If you are experiencing pain in your toe, you may have an ingrown toenail. This is a common problem that patients visit our Burrell Podiatry Clinic for. Our Edgecliff podiatrist is able to offer you several different treatments when you come to our practice with an ingrown toenail.
At our podiatry practice, we are very pleased to have two top-notch podiatrists on staff. Our board-certified podiatrists are Dr. Lisa J. Watters and Dr. Gregory J. Saperstein. A patient has an ingrown toenail when the toenail begins to grow into the surrounding nail fold. When this occurs, the patient may experience pain and swelling at the site of the ingrown toenail. If a patient has this problem chronically occurring, our Edgecliff podiatrist can provide our patient with a procedure that will permanently prevent the regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
Ingrown toenails are a very common condition that most commonly affect the big toe. If you develop this problem, and there is severe pain and the problem seems to be spreading, you will want to visit our podiatrist for treatment. Additionally, if you have a disease such as diabetes, you will want to visit our podiatrist so that you do not develop any complications or infections from this highly-treatable foot problem. When you have an ingrown toenail, you will most likely have pain and tenderness in your toe. This discomfort can be on just one or on both sides of the nail. The area surrounding your toenail can also become red and swollen. In advanced cases, there may be infection of the tissue surrounding your toenail. If your toe is extremely painful, or if there is any pus or redness that appears to be spreading, you will want to make an appointment to come in to see our Edgecliff podiatrist immediately. In order to avoid getting ingrown toenails, you will want to avoid wearing shoes that crowd your toenails. You will also want to be sure not to cut your toenails too short, and it is best that they are not cut straight across. Injury to a toenail can also cause an ingrown toenail. For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist for treatment of an ingrown toenail, or for treatment of any other foot problem, contact us today.