CHICAGO, IL, May 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Fungus-the word isn't pretty and neither is the look of your toenails if they have a fungal infection. It can cause the nail to turn thick and appear crumble-like and yellowish.
"Some people choose not to treat toenail fungus, and that can permanently alter the look of the toenail. And the infection of the toe can get worse, causing pain," says Dr. Stein.
In the past, people relied on creams to get rid of toenail fungus, but that method didn't work for everyone. Plus, there was a higher risk that the toenail fungus would reappear.
Nowadays, there are three procedures for infected nails: oral drugs, topical drugs and laser treatment. The practice of using lasers in the health care field is continuing to grow, and this technology is helping the Lake Shore Foot & Ankle Podiatry stop toenail fungus and help patients regrow healthy toenails.
How Does Laser Technology Treat Toenail Fungus?
At Lake Shore Foot & Ankle Podiatry, Dr. Stein utilizes an FDA cleared laser called the Pinpointe FootLaser. This laser treatment acts as the clear solution to a discolored, infected nails. The in-office procedure only takes 30 minutes to an hour, and the laser's light simply detects and eliminates fungus living in and under the nail.
To step up the fight against toenail fungus, talk to Lake Shore Foot & Ankle Podiatry and their Pinpointe certified provider, Dr. Stein.
Patients can take preventative measures to lower the risk of reoccurring toenail fungus, and
To schedule an appointment with Lake Short Foot & Ankle's Lincoln Park area podiatrists, call (773) 477-3668. Or go to www.myachingfoot.com
About Lake Shore Foot & Ankle:
At Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, Dr. Lee R. Stein and his staff offer excellent service with superb people skills. Dr. Stein is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and he is active with the Association American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (as a fellow) and the Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery International Orthopedic Fellowship.Media Contact:
Lake Short Foot & Ankle
Dr. Lee R. Stein, DPM.
2623 North Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
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