Souderton Podiatrist | Souderton Onychomycosis | PA | Indian Valley Podiatry Associates |

Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS

Michelle Morrissey, DPM

Liliya Kalyan, DPM

Locations

Souderton Office:
601 East broad Street,
Suite 220, 
Souderton, PA 18964 
215-723-9688
Harleysville Office:
484 Harleysville Pike,
Suite B(Rear of building),
Harleysville, PA 19438
215-256-1060
Kulpsville Office:
1715 Sumneytown Pike,
Suite 103,
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-855-FEET(3338)

 


Onychomycosis

 
Souderton Podiatrist | Souderton Onychomycosis | PA | Indian Valley Podiatry Associates |

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. This ailment causes fingernails or toenails to thicken, discolor, disfigure, and split. At first glance, onychomycosis appears to be only a cosmetic concern. However, without treatment, the toenails can become abnormally thick forcing the toe to press against the inside of the shoes, causing pressure, irritation, and pain.

Generally, onychomycosis does host any symptoms. Individuals seek treatment for cosmetic reason, not because they are experiencing pain.  However, if the disease continues to progress without treatment, onychomycosis may interfere with standing, walking, and exercising.

Onychomycosis is easily identified by its appearance. However, there are similar conditions and infections that can cause the nails to host a similar appearance to onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is generally established by laboratory tests before beginning treatment. Treatments for this condition can be long, expensive, and have associated health risks.

Risk factors making one more susceptible to onychomycosis include:  

  • Family history  
  • Advancing age
  • Poor health
  • Trauma
  • Showering in communal showers—such as fitness clubs
  • Habitually wearing shoes don’t allow proper airflow


Treatment options vary by individual and severity of the ailment. Talk with your doctor about what treatments will work best for you.

 
 
 
Souderton Podiatrist Indian Valley Podiatry Associates is a poidiatry office providing Onychomycosis, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Souderton, PA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 18964 area and surrounding areas in Souderton