Ingrown Toenail treatment
Looking for professional ingrown toenail treatment? Our experienced podiatrists at Turramurra Podiatry can help diagnose your issues and provide both short term and long term treatments.
What Causes Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown toenails can develop for a wide range of reasons. In some cases, they are congenital and the toenail is simply too large for the toe. Other causes can be; trauma (such as accidentally stubbing the toe or stepping on it) which can cause chronic ingrown toenails. Improper grooming techniques or trimming the nail incorrectly can also cause ingrown toenails. However, the biggest culprit behind ingrown toenails is improper footwear. Shoes that are too tight or small can cause damage to the toe and constant pressure on the nail can cause it to become ingrown.n
Are Ingrown Toenails Dangerous?
Unfortunately, an untreated ingrown toenail can be quite dangerous if left to advance significantly. An ingrown toenail can cause an infection in the underlying bone, and these infections can be extremely severe. Complications get even worse if the individual is diabetic, which causes poor blood flow and nerve damage. To put it simply, it’s extremely important to receive ingrown toenail treatment by a podiatrist so that it can be removed and a preventative treatment plan can be put in place.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
There are a number of ways to treat ingrown toenails. To start, your podiatrist may recommend soaking your feet in warm water multiple times a day and wearing comfortable and properly-sized shoes. The offending toenail will often be removed without requiring any kind of surgery. However, for advanced cases, surgical treatment to remove the toenail and some of the underlying tissue may be required. Luckily, these surgeries are relatively non-invasive.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment from Turramurra Podiatry
If you’re currently suffering from ingrown toenails, our talented podiatrists at Turramurra Podiatry are ready to help.
We’ll perform a thorough examination to diagnose your ingrown toenail and properly treat it. In most cases, we will simply remove the nail piece that is causing you pain in-office, so you can leave with your pain relieved. In some cases, an ingrown toenail can be caused by an outside factor or is extremely severe.
Our team of podiatrists and foot care specialists will perform a full diagnostic of your feet to ensure that you receive the best possible care. We’re passionate about delivering an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans for all foot ailments and injuries.
We understand that these conditions can be extremely painful if they aren’t treated, and we want to offer you the opportunity to live pain-free. Book an appointment with Turramurra Podiatry to take care of your ingrown toenail or other foot-related ailments.