Toenail fungus is a common nail condition with some distinct symptoms. A fungal infection damages keratin and changes it. Typically nails grow dull and discolored, often appearing yellow, gray, or brown. There may be a build-up of debris under the nail tissue. The keratin typically becomes brittle and crumbly or ragged. It may change shape and grow distorted as well. You may notice a slightly foul odor. Over time, you may find it more painful to wear certain shoes.
The most accurate way to tell if you have developed a fungus is to have your nails tested. Shenandoah Podiatry can scrape a little keratin off the top of your nail and have it analyzed in a lab to confirm any fungal infections. Once we’re sure of your condition, we help you begin treating it. Don’t just guess about your lower limb issues. Contact Shenandoah Podiatry in Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia for accurate care. Use the website or call to make an appointment with us: (540) 904-1458 for Roanoke, or (540) 808-4343 for Blacksburg.