WARWICK, RI, January 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- While the cooler months don't seem to be disappearing anytime soon, Dr. Stephen Rogers, Middletown podiatrist
, works to help his patients eliminate their toenail fungus. Even with closed toed shoes, it is important for patients to understand the importance of treating toenail fungus.
"With the colder months many of us might avoid treating toenail fungus because it is not visible at the moment, but it is important not to put off treatment. While you might not care now, you will care later when the infection has spread and it's sandal season. At Foot & Ankle Institute of New England we are available to help treat your toenail fungus so it doesn't worsen between now and spring or summer," said Dr. Stephen Rogers, podiatrist in Warwick, RI
Fungal toenail infections are a common foot health problem that can persist for years without ever causing you pain. A toenail's color will change, but is often brushed off as nothing more than a blemish. However, if left untreated, it can present further serious problems for your feet. Ultimately, the bacteria within the fungal toenail can lead to pain when walking or running. Some of the symptoms may include discoloration, brittleness, loosening, thickening, or crumbling of the nail. Additionally, an injury of the nail bed may also make the toenail more susceptible to infection.
When it comes to fungal toenails, Dr. Robert Gallucci, Warwick podiatrist
, offers some helpful tips for preventing this unsightly infection. First, patients should keep their feet clean and dry-bacteria thrives in dark damp places, especially on the feet. If patients perform pedicures at home, it is also important to disinfect those tools because the infection can linger on them even after the fungus is treated. Dr. Gallucci, Fall River podiatrist
, also encourages patients to avoid applying polish to nails if an infection is suspected, and to wear shoes in public facilities whenever possible.
If left untreated, a fungal infection can lead to other toenails, the skin on the feet and even a person's fingernails. In severe cases, the infection may even impair a person's ability to walk or it may lead to painful ingrown toenails. It is important that patients always seek care from Foot & Ankle Institute of New England when they notice any sign of an infection. A proper consultation with Drs. Robert Gallucci, Stephen Rogers, Jonathan Sabourin, and Douglas Reid, podiatrists in Middletown, RI
, can help patients further understand the available treatments for toenail fungus.
About Foot & Ankle Institute of New England: Foot and Ankle Institute of New England is a group of leading podiatrists in Warwick, Middletown and Fall River. Heel pain and flat feet specialists, Drs. Robert Gallucci, Stephen Rogers, Jonathan Sabourin, and Douglas Reid bring years of experience to the podiatric field and a passion for delivering quality foot and ankle care to every patient they serve. Services include treatment for heel pain, fungal nails, heel pain, diabetic wounds, and flat foot.
Dr. Stephen J. Rogers
300 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
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