Minimally invasive day treatments to ease your pain
While you may not realize it if you’ve never experienced the problem, ingrown toenails can cause a significant amount of pain. An ingrown nail occurs when the corners or sides of the nail border dig painfully into the skin—often resulting in redness, swelling, and infection.
What causes ingrown toenails?
The most common cause of this condition is improper trimming of the toenails. Your toenails should be maintained using toenail clippers, rather than fingernail clippers or other tools. Trim toenails straight across the width of your toe.
Other issues can also cause ingrown toenails. These include trauma or injury, shoe pressure, fungus infection, poor foot structure, and heredity.
Fast relief for ingrown toenails
Ingrown toenails are among the most common issues we treat here at the Family Foot & Ankle Clinic. The treatment is a simple outpatient procedure. The toe is numbed, and then the offending portion of the nail border is removed. We then bandage the toe and provide instructions for wound care at home. In most cases, patients treated for ingrown toenails are able to return to normal activity the next day.
We can also treat chronic ingrown toenail caused by heredity or foot structure by removing the root of the nail, which prevents the problem from recurring.
If you’re suffering from ingrown toenail, including pain or infection, contact us today to request an appointment.