ingrown toenail treatment

Ingrown Toenail Treatment Done by Foot Doctors

An ingrown toenail is caused by the edge of the nail pressing into the skin of the toe. Inflammation starts after the nail breaks through the skin. This toenail infection can result in severe pain. Ingrown toenail pain most commonly affects the large toes and can become a recurring problem. Our Podiatrists (foot doctors) specialize in treating this painful toenail condition.

An ingrown toenail is a common illness which can cause severe foot pain. In addition to pain, ingrown toenails can become infected and swollen which can be embarrassing. There are several surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Ingrown toenail treatment options are tailored to each patient’s specific needs and conditions. Call us to schedule a consultation, so we can discuss the treatments option with you.

Treatment Options for Ingrown Toenail Cure

There are several types of treatments for ingrown toenails: foot soaking, better-fitted shoes, proper nail trimming, and surgical methods. Sometimes, our foot doctor will also prescribe antibiotics or painkillers. Call us to schedule a consultation, so we can discuss the treatment option that fits your needs.

Ingrown toenail treatment by our doctors is tailored to the needs of each patient. The doctor will explain the different options and answer your questions regarding each one. Our podiatrists (or “nail doctors”) have cured thousands of ingrown toenail patients.

Ingrown Toenail Cure

We use different kinds of medical treatments to cure chronic ingrown toenails. Some ingrown toenail treatments are invasive and require stitches and local anesthetic. However, less invasive treatments are a good option for many patients. These non-surgical ingrown nail treatments may also reduce post-operative pain.

Nail surgery is usually quite safe, with very little post-operative pain. Usually, partial nail excision surgery can reduce the risk of recurrence caused by a regrowth of the nail. In this procedure, the doctor removes the outside edge of the nail, along with the nail root. The doctor then treats the area where the nail root is located with a chemical to prevent nail growth. We perform this procedure conveniently and safely in our clinic.

The surgery is done using a local anesthetic, to reduce discomfort during and after the procedure. After the procedure, the doctor will bandage your toe and send you home with simple post-treatment instructions. The post treatment care may include painkillers, elevation of the foot, and rest. Our podiatrist will see you several days after the treatment to make sure that your toe is healing properly.

Ingrown Toenail Removal- Benefits and Risks

Ingrown toenail surgery can help with chronic toe pain, toe discomfort or toe infections. If left untreated, chronic ingrown toenails can lead to severe infections, affecting the toe bones. This bone infection can be very hard to treat.

There is a low probability of complications after ingrown toenail surgery. The most common issues after ingrown toenail surgery are infections, recurrence of the ingrown nail or slow healing. Our podiatrists will discuss the treatment options with you, and will answer all of your questions. Call us to schedule a consultation.