In March, American Idol judge and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler was on a beach in Hawaii celebrating his 64th birthday. Once the local papparazi caught wind of it, they started snapping away and gave us these not-so-flattering images.
When I saw those painted toenails, I couldn’t help but wonder if Steven is hiding a case of toenail fungus? He’s had foot issues for years, well documented in his memoir, so this wouldn’t surprise me at all. Plus, jumping around on stage for forty-plus years in tight shoes, sweating up a storm every night makes for perfect conditions to contract toenail fungus.
I’d invite Steven in for a free consultation if I knew how to get in touch with him! Even if you aren’t a celebrity, you can get a free consultation, too.
What is toenail fungus?
In medical terms, toenail fungus is called Onychomyocis, and is most often seen in adults. People who use public swimming pools, shower rooms at the gym, or who sweat a great deal often contract this mold-like infection, because the fungi that cause it thrive in warm, moist areas.
How do you get toenail fungus?
These increase your risk of contracting the fungus that leads to ugly toenails:
- Getting pedicures using utensils that have been used on other people
- Getting minor skin or nail injuries
- Having a nail deformity or nail disease
- Having moist skin for a long time
- Poorly functioning immune system
- Wearing closed-in footwear
Symptoms of toenail fungus
Look for changes to your toenails, such as:
- Change in nail shape
- Crumbling of the outside edges of the nail
- Debris trapped under the nail
- Loosening or lifting up of the nail
- Loss of luster and shine
- Thickening of the nail
- White or yellow streaks on the side of the nail
If you notice any of these conditions present on or around your toenails, make an appointment with East Penn Foot And Ankle Associates for an examination today. EPFAA is the Lehigh Valley’s exclusive provider of Pinpointe Foot Laser, a painless, state-of-the-art treatment to relieve toenail fungus. Your first consultation is absolutley free and the treatment takes only thirty minutes.
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk barefoot on the beach this summer without having to hide your toenails?
Call East Penn Foot and Ankle Associates today for your free consultation.