Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common problem, and can be extremely painful. Typically, the curved side of the nail presses into the surrounding skin causing that area to become red, swollen, painful, and in time, infected.

While tight fitting shoes, snug hose, or injury may aggravate the problem, the shape of the nail is determined by heredity.

A podiatrist is a doctor specifically trained to perform a simple, safe, and highly effective procedure to correct the problem. Under local anesthetic, the hidden nail edge and root are removed. A chemical is then applied to prevent re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.

Under normal circumstances, there is very little discomfort after the procedure, and only a band-aid is required after 24 hours.

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