Fungus Toenail Specialist

Brad Hayman, DPM -  - Podiatric Surgeon

Complete Foot & Ankle Care

Brad Hayman, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon located in Prescott, AZ

Toenail fungus can certainly make you feel like you have to hide your feet, but it can also make your nails become so brittle, they start falling off. Before your case of fungus toenails becomes too severe, visit with Brad Hayman, DPM, CWS at Complete Foot & Ankle Care in Prescott, Arizona. Dr. Hayman is a double board-certified podiatrist who offers some of the most effective nail fungus solutions available. Book your evaluation online, or call the office directly.

Fungus Toenail Q & A

What causes toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus, as the name implies, is caused by various fungal organisms, although yeasts and molds can contribute to nail infections, too. Your risk of developing a toenail fungus infection increases if you:

  • Have a history of athlete’s foot
  • Walk barefoot in damp communal areas, like locker rooms
  • Have a chronic skin condition, such as psoriasis
  • Sweat profusely and regularly wear moist socks

Toenail fungus can affect men and women of any age, but your risk increases if you’re older and have poor blood circulation. Diabetes, which is known for affecting your blood circulation, can also increase your chances of having a toenail fungus infection.

How do I know if I have toenail fungus?

Discovering that you have a toenail fungus infection is generally pretty obvious. Your nails start changing color and turning from a whitish to a yellow-brown color. If left untreated, toenail fungus can cause your nails to:

  • Start chipping away
  • Become severely brittle
  • Become distorted in shape
  • Start smelling badly

Sometimes, toenail fungus also causes your nails to become overly thickened to the point where trimming them becomes increasingly difficult. Since toenail fungus infections can become painful and can continue flaring up, it’s important to see Dr. Hayman at Complete Foot & Ankle Care as soon as possible.

What is the treatment for toenail fungus?

Dr. Hayman offers several types of fungus toenail solutions, so you can expect fast and effective relief. Depending on the severity of your specific condition, your treatment plan may include:

  • Medicated nail polish
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Medicated antifungal cream
  • Laser fungus treatments

For severe cases of toenail fungus, Dr. Hayman might need to remove your affected toenail (or toenails). This in-office surgery allows him to treat your underlying nail bed directly, so you can get relief once and for all.

If you continue struggling with toenail fungus infections, Dr. Hayman may suggest permanently removing your nail. This is also a possible last resort if you have severe nail pain.

Get rid of your toenail fungus once and for all at Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Click on the online scheduler to book your appointment today, or call the clinic to schedule.