If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your toenails. You paint them, trim them, and generally try to take good care of them. But one thing that you may not have thought about is toenail fungus.
Do you have a nail that's constantly getting caught on your sock? Is the skin around your nail red and irritated? If so, you may have an ingrown toenail It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of an ingrown toenail so that you can catch it early and get treatment if necessary.
Now more than ever we have seen people come in who haven’t had their toenails trimmed in a year or more. In these unprecedented times with the presence of COVID, this has become quite normal. Many people who need their toenails trimmed have underlying health conditions that put them in a high-risk category if they contracted COVID. These people stayed home for their health and safety, but many cannot reach their feet or don’t have the tools to properly trim thickened toenails.
Foot care at home can be a real pain at times, both physically and mentally. Homeowners often underestimate the power of creating comfort in their homes, but it’s critical to create a designated space for foot care. Use these tips to make your home feel like a podiatric sanctuary.
Of course, nobody wants to have toenail fungus. Whether discolored, abnormally thick or cracked, fungus can do a number on your toenails…but I’m ok, you’re ok—it’s super common!