Tuesday, 28 November 2023 00:00

Onychomycosis, commonly known as a fungal nail infection, unveils itself as a subtle yet persistent condition that warrants attention. This ailment occurs when fungi, often dermatophytes, yeast, or molds, invade the toenails, leading to a range of symptoms. The definition lies in the gradual discoloration, thickening, and distortion of the affected nails. Diagnosing onychomycosis involves a careful examination by a podiatrist who may analyze nail samples under a microscope or through a culture to identify the causative fungi. The condition, often exacerbated by warm, moist environments, compromised immunity, or pre-existing nail injuries, can be challenging to eradicate. Early detection and prompt intervention are vital for effective management. Understanding the nuances of onychomycosis empowers individuals to seek timely medical assistance, initiating targeted treatments and preventive measures for healthier, fungus-free nails. If you have developed toenail fungus, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can offer you successful treatment options in addition to effective preventive methods.

For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Thong V. Truong of California. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is a condition that affects many people and can be especially hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating and avoiding it.

Antifungals & Deterrence

Oral antifungal medicine has been shown to be effective in many cases. It is important to consult with a podiatrist to determine the proper regiment for you, or potentially explore other options.

Applying foot powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – Wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Chico, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 27 November 2023 00:00

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 00:00

Many older people, even those over 80 years old, may need surgery on the front part of their foot. If they follow their doctor's advice, they usually do not feel much pain after the surgery. Before the operation, it is very important to do all the needed health checks and talk to the right health experts. Every patient, no matter their age, should really understand what foot surgery involves, what they need to do afterward, and what results to expect. If the podiatrist takes care of things like blood flow, and makes sure health during and after surgery is carefully managed, then surgery on older people's feet can go well and be very helpful. If you are an older person with foot problems that may necessitate surgery, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss whether this is a sound option for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Thong V. Truong of California. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Chico, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 20 November 2023 00:00

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to more serious concerns, such as an infection. Knowing proper nail care can help in the prevention of an ingrown toenail. Give us a call, and get treated!

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