Stepping Towards Relief: Ingrown Toenails

Published On: June 6, 2023

Pliers, scissors, pocket knives, and teeth. What do all these things have in common? People who have attended our clinic have used these items to self-treat their ingrown toenails. Using sterile instruments and expertise, allow your chiropodist at Werkman, Boven & Associates to treat this frustrating and painful problem professionally.

One of the leading causes of ingrown toenails is improper nail trimming. Nails cut too short or rounded can grow into the skin and cause inflammation and pain. Other factors that can contribute to ingrown toenails include tight shoes, injury to the toe, and genetic predisposition.

Symptoms of ingrown toenails can include redness, swelling, tenderness, and in some cases, infection. If you suspect that you have an ingrown toenail, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent complications.

Preventing ingrown toenails is relatively simple.

  • Make sure to cut your nails straight across
  • Avoid cutting your nails too short
  • Wear comfortable shoes that fit correctly, and avoid tight or narrow styles.
  • Ensure your socks are not too tight.
  • Keep your feet clean at all times to avoid any kind of infection.

If you develop an ingrown toenail, visit your chiropodist to treat your feet.

Treatment for ingrown toenails can range from simple treatments to more invasive procedures. Sometimes, your chiropodist may need to remove a portion of the nail or prescribe antibiotics to treat an infection. Most people can recover from an ingrown toenail with proper care and attention without complications.

Ingrown toenails can be painful and frustrating, but with the proper prevention and treatment strategies, you can overcome this problem and keep your feet healthy and happy. If you’re experiencing symptoms of an ingrown toenail, don’t hesitate to seek help from your chiropodist at Werkman, Boven & Associates. Complete the form below to request an appointment today!

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