Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Ingrown toenails can be extremely painful causing discomfort, pus and inflamed skin. Your health care provider can diagnose an ingrown toenail based on your symptoms and a physical examination of the nail and the surrounding skin. If you have noticed any of the signs, even if there is no pain yet, we highly recommend that you come in to be evaluated.
If home remedies haven’t helped your ingrown toenail, your podiatrist may perform the following treatment:
- Removing the Offending border: For an ingrown nail, your podiatrist may anesthetize the toe and remove the offending border of the nail. This separates the nail from the overlying skin and helps the nail grow above the skin edge, usually in 2 to 12 weeks but the toe is usually healed in a few days. At home, you’ll need to soak the toe and replace the material daily. After the procedure your podiatrist may recommend that you wear a toe box shoe or an open toe shoe so your toes have time to heal.
- Removing the nail and tissue. If you have the problem repeatedly on the same toe, your health care provider may suggest removing a portion of the nail along with the underlying tissue (nail bed). This procedure may prevent that part of the nail from growing back. Your podiatrist will numb the toe and use a chemical, a laser or other methods.
To schedule any of the following treatments you can visit our website FlagStaffFootandAnkle.com and book an appointment or call us at 928-774-4825 let us help alleviate your pain.
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Flagstaff, AZ our podiatrist and team at Flagstaff Foot Doctors also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Williams, Winslow, Sedona, Tusayan (Grand Canyon) & Page, AZ & the surrounding areas.