Fungal Toenail Infection

Do you have a Fungal Toenail Infection? Sole Podiatry can help!

A fungal toenail infection, is a common foot condition that we see in the clinic and is often a source of great concern for people. Fungal toenail infections are often treated for cosmetic reasons, however they can also become quite painful.

Risk Factors
There are several factors that increase the risk of developing a fungal nail infection, including;
  • Diabetes;
  • Blood circulation problems;
  • Weak immune system;
  • Aged 60 years and over;
  • Poor footwear with limited ventilation;
  • Working in moist or humid environments; and
  • Excessively sweating.

Treating A Toenail Infection

There are a number of treatments available for an infected toenail. These treatments include;

Topical antifungal treatments
Laser Treatment
Oral Antifungal Medicines
Nail Removal

A podiatrist can assist with diagnosing and managing the various treatments of your toenail infection and can also obtain a sample of your nail to send for pathology if required. These pathology results will determine whether the condition is fungal or not and assist with identifying the most appropriate course of action to treat the condition.

For further information on fungal toenails and how to best treat this condition, book an appointment with one of our podiatrists or call 03 9939 1012

What To Expect In Your Consult:

At Sole Podiatry you initial consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly.

We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation. This plan will clarify whether any future consults will be required and what frequency.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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