About Ingrown Toenails
An ingrown toenail is an uncomfortable and often painful condition where the corner of your toenail grows into the side of your toe beneath the skin. This condition can occur for a wide range of reasons, including little to no routine trimming of the toenail, trimming an excessively large section of the nail, poorly administered pedicures, trauma, and wearing shoes that are too tight. Although there are multiple home remedies that you can implement, the most effective solution to ingrown toenails is to see a podiatrist from Ankle & Foot Centers of America.
Ingrown toenails can occur to individuals of all ages, generally affecting the big toe but sometimes occurring on other toes as well. Symptoms commonly include pain, redness, swelling, and occasional drainage and/or odor on the side of the affected toe. Solutions such as trimming – referred to as “bathroom surgery” – and antibiotics may provide temporary relief, yet they do not eliminate the underlying problem and symptoms tend to persist.
As your local podiatrist, we are proud to offer a simple on-office procedure to not only permanently relieve the pain but also to prevent the problem from reoccurring. The procedure, spanning a mere 5 minutes or less, involves a removal of the damaged nail with an 80-90% success rate. Upon completion of the healing process, the appearance of the toe undergoes a minor cosmetic alteration for optimal results.
Ingrown Toenails Treatment
If you are suffering from a painful ingrown toenail, please contact us at Ankle & Foot Centers of America. Our expert team of podiatrists will be happy to assess your situation and discuss treatment options that are best suited for you. We look forward to helping you get back on your feet!