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What is Nail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is often caused by a fungal infection of the skin which can spread to the nails.

Causes and Symptoms

Once toenail fungus has infiltrated the nail plate it can be difficult for toenail fungus to resolve on its own. This can lead to discoloration and changes in nail thickness, which is sometimes painful with direct pressure.


There are various conservative options available for toenail fungus including:

  • Topical medications
  • Oral antifungal medications
  • Laser therapy

If a patient is unresponsive to non-surgical treatments, surgical removal of the nail may be considered.

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Atlantic Joint Center Locations

Advanced Spine Surgery Center

855 Lehigh Ave. Union, NJ 07083


2163 Oak Tree Rd, Suite 110, Edison, NJ 08820


25 Rockwood Avenue Suite #355, Englewood, NJ 07661

Jersey City

200 Hudson St., Suite 145 Harborside, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Park Avenue

1045 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028

West Orange

475 Prospect Ave., Ste. 110, West Orange, NJ 07052