No one is immune to ingrown toenails; both men and women are at risk. Some people have a hereditary tendency to form ingrown toenails, but they can also occur from wearing shoes that don’t fit properly or cutting the toenail too short.
Are your feet hiding in your shoes because you are embarrassed about an ingrown toenail? The redness and pain that come with an ingrown toenail shouldn’t keep you from putting on your favorite peep-toe shoes or sandals. Metroplex Foot & Ankle offers a relatively painless ingrown toenail treatment to get rid of unsightly ingrown toenails, allowing your feet to live freely.
When an ingrown toenail occurs, the edges of the nail plate penetrate into the soft tissue of the toe. It begins with a painful irritation, and can often become infected. With a bacterial invasion, the nail margin becomes red, swollen and often produces drainage or pus. Though they are often relatively minor, ingrown toenails can quickly become severe in people with diabetes or poor blood circulation, potentially leading to gangrene of the toe. Patients who have joint replacements or pace makers are at an increased risk of an infection spreading throughout the blood stream and should seek immediate medical attention and ingrown toenail treatment at the first sign of an ingrown toenail.
If you need ingrown toenail treatment, trust the podiatrists at Metroplex Foot & Ankle for great care. Visit one of our convenient locations for exceptional ingrown toenail treatment in Dallas, ingrown toenail treatment in Richardson or ingrown toenail treatment in Garland.
Ingrown toenail treatment at Metroplex Foot & Ankle is relatively a painless procedure. Your podiatrist will begin by numbing the toe and removing the nail margin. Once the nail margin is removed the root of the nail in this area is destroyed, usually with an acid used to kill the root of the nail. As the numbness wears off, you may experience some slight discomfort, but not so much that it would require pain medicine. Following ingrown toenail treatment Dallas, ingrown toenail treatment Richardson or ingrown toenail treatment Garland, you should be able to resume normal activities, including sports and other activities the following day. Prevent the need for future ingrown toenail treatment by wearing properly fitting shoes and trimming your toenails straight across and not too short.
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