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Onychomycosis (Foot 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. If the disease continues to progress without treatment, onychomycosis may interfere with standing, walking, and exercising.

Spotting Foot Fungus

Onychomycosis is easily identified by its appearance, but there are similar conditions and infections that can cause similar symptoms. Foot fungus should always be diagnosed by your podiatrist before you begin treatment.

Risk factors making one more susceptible to onychomycosis include:

  • Family history
  • Advancing age
  • Poor health
  • Trauma
  • Showering in communal showers
  • Wearing shoes without good airflow

Treatment

Treatments for onychomycosis vary depending on the individual and the severity of the case. Recent breakthroughs have yielded new treatments which can cut traditionally long treatment times dramatically. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your trusted podiatrist.

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Dr Larry Assalita's office is in Scenery Park

110 Regent Court, Suite 200
We are adjacent to the elevator, top floor ( level 2 )

Enter through the side of the building that faces Atherton Street ( right photo above ) for Elevator Access.
Park outside, not under the building ( those covered spaces are reserved and your car would be towed )

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am to Noon

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed