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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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ONYCHOMYCOSIS IS A FUNGAL INFECTION OF THE NAILS CAUSING THE NAIL TO THICKEN, DISCOLOUR, DEFORM, CRUMBLE AND SPLIT LEADING TO PAIN, DISCOMFORT AND DISFIGUREMENT.  EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL EFFECTS RESULTING FROM ONYCHOMYCOSIS ARE COMMON AND MAY SIGNIFICANTLY EFFECT QUALITY OF LIFE.  IN Diabetic Foot Care AND IMMUNO-COMPROMISED PEOPLE, IT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS BACTERIAL INFECTIONS WHICH MAY EVEN THREATEN LIFE AND LIMB.

FUNGAL NAIL INFECTIONS ARE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM CAUSED BY MANY DIFFERENT STRAINS OF FUNGAL ORGANISMS THAT INVADE THE NAIL BED AND PLATE AND ARE MODIFIED BY FACTORS SUCH AS AGE, NAIL TRAUMA, CLIMATE SUCH AS WARM MOIST ENVIROMENTS, TIGHT SHOES, EXCESSIVE SWEATING, EXPOSURE TO INFECTED NAILS FROM COMMUNAL BATHING, NAIL SALONS AND GYMS.  OVERALL POOR HEALTH CAN INCREASE SUSCEPTIBILITY.  THE INFECTION IS RARE IN CHIDREN AND INCREASES WITH AGE  AND CAN AFFECT AS MUCH AS 60% OF THE POPULATION OVER 50.  INCIDENCE IS THOUGHT TO BE AS HIGH AS 10%.

THE LASER SENDS INVISIBLE ENERGY INTO AND THROUGHTHE NAIL AND SURROUNDING SKIN IN THE FORM OF INFRA-RED LIGHT. THIS LIGHT IS ABSORBED BY THE PIGMENT IN THE FUNGAL ORGANISMS CAUSING THEM TO HEAT UP AND INSTANTLY KILLING THEM.  IT USUALLY IT TAKES ABOUT 5 TREATMENTS FOR THE FUNGAL INFECTION TO BE COMPLETELY ELIMINATED AND ANOTHER 6 TO 12 NONTHS FOR NORMAL, HEALTHY LOKKING NAIL TO GROW OUT.

 

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416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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