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COVID-19 UPDATE: We are now able to schedule for non-emergency and routine foot care as well as elective procedures.
We have rearranged our schedule and patient volume with special disinfecting measures in place to keep you safe in our office. Please note:
1) If you are not feeling well prior to your appointment then reschedule for a later date.
2) Wear a mask in the office (Masks are available for those that may need one).
3) We request only one person accompany you to your appointment.
4) We have limited appointments available so plan ahead and schedule in advance if possible.
5) Notify us if you will be late or can't make your appointment.
We appreciate your patience and support during these trying times!
Be well, Dr. Thomas Silver

Golden Valley, MN (763) 231-2341

Toenail Fungus (aka Mycotic Nails)

toenail fungus

Not only can fungal toenails become painful, ugly and embarrassing but can become thick, discolored, deformed, brittle, foul smelling, detached from the nail bed, ingrown, infected, difficult to trim and can destroy socks or nylons.

Fungal infections in toenails are caused by the same fungus that causes an athlete’s foot infection. This fungus is always lurking around our feet and will take any opportunity it can to infect a toenail. Unfortunately, once a toenail becomes infected with fungus it often gets worse over time, eating away at your healthy nails, often spreading to other toenails or even other family members. Toenail fungus can also be difficult to treat and no treatment can give you immunity to the fungus or prevent it from ever recurring, other than permanent toenail removal, which is sometimes necessary.
Fortunately Dr. Silver can treat your toenail fungus! He has various treatments available including:

• Taking an oral antifungal medication,
• Application of a special prescription topical antifungal medication,
• Non-permanent removal of a nail then application of a topical antifungal as the nail regrows,
• Periodic trimming and filing of your toenail in our office to keep them comfortable and under control,
• Permanent removal of a terribly painful, deformed, fungal toenail.

If you are having problems with toenail fungus then an appointment is necessary with Dr. Silver at the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN to determine the ideal treatment to get your toenails looking and feeling healthy again.

Westwood Foot Clinic proudly serves the communities of St. Louis Park, New Hope, Plymouth, Wayzata, and Minneapolis.

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