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Podiatry Services & Procedures in the Delray Beach, FL 33484; Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 and Coral Springs, FL 33071 areas

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails Treatment in Delray Beach, Hallandale Beach & Coral Springs, FL

Ingrown toenails treatment in the Delray Beach, FL 33445, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 & Coral Springs, FL 33071 areaIngrown toenails can form when the side of a toenail begins to grow into the flesh surrounding the nail. As a result, the affected toe—most commonly the big toe—may become red, swollen, painful, and—in severe cases—infected.

Causes of Ingrown Toenail

There are many reasons why an ingrown toenail may develop. Improperly cutting your toenails is a major cause of ingrown toenails. If toenails aren’t cut straight across or are cut too short, the likelihood of getting an ingrown toenail may increase. Other causes include having unusually curved toenails, wearing shoes that don’t give your toes an ample amount of space, and hereditary factors. Injuring the toe by stubbing it or having an object fall on it may also lead to ingrown toenails. If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to further complications with the foot.

Ingrown Toenail Complications

If you are someone who has diabetes, it’s extremely important to remain mindful of ingrown toenail prevention, as minor cuts or simple scrapes can lead to serious complications. You can prevent ingrown toenails by ensuring toenails are straight across and at a moderate length, wearing shoes that fit properly, and checking feet daily for signs of foot issues.

There are many quick treatments available for ingrown toenails that can lessen pain and have you walking with comfort. If your pain is so severe that it keeps you from everyday activities, however, a visit with your podiatrist is necessary.

Treatment for an ingrown toenail will vary on a case by case basis. One form of treatment requires lifting the ingrown nail and placing a splint or piece of cotton underneath. Another method for a more severe case would involve partially removing the nail. For cases that need extreme care, the nail itself and tissue would have to be removed.

If you’d like more information about ingrown toenails, we recommend you consult with a podiatrist who can give you a proper diagnosis and go over your treatment options.

Delray Beach Office

4765 West Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33445

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Hallandale Beach Office

200 East Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tues: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm*
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Coral Springs Office

2029 North University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071

Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tues: 8am - 5pm*
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
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Foot Doctor, Podiatrist office in the Coral Springs, FL 33071 area
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