Nail Disorders Specialist

North Central Texas Foot & Ankle

Board Certified Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Decatur, TX & Roanoke, TX

Have you ever tried to battle toenail fungus? Or perhaps you’ve dropped something on your toe, creating a hematoma beneath the nail. The team at North Central Texas Foot & Ankle handles these nail disorders and more, allowing you to quickly resolve the problem. For expert diagnosis and treatment of your nail disorder, call the Decatur or Roanoke, Texas, location, or click on the scheduling button to set up a consultation.

Nail Disorders Q &A

What are the most common nail disorders?

The most common disorders to affect your toenails include:

Toenail fungus

Also called onychomycosis, toenail fungus is an infection caused by a fungus that thrives in damp, dark environments. Toenail fungus typically starts as a small discoloration, but all too soon, the fungus can wreak havoc on your toenails, causing them to crumble, separate from the nail bed, and even develop a foul odor.

Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the edges of your toenail grow into the flesh surrounding your nail, which leads to pain and inflammation.

Trauma

If you drop something on your toenail or your toe encounters trauma, a subungual hematoma can develop beneath the nail. Trapped under your nail with nowhere to go, this blood can cause moderate pain.

There are other conditions that can cause discoloration or deformities in your toenails, which can be attributed to everything from lung disease (yellow nail syndrome) to a bacterial infection in your cuticle (paronychia).

How do I know when to see a doctor for a nail disorder?

If you develop a toenail disorder that’s painful, it’s always a good idea to seek the counsel of North Central Texas Foot & Ankle. As well, conditions like toenail fungus can be extremely difficult to eradicate, requiring medical intervention.

If you have a disease like diabetes, any changes in your toenails bear close monitoring, so it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution

The bottom line is that you should use your best judgment. If you’re in discomfort or feel concerned about your toenail disorder, a quick trip to North Central Texas Foot & Ankle will provide you with peace of mind knowing that your feet are being well looked after.

How are nail disorders diagnosed and treated?

If you have a toenail disorder, your podiatrist at North Central Texas Foot & Ankle closely examines the issue and may perform further tests to get to the bottom of the issue, such as collecting a tissue sample for biopsy.

Your treatment depends upon their findings and can range from simple antifungal medications to a minor procedure to remedy a subungual hematoma.

For the quick resolution of your toenail disorder, call North Central Texas Foot & Ankle or request an appointment using the online booking tool.