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Did you know that at least 10% of adults have onychomycosis, aka toenail fungus?

At Aurora Foot and Ankle Clinic we now offer the Lunula Laser by Erchonia for the treatment of Onychomycosis. The Lunula Laser is ideal treatment because it offers effective, pain-free, non-thermal treatment—without side effects of oral medications or dangerous smoke plumes as other hot lasers used to treat onychomycosis.

The Lunula Laser uses patented red and violet non-thermal low-level laser light to treat foot fungus by using photonic energy to modulate cellular reactions.

Each treatment requires very little time or set-up. No down time is needed after the treatment as patients can return to their regular activities between sessions.

Don't wait till summer to treat those toes! This toenail condition can take several months to treat as the average adult toenail takes 9 to 12 months to grow out. Click here to learn more about the Lunula Laser at our clinic.

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems – ever wondered why?

This is largely due to high fluctuations in blood glucose levels that cause damage to blood vessels and lead to lower limb circulatory problems. Another significant impact on the disease is on the skin that becomes more susceptible to infections especially of the lower limb, including bacterial and fungal infections. Nerve damage and poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can become serious infections and take much longer than usual to heal.

New research shows that a diabetic’s skin on the feet should not be occluded, as the lack of transpiration may cause the skin to break down, leaving the skin of the foot at risk of not performing its function of protection. All Footlogix products are non-occlusive, taking special care to not seal or impede the natural functions of the skin.

For more on Footlogix products: http://www.footlogix.com/a-solution-to-dry-cracked-heels/

We now carry some Footlogix Products for purchase in the clinic. Come in and check them out!

With summer looming just around the corner, more people are dusting off their summer foot wear and looking at those ten little toes that have been hiding all winter.  Do your toenails look discoloured, thickened, brittle, or misshapen?  You may suffer from a condition known as “onychomycosis”, or toe nail fungus. There are a variety of treatment options available for this often embarrassing and occasionally uncomfortable condition, many of which are painless and affordable.

 

Click here to read more about how to treat “onychomycosis” on our website.