Ingrown Toenail Prevention & Treatment
Ingrown toenails can make like miserable for those who are always on the move. This happens when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin. It can cause an infection and a lot of pain.
Ingrown toenails can be caused by trimming nails too short, improper shoe pressure or fungus infection. Poor foot structure also can cause ingrown toenails. Our Plano TX podiatrists at Premier Foot & Ankle specialize in ingrown toenail prevention and relief.
Prevention includes cleaning the feet daily, properly trimming the toenail and ensuring shoes and socks are not too tight. Treatment for ingrown toenail problems can include soaking feet in warm, soapy water for minor cases, antibiotics and prescriptions for major cases. If an acute infection occurs, surgical removal of the toenail may be suggested.
Our Plano TX foot care specialists can help you with your ingrown toenail problem. Call our Plano podiatry clinic today, or visit us online for more information.