What is an Ingrown Toenail?

ingrown toenail treatment by florida podiatrist

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition characterized by the nail digging into the surrounding skin, leading to inflammation and possible infection of the toe. This is a serious condition for people with impaired circulation, diabetes or other systemic diseases.

CAUSES

  • Heredity

  • Improper nail trimming

  • Trauma

  • Shoe pressure

What can I do?

  • Heredity

  • Improper nail trimming

  • Trauma

  • Shoe pressure

What Might The Podiatrist Do?

  • Perform a physical examination

  • Perform x-ray evaluation when necessary

  • Remove the ingrown portion of the nail

  • Use nail braces

  • Culture the nail

  • Prescribe appropriate medications, such as antibiotics

  • Perform surgical correction of the nail when indicated