Dr. Jacoby discusses if nail fungus is still of concern if it is not spreading.
A toenail condition that hasn’t spread may not necessarily be a toenail condition that has fungus. It could be something else. It could be trauma. Because, usually this condition spreads, although insidiously—in other words, over a very slow period—it does spread, and usually spreads from one toenail to the next.
So if there is a spot that looks suspicious, it needs to be investigated; otherwise, the condition will go on, and certain toenail funguses destroy the nail totally and not even the laser will resolve it.
About Dr. Jacoby, D.P.M.:
Dr. Richard Jacoby, D.P.M., graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons, he is currently president of Valley Foot Surgeons in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, Dr. Jacoby is chairman of the board of Healthcare Networks of America.
Dr. Jacoby has been named the 2010 President of The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.