Anaheim, California, located south of Los Angeles in Orange County, is home to the “Happiest Place On Earth,” Disneyland. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Anaheim hosts more than 24 million visitors each year. In addition to hosting both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim is located in close proximity to Knott’s Berry Farm, a smaller, but very popular, theme park in Buena Vista, Anaheim’s next-door neighbor. Between the theme parks and the other local attractions, Anaheim caters to and relies heavily on the tourism trade as a large part of its economic base.
Once a rural community dominated by citrus groves and farmers, Anaheim currently has almost no orange trees left within the city limits. Only the occasional yard tree or two can be found, except for a small grove owned by the Pressel family, located along West Santa Ana Street.
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim
Iconic Disneyland has beckoned to children young and old since its inception in 1955. The only theme park entirely constructed under the supervision of Disney founder, Walt Disney, Disneyland is now a part of the Disneyland Resort, which includes three hotels, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure, as well as an entertainment complex called Downtown Disney.
Since it opened in 1955, Disneyland Park has entertained more visitors than any other theme park in the world. With more than 726 million visits over its lifetime, Disneyland remains the second most visited theme park each year, second only to Magic Kingdom. The park originally covered 100 acres but has expanded over the years as the park has expanded to include the New Orleans Square, Bear Country, Mickey’s Toontown, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disneyland California Adventure
Disney California Adventure, sometimes referred to as DCA, was built on what was once the parking lot for the original Disneyland Park. The 72-acre park is themed after California, reflecting the adventure and history of the State. California Adventure is not as popular as its sister park, Disney, but still entertains approximately 10 million guests per year.
California Adventure was originally a more adult-themed park than its counterpart, with dining and shopping taking a center stage over themed rides and attractions. Early negative reviews hurt attendance at California Adventure for the first few years, causing executives to completely revamp the park in 2007. The redesign of the park cost more than the initial construction and took more than three years to complete. The redesign was successful, as attendance rose after the redesign was completed in 2010. The day of the park’s re-dedication, the park saw a record 45,000 visitors. These days, visitors to Disney resort split almost evenly between the two parks.
The Disney Resort includes three branded hotels, The Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The Disneyland Hotel was originally completed just three months after the opening of Disneyland in 1955. It was a part of Walt Disney’s original plan for the park, and it enjoyed much the same success as the theme park had. Other hotels soon sprang up around Anaheim, local businessmen anxious capitalize on the success of the park.
In 1995, Disney purchased the Pan Pacific hotel from Tokyu and renamed it the Disneyland Pacific Hotel. It was later renamed the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel, in 2000, named after the Paradise Pier area in Disney California’s Paradise Pier.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, also called the Grand Californian, is located within the Disney Resort in Anaheim, as well. The luxury hotel feature a wing called the Disney Vacation Club, which has a private entrance into Disney California Adventure Park. The hotel also hosts the Napa Rose, a Napa Valley wine-themed restaurant that serves California cuisine. The restaurant has won several awards.
Vacationing in Anaheim
In addition to the theme parks that draw many people to Anaheim each year, the area offers a plethora of other attractions. The City of Anaheim is one of the first cities in the nation to offer a free, micro-transit system of electric vehicles. According to the city website: “FRAN is distinct from other micro-transit systems: It is a free, electric-vehicle service accessed through app technology and operated by a public transportation agency, not by a private company.
“FRAN is place-based micro-transit,” said Anaheim Director of Community & Economic Development John Woodhead. “It integrates with pedestrian, auto and bus mobility in Center City, which has developed into a constellation of booming retail, restaurant, residential, office and entertainment destinations such as The Packing House and Center Street. Just as importantly, FRAN is an expression of the city’s personality, with colorful vehicle designs rooted in Anaheim’s history and culture.”
FRAN does not follow fixed routes but rather visits several fixed stops based on riders’ pick-up and destination requests within the Center City area. FRAN is wheelchair accessible, and two vehicles will be retrofitted with a wheelchair-accessible ramp. Operating hours are seven days a week, generally between 11 am to 10 pm/midnight. The 10 Polaris GEM e6 vehicles accommodate a driver and five passengers, and its drivers are knowledgeable docents of the Center City area, much like travel guides “
A Day at the Beach in Anaheim
Anaheim, California is located approximately 25 miles inland from the California Coast. The Mediterranean climate is warmer than that of the coastal towns, with higher summer temperatures than are experiences along the coast. With highs in the upper 80s and low 90s, residents and visitors to Anaheim often find themselves wishing they were at the beach.
