An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of a toenail pushes into the adjacent skin. This causes soreness or even significant pain and infection.
Sometimes an ingrown toenail is chronic in nature. Over time, the nail edge gradually turns down. Eventually this impinges on the skin and causes soreness or pain to develop. Infection is usually not present. With an acute ingrown nail, the adjacent skin becomes infected. When this happens, redness, pain, mild swelling and drainage are usually present.
How to Get Rid of Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Dr Helms and Dr Bowers can help you gain quick relief from this problem. After numbing the toe, a small portion of the nail edge is removed. In most case, a chemical is applied at the nail root so the correction is permanent. A full return to all activities is usually possible the next day.
We Can Help
If you have a problem with pain in your toenail, please give our office a call.