Fungal Toenails

Do you struggle with Fungal Toenails and need some help?

Fungal toenails or onychomycosis is a common condition that we care for in our clinics. Onychomycosis can affect people of all ages and activity levels. It is a condition that is generally pain-free but can cause physical pain and discomfort if it progresses.

People can also be aware of the aesthetic look of the toenail, as it will often be discoloured yellow, white or even brown. The nail can be flaky and irregular in growth. To confirm the type of fungus present, a sample of the nail can be taken and sent to pathology for culturing. Some of the many treatment options available include topical paints/tinctures, oral medications, & Photodynamic therapy – PACT

Photodynamic Therapy – PACT

PACT is a recent advancement in nail fungal treatment. Our podiatry team will assess the suitability of your affected nail(s) for the treatment. PACT uses a UV sensitive gel and UV light to target the active fungal spores. This treatment involves reducing the affected toenails and then treating the nail(s) with PACT, three times in one week and then a follow-up treatment at four weeks. This treatment is pain-free and has no reported side effects.

For all treatments options, best outcomes are achieved with regular reduction of the active fungal spores with sterile instruments until the new, fresh toenail progresses forward.

What to expect in your consult?

Your initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant history and medical history, followed by a physical examination to determine the diagnosis and cause of your problem.

This will be discussed with you where we form a treatment plan for your needs. The treatment may vary but will often include a combination of “hands on therapies”, taping, advice, exercise therapies, dry needling as well as other options.

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