Thick, ugly toenails are usually due to fungal infections of the nails. This condition is called onychomycosis and can be challenging to treat. Topical medications are available but are of minimal efficacy. Oral medications are available, and are effective 65-70% of the time, but carry with them the potential for liver toxicity.
Wearing your favorite sandals shouldn’t be an anxiety-filled event. Yet, for many Texans the desire to hide their toes outweighs comfort. A fungal infection of the toenail can produce embarrassing discoloration and thickening. You don’t have to hide your feet any longer—fix your fungal nails at Dallas Podiatry Works! The Q Clear ™ Laser is […]
If you have fungal toenails, this may be the best news you’ve heard in a long time! The answer is a resounding, “No!” Many people live with the embarrassment of nails that have become discolored and thickened due to a fungal infection. The Q Clear™ Laser changes that by destroying stubborn toenail fungus. Mild cases […]
Everyone has to trim their toenails, but how you cut them does make a difference. Ingrown toenails can result when the nails aren’t cared for properly. Many people like a rounded shape, but it’s best to use clippers to cut straight across the toenail. Follow-up with a nail file to gently remove sharp corners. Request […]
There are several topical preparations available to “fix” fungal toenails. However, the efficacy is limited when choosing topical treatments. Treatment needs to include trimming and thinning out the nails, and often more aggressive treatment such as oral medications or laser therapy is needed.
There are four main causes of this common nail condition. Which category lines up with your experience? Have you injured your toenail? If so, the damaged portion my not grow in the same way that it did prior to the incident. Family traits are relevant as well. Some people have nails that are curvier than […]
Treatment and recovery for fungal toenails depends on the severity of the infection. The fungus is usually dealt with in two to four treatments—a couple more if the infection is severe. You won’t see an immediate change in your nails following a laser treatment, but that doesn’t mean it did not work. Usually in a […]
Fungal toenails are caused by microscopic organisms called fungi. Generally, a kind of fungi called dermatophytes are the culprits, but this condition can occasionally be caused by mold or yeast as well. Fungi grow well in warm, damp places, turning pools, public restrooms, locker rooms, and gyms into easy breeding grounds. Injuries to the nail, […]
When you come to Dallas Podiatry Works for a fungal nail appointment, your doctor will go over the diagnosis with you and discuss your treatment. For your toes to recover, the nail fungus needs to be eradicated. An important part of that is removing as much of the infected tissue as possible. During the appointment, […]
Contaminated nail polish can lead to a fungal infection, yes. Anyone who used it on toes that were already infected would have transferred the nail fungus to the brush and into the solution. Often polish seals the tissue and can encourage fungus-friendly environment as well. So it isn’t atypical for someone to remove their nail […]
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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