not clear up the color or look of the toenail and will take a normal growth cycle to grow healthy toenails.

Laser therapy is also helpful in therapies related to healing muscles and tissues. The laser draws nutrients to the affected area promoting healing through increased circulation. The benefits include decreasing inflammation, arthritis, and other painful symptoms. It accelerates cell metabolism, increases joint flexibility, and reduces pain associated with muscle or tissue injury. Because it optimizes healing conditions, treatment time and recovery time is reduced. At Community Foot and Ankle of Mentor, we use it to treat issues such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, sprains, and other painful podiatric issues.

If you have fungal nails or other podiatric issues that could be treated with Laser therapy, make an appointment at our office. Dr. Robert J. Rosenstein would be glad to discuss treatment options with you. Our aim is to keep you walking!

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