Fungus thrives in dark, warm, and moist places. Injury, poor hygiene, exposure to dirty areas, improper foot care, health problems like diabetes, neuropathy, and athlete's foot are just among the many causes and risk factors of nail fungus. Toenails are the most commonly infected part because they are often covered by shoes, in a moist environment, and there is less bloodflow in these areas.
Fungus penetrates the nails and the nail bed causing infection. As a result, the nails become thick with ragged edges, brittle, dull, and yellowish or brownish. For some, this can be embarrassing. When the infection becomes worse, the nail may be detached from the nail bed causing you pain and discomfort. When this happens, it is a must that you see a podiatrist. If you are looking for a certified podiatrist to treat your fungus nail in Boynton Beach, check out Mattison Podiatry Group.