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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails Treatment & Surgery

An ingrown toenail occurs when a portion of the nail grows into the soft tissue surrounding it. The condition can become chronic and lead to more severe infections if left untreated. It's no secret that ingrown toenails are a pain. But it might surprise you to learn just how common they are. At Podiatry Centers of Maryland, we specialize in ingrown toenails removal for patients. We enjoy helping our customers find relief, and we want you to do the same. In this article, we will help you understand what causes them, how you can avoid them in the future, and what to do if you already have one.

Ingrown Toenail Symptoms 

If you have an ingrown toenail, you might notice a variety of common symptoms, such as: 

  • Pain and tenderness in the area around your toe
  • Redness, swelling, or warmth
  • A pus-filled blister on top of the nail bed
  • Limping because of pain when walking
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Treatments for Ingrown Toenails 

To treat an ingrown toenail, you can try a variety of different methods. For fast pain relief, you can soak your feet in salty or soapy warm water, followed by an application of over-the-counter antiseptic and a bandage. This will help keep the area clean and protected while you work to find a permanent solution. Don’t try to take the nail out yourself, as this could lead to further complications. If the pain persists, then it’s best to get help from an experienced podiatrist. They can prescribe a topical ointment or oral medication to treat the infection properly. They also offer professional ingrown toenails removal services, so you can safely eliminate the source of the problem and enjoy lasting relief. 

Prevention Tips 

Prevention is the best way to keep your toenails healthy. If you’ve recently recovered from an ingrown nail, you want to make sure it doesn't happen again. Here are some tips for avoiding future issues: 

  • Keep your feet dry and clean
  • Wear shoes that fit properly and don't rub against the sides of your toes
  • Trim nails straight across the top 
  • Don’t pick or dig at the skin around your nailbed

When Should You See a Podiatrist? 

Have you been suffering from foot pain, because you’re unsure whether you need help from a trained professional? Here are some signs and symptoms that indicate you should see an experienced podiatrist rather than trying to treat symptoms yourself:

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  • Your toenail is making it difficult to walk or perform daily activities
  • You have multiple ingrown nails
  • The skin is infected around the nail bed
  • You have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet

Do You Need Ingrown Toenail Surgery? 

If you're considering ingrown toenail surgery, it's important to know what to look for in a podiatrist. We at Podiatry Centers of Maryland, pride ourselves on being able to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for your condition, and we look forward to working with you. Contact our office for more information about our wide selection of podiatry services, or to schedule an upcoming appointment.  Book an Appointment

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