For the thousands of Anaheim residents suffering from thick, discolored toenails, however, the idea of a day in the sand is nothing to be looked forward to. Thick toenails are often hard to cut and maintain and lead many sufferers to hide their feet, afraid to walk barefoot in the sand.
What Causes Thick Toenails?
If you notice that your toenails are getting increasingly thick and difficult to cut, you may have a toenail fungus infection. The microbes that cause toenail fungus flourish in dark, moist places. You can come into contact with the microbes that cause toenail fungus in places like public pools or showers. Wearing tight shoes while doing sweaty work or exercising can also give fungus an opportunity to take root in your toenails.
In the beginning, toenail fungus is difficult to spot, but you may notice that your toenails start to thicken and get more and more difficult to cut. This is a sign that you have a fungus infection in your toenails and should seek treatment.
Dr. Kleis is the leading provider for laser nail fungus treatments in Southern California. He has successfully treated hundreds of patients for toenail fungus infections, restoring their natural beautiful nails. Before your toenails get any thicker, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis to see if laser toenail treatment is right for you.
How To Cut Thick Toenails
If you have toenails that are thick and difficult to cut, it can be helpful to soak your feet for ten or fifteen minutes in warm water before trying to cut the nails. For extra pampering, try adding some Epsom salts to the warm water, creating a soothing foot bath and softening the nails so they will cut more easily.
Once the nails are softened from the foot soak, use very sharp nail trimmers and make short cuts along the top of the nail, being careful not to split the nail down into the nail bed. Be sure to clean the instruments between each toe so that you don’t spread the toenail fungus infection from one toe to the next.
Thick Toenail Treatment
Very thick toenails are a sign of toenail fungus infection. If you have thick, unsightly toenails that are difficult to cut or maintain, you may need to treat the cause with toenail fungus treatments using laser technology.
Laser toenail fungus treatment is one of the most effective treatments for thick toenails and is free from any side effects. The treatments are painless and don’t require any anesthesia or pain relief afterward. The lasers treat only the infected tissues, targeting the fungus organisms in a way that won’t damage the healthy tissue around the nail.
Pulsing laser technology avoids overheating the tissue around the nail and ensures that the treatments aren’t uncomfortable. The fungus infection is destroyed, usually in a single session, and your nails will grow out beautiful and normal, no longer thick and ugly.
Toenail Fungus Symptoms
In the beginning, toenail fungus can be hard to spot. It can look like a white or yellow spot under the tip of the toenail. The first symptoms of toenail fungus can be so slight, however, that most people don’t know they have it until their toenails start to thicken and become misshapen.
Symptoms of toenail fungus infections include:
- Thick Toenails
- Misshapen Toenails
- Discolored Toenails
- Flaky Toenails
- Toenails That Fall Off
Thick, brown toenails are an indication that you likely have a toenail fungus infection. Fungal infections can also give you discolored toenails that are white, green, yellow, or black. Toenails that flake off and crumble are also a sign of toenail fungus.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis today to discuss a course of treatment that will have you rushing to put on sandals once again!
Toenail Fungus Pain
The fungi, mold, and yeast that cause toenail fungus infections do not cause pain in and of themselves. However, if left untreated, the nail will often become thick and distorted, making the wearing of shoes extremely uncomfortable and causing pain when standing or walking.
Aside from being uncomfortable, the fungus infected nail will sometimes lift off the nail bed, creating a gap where bacteria can grow. Bacteria cause infections that can be painful and often smell bad. If you have distorted toenails that are causing you pain or have an odor that you can’t seem to get rid of through proper hygiene, you should schedule a visit with Dr. Kleis to have your condition evaluated. Whether you are suffering pain from a toenail fungus infection or a bacterial infection, Dr. Kleis can recommend the appropriate course of action.
How do I know if it’s toenail fungus?
There are a number of conditions that look similar to toenail fungus. The only way to know for sure is to see your podiatrist. He or she will perform an examination and may need to take a scraping of the nail for lab analysis. Once toenail fungus has been diagnosed, treatment can be prescribed.
What is the best treatment for toenail fungus?
