Toenail fungus is more than a cosmetic concern that disrupts your nail’s appearance; it can also compromise the health of your nail and surrounding tissues. At Mesilla Valley Footcare in Las Cruces, New Mexico, experienced podiatrists Rolando Cadena, DPM, and Clair Cadena Miranda, DPM, target toenail fungus at the source. Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda use advanced diagnostic techniques and tailored treatment plans to effectively address toenail fungus. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a toenail fungus consultation.
Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is an infection that affects your toenail’s' health, appearance, and strength. While fungus can penetrate your fingernails, the condition is more common in toenails, which are more susceptible to warm, damp environments. Toenails offer the perfect breeding ground for fungi to grow and spread.
At Mesilla Valley Footcare, Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda offer the latest toenail fungus solutions. They work with you to clear your infection and prevent it from returning.
Toenail fungus isn’t always obvious. It often starts as a small white or yellow dot on your nail. As the infection grows, it can distort your nail’s shape, color, and texture, leading to:
Spotting these warning signs is crucial to your nail health. Early intervention can help prevent further complications.
Toenail fungus is common in people of all ages — anybody can get it — but some people are more likely to have it than others. Common risk factors for toenail fungus include:
Sharing footwear, towels, or walking barefoot in communal areas can increase your chances of infection.
You can prevent toenail fungus by making a few simple lifestyle changes:
Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda can provide more personalized recommendations based on your lifestyle and activity level.
Mesilla Valley Footcare offers many effective treatments for toenail fungus, including topical and oral antifungal medications, debridement (removing part of the affected nail), and cryotherapy (extreme cold).
Call Mesilla Valley Footcare today or use the online booking tool to schedule a toenail fungus consultation.