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Ingrown Toenail

At To Healthy Feet Podiatry, our team of highly qualified NYC foot doctors are able to provide customized treatment plans for ingrown toenails to eliminate possible infection, discomfort, and irritation of the surrounding tissue that is often associated with this condition. Whatever your needs, we tailor your treatment plan to suit your lifestyle and budget.


Description

An ingrown toenail occurs when the sides of the toenail pierce or grow into the soft flesh of toe. Some of the causes of an ingrown toenail include poor fitting footwear, improper clipping of the nail, or an injury to the nail. 

Symptoms

Pain, swelling, redness, presence of blood or pus, difficulty wearing closed-toed shoes, and/or difficulty walking

Treatment Options

Depending on the severity of the ingrown nail, the ingrown part of the nail can sometimes be easily clipped off. If the pain is severe or if there is an associated infection, you will need medical attention. Our podiatrists will examine the nail and see if you need a minor ingrown toenail surgery for relief of pain. 

Treatment Option Description (with Duration)

If an ingrown toenail removal surgery is needed, the procedure will be done in the office. The recovery time is usually between 10-14 days. You will need to wear an open-toed boot for the first 2-3 days to keep pressure off of the affected toenail. 

Expected Outcome

Whatever the treatment course, our goal is to offer relief of pain and get you back on your feet as usual. It is important to note that sometimes, an ingrown toenail can come back.

Say Hello to Beautiful and Healthy Feet 

At our NYC foot clinic, our team of award-winning foot doctors are able to successfully and quickly treat your ingrown toenail to restore the function and aesthetics to your foot. Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Shoes that are pointy and narrow in the toe region, high heels and shoes that are too tight can all lead to increased pressure on your toes. This can increase your chances of an ingrown toenail. A good rule of thumb is to wear shoes that you can wiggle your toes in.
Answer: They should be cut straight across. Cutting them too short and curving the edges can cause the nail to grow into the neighboring skin and become ingrown.
Answer: Yes! If possible, try wearing an open-toed shoe to take pressure off of the painful toenail. Soak the toe in warm water with a teaspoon of Epsom salt for pain relief. If you notice any signs of infection, such as warmth, redness, swelling, or pus oozing from the affected area, you should seek medical treatment right away.

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