An article in the NYT discusses some of the treatments for fungal nails and possible consequences if the condition is left untreated for a long period of time. The article indicates that "In about one out of two dozen cases, the fungus migrates to other parts of the body, like the hands, back and legs" The major point of the article is to recommend that early evaluation and treatment of this condition is the best approach.
An article in the Tampa Bay Times highlights the importance of early treatment for a variety of foot problems. Early treatments with simple measures such as bracing, taping, padding, stretching, changing shoes, placing orthotic inserts in shoes, taking anti-inflammatory medication or steroid injections can quickly solve foot issues. The article also impresses the importance of properly fitting shoes.