Don't suffer with a painful ingrown toenail any longer! A simple, permanent, virtually painless treatment is now available at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center.
Although they can start out as a small nuisance, ingrown toenails can become a real problem if left untreated. Caused by a segment of the toenail that embeds in the skin around the nail, an ingrown toenail is characterized by pain, swelling, redness and a feeling of warmth in the affected toe. If the nail digs into the flesh around the nail and causes the skin to break, bacteria can enter, resulting in an infection. The infection can increase the level of pain in the toe and create additional problems.
While some people are prone to ingrown toenails and others are caused by improper nail trimming techniques, ingrown toenails can also be caused by trauma from repeated impact or stubbing the toe. Treatment for minor ingrown toenails can often be done in the home if you are in good health and if no infection is present. Soaking the foot in warm EPSOM salt water can draw out the inflammation and over the counter antibiotic cream can help treat any minor infection present.
Don't let an ingrown toenail go a long time without seeking treatment. If you or a loved one has been suffering with an ingrown toenail, call our office in Blackfoot at 208 785-6700. In most cases Dr. Douglas Williams is able to relieve the pain from an ingrown nail on your first visit utilizing a simple, relatively pain-free, in-office procedure to remove part of the offending nail. If you are in need of care for your ingrown toenail or are unsure how to properly care for your toenails, don't suffer any longer, contact us today.