The best treatment for toenail fungus is lasers. Clinical studies show that 80% of patients showed clear toenails after a single treatment. It is important to note that the treatment kills the fungi, but it can take up to a year for the toenail to completely grow out and eliminate the appearance of toenail fungus. But, that doesn’t mean the fungus isn’t gone. Lasers kill toenail fungus, usually in a single treatment, using heat to kill the fungus or mold cells without causing discomfort to the patient.
Toenail Fungus Treatment
There are several different treatments for men and women suffering from toenail fungus. Oral medications are extremely effective in clearing fungal infections but have been shown to have moderate to severe side effects including: diarrhea, upset stomach, rashes, liver damage, and even heart failure. Many patients with other health problems aren’t candidates for oral medication because of the serious nature of the possible side effects.
Topical treatments for toenail fungus do not have side effects but can be less effective than oral medications in clearing up the infection. Topical treatments have to penetrate the nail in order to attack the fungi living beneath the nail surface. If the topical medications aren’t able to penetrate the toenail, the fungus won’t be eliminated.
Laser treatments for toenail fungus are shown to be most effective with the least chance of side effects. Patients in poor health are still candidates for laser toenail treatments, as the laser treatment doesn’t require any anesthetic or carry any side effects. Laser treatments are fast and effective, leaving patients with clearer nails with zero recovery time.
Toenail Fungus Medication
There are several prescription oral medications for toenail fungus, as well as several topical medications. Oral medications must be taken for several weeks to several months and can have serious side effects.
Topical medications are less effective than oral medicines, as it can be difficult for the medications to penetrate the nail and attack the fungus beneath. However, topical medications do not have the same side effects as oral medications.
Laser nail fungus treatments are effective and have zero side effects. Nearly all patients report at least some improvement in the appearance of their nails after just one treatment and a clinical study reported no adverse side effects from laser use.
Toenail Fungus Removal
Dr. Kleis uses two different lasers in his office to remove toenail fungus. The Cutera Genesis Plus and the Q-Clear lasers allow Dr. Kleis to use different light wavelengths to penetrate the nail and kill a wider spectrum of organisms within the nail. Most patients experience improvement in the appearance of their toenails after a single laser treatment. Removing toenail fungus with lasers is pain-free and doesn’t require any recovery time.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleis to see if laser treatment to remove toenail fungus is right for you!
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
Dr. Kleis uses two different lasers to treat toenail fungus. The Cutera Genesis Plus and the Q Clear lasers allow Dr. Kleis to target a wider range of the microorganisms that cause toenail fungus. Laser treatment for toenail fungus poses no risk, as there are no side effects. The entire procedure is pain-free and no recovery time is required. Patients report a slight warming sensation in the area that is targeted by the laser treatment, but the healthy tissues remain unharmed, allowing them to return to normal activity as soon as the procedure is complete.
Call Dr. Kleis today to schedule a consultation about laser treatment for your toenail fungus.
Will Medicare Cover Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus?
Normal foot care is not generally covered by Medicare, though some Medicare supplement plans do provide coverage for additional benefits, including foot care. If a patient has underlying health issues that affect the feet, such as diabetes and diabetic nerve pain, Medicare will sometimes pay for a podiatrist visit to address that condition.
Medicare Part B plans will sometimes include benefits that cover podiatry and could include benefits for laser treatment. Call your plan provider or allow our office to assist you in determining benefit coverage from your Medicare supplement plan. Call Dr. Kleis at (714) 760-4944 to speak to a customer care specialist who can help you determine your Medicare and supplemental benefits.
Does Insurance Pay For Laser Nail Treatments?
While advanced toenail fungus can cause problems with a person’s ability to move and exercise, it is generally considered an aesthetic issue and isn’t covered by insurance. However, plans vary and you should ask your insurance provider or allow one of our customer care specialists to inquire for you. To see if your insurance plan will pay for Laser Nail Treatments, call our office at (714) 760-4944
Best Toenail Fungus Treatment In Anaheim California
If you’re looking for the best laser treatment for toenail fungus in Anaheim, you’ll find it in nearby Costa Mesa. Dr. Kleis, DPM is a podiatrist serving all of Orange County. Dr. Kleis has the very latest in laser technology and can treat your toenail fungus quickly and painlessly. There’s no need to suffer from toenail fungus any longer, call Dr. Kleis and schedule your consultation today.