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Shenandoah Podiatry
Toll Free: 855-997-2367
Roanoke: 540-904-1458

Find Answers From Our Roanoke Podiatrists About Your Foot and Ankle Pain...and About Our Practice!

We love to hear (and answer) your questions! Listed are some frequently asked questions we receive at office, as well as some answers to others that we think you may find very informative. Make sure to check out our blog as well, where you’ll find in-depth articles on common feet and ankle problems. 

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  • Does laser treatment for fungal nails hurt?

    Laser treatment for fungal nails is an effective, safe, and generally painless procedure. This FDA-approved therapy does provide a slight warming sensation for some, but the majority of our patients report no pain or discomfort. This is an ideal way of handling a condition that can impact your quality of life, lead to embarrassment, and even pose a risk of serious health problems for individuals who live with diabetes or immune disorders.

    Our laser therapy treats the condition at its source and will not damage your nail or surrounding tissue. This is a “walk in, walk out” procedure that takes only half an hour and you can go right back to your daily activities immediately afterwards.

    You do not have to live with unsightly fungal nails! Contact Shenandoah Podiatry and find out more about treating your condition with laser therapy. Call our Roanoke, VA office at (540) 904-1458 or request an appointment online.

  • Can fungal toenails be treated?

    Fungal toenails can definitely be treated, but it is important to keep in mind that this condition will not go away on its own. If you want to eliminate toenail fungus and have the clear, healthy nails you deserve, you need to begin treatment with one of our skilled foot specialists. This process will take some time, so do not wait too long before starting.

    There are various treatment methods available for this condition, but we are finding that laser nail therapy is a quick and effective option that provides optimal results. Our office uses PinPointe laser treatment which is safe and proven to restore nails. A single session only takes half an hour and you will walk out the door afterwards without an issue.

    Don’t let the embarrassment of unsightly, discolored toenails keep you from wearing sandals or going barefoot on the beach in warm weather! Let the experts at Shenandoah Podiatry restore your nails to a healthy, natural state with the use of effective laser nail therapy. Schedule an appointment with our Roanoke, VA office by calling (540) 904-1458 or use our convenient online form.

  • How long does laser treatment for toenail fungus take?

    The laser procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.

  • When is it safe to paint my nails or have a pedicure following treatment?

    You can apply polish immediately after the treatment. It is important that you remove all nail polish and nail decorations the day before your treatment.

  • Is the laser treatment for nail fungus painful?

    Most patients feel no pain. Some may feel a warming sensation. An isolated few may feel a slight pinprick.

  • Is there a recovery period from fungal laser treatment?

    No. The treatment is a walk in/walk out procedure.

  • How does toenail fungus laser treatment work?

    The laser kills fungus that lives in and under the nail. The laser light passes through the nail without causing damage to the nail or the surrounding skin. At the time of the procedure, the toenail will not become instantly clear— it takes time to grow out.

  • What are the symptoms of fungal nails?

    Fungal nails appear to be yellow, brown, dry, brittle, cracked, thick and/or raised. Also, fungal nails can be associated with athlete’s foot (dry, itchy skin).