An ingrown toenail is a common condition where the nail curves into the skin. Ingrown toenails can become painful to the touch, red, and swollen, especially when they become infected.
Your ingrown toenail will most likely grow back if you are prone to ingrown nails because of: tight-fitting shoes, trimming the nails too short, a recent pedicure and hereditary factors (the shape of your foot).
If you have pain on the outer corners of your nails or chronic ingrown toenails a more permanent treatment solution may be necessary. Surgery for ingrown toenails involves surgically removing a small portion of the ingrown nail to prevent it from growing back.
The permanent removal of an ingrown nail involves using a special medication to remove the portion of the nail root that is ingrown. This prevents the ingrown toenail from growing back permanently. Ingrown toenail surgery is minimally painful and performed at our Long Beach podiatry offices
Remember, the best thing to do if you have an ingrown toenail is get to a podiatrist right away. Avoid self-treatment! In the early stages he may be able to simply and painlessly trim out the piece of the nail that's causing the pain.
If you have an ingrown toenail, get help from the foot experts.
Call our office at (562) 433-0478 to schedule your appointment today.