Believe or not, soft, brittle toenails are a common complaint among women and some men. A lot of physicians, whether medical or podiatric, do not have a treatment or even a solution for brittle or deformed nails. It has always been assumed that soft, deformed nails are caused by a vitamin deficiency or injury/trauma to the nail plate or nail bed. But what happens to the patients that do not have either of the above.
Well, at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP, with locations in Howell, Edison, and Monroe, NJ, we have a fix. We apply a lacquer to the nails and if you have a deformed, brittle or soft nail, please come to the office so we can help you. The treatment is not a solution, but a lacquer with ingredients that occur and can be found in nature.
The Lacquer is called Genadur, and is applied to the affected nails at night. The reason this product is applied at night is because it absorbs into the nail relatively quickly, and you do not want to wash or touch the product on the nails. This lacquer contains a botanical extract, and silica, which helps create the bond in the nail.
I had the opportunity to attend the launching of this product and, also, I had the opportunity to speak with the developer and see the studies. The studies are amazing with patients having improvement in 14 days and this is incredible for women with deformed nails. By the same token, when I returned from this meeting I had a dozen patients who were women who came to the office with brittle nails. They did not have fungus but they had normal looking nails, which were soft and chipping off the toe.
I introduced this product and wrote a prescription for this lacquer. Amazingly, since it affects the appearance of the nail, it is a prescribed product.
So, if you think our TEAM at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP can help you please call our Howell office at (732) 905-1110, and our Edison or Monroe office at (732) 662-3050 to make an appointment. And, please remember, foot pain is not normal, and if you are experiencing any, please come in.