Ingrown toenail is a common illness which can cause severe foot pain. In addition, Ingrown toenails can become infected, swollen and embarrassing. There are several surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Ingrown toenail treatment option is tailored to each patient’s needs and specific condition. Call us for schedule free consultation, so we can discuss the treatments option with you.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment Done by Doctors
An ingrown toenail is caused due to the pressure of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. After the nail breaks through the skin, inflammation starts. This toenail infection can result in severe pain. Ingrown toenails pain most commonly affect the large toes and can become a recurring problem. Our Podiatrists (foot doctors) specialize in treating this painful toenail condition.
Treatment Options for Ingrown Toenail Cure
There are several types of treatments for ingrown toenails, including: foot soaking, better fitted shoes, proper nail trimming, and surgical treatments. Sometimes, our foot doctor will also prescribe antibiotics or pain killers. Call us for free consultation to determine the treatment option that fits your needs.
Ingrown toenail treatment and cure by our doctors is tailored to the needs of each patient. The doctor will explain the different options and answer your questions regarding each option. Our podiatrists (or “nail doctors”) cured thousands of ingrown toenail patients.
Ingrown Toenail Surgical Cure
Several medical treatments have been developed to cure chronic ingrown toenails. Some ingrown toenail treatments are invasive and require stitches and local anesthetic. However, less invasive treatments are good option for many of the 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. 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 or 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 pain killers, 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.
Benefits and Risks of Ingrown Toenail Removal
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 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 discus the treatment options with you, and will answer all of your questions. Call us to schedule your free consultation.