What are Ingrown Nails?
Ingrown nails occur when the skin surrounding a nail becomes damaged and can become infected.
This damage can occur from a curved nail growing into the skin, tight-fitting shoes, poorly trimmed nails, and overly aggressive scraping or cleaning of the nail.
Ingrown nails more commonly affect the great toe however lesser toes can also become ingrown.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms include pain, redness, warmth, pus, drainage, and bleeding around one or both of the edges of the nail.
Patients with risk factors including advanced age, diabetes, smoking, poor healing, and poor blood flow should seek care as soon as possible to avoid serious complications.
How we can help!
Ingrown nails can be treated in our office with a quick, effective procedure. The toe is numbed and the edge of the nail is carefully removed. The patient can wear a bandaid and almost immediately return to full activity with minimal pain or discomfort.
We can also permanently remove an edge of a nail, particularly a curved nail, so that the painful part of the nail never grows back. This procedure can also be performed on thickened, painful nails with a quick, easy recovery.
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If you experience any of these conditions, call 919-829-0076 to get the help you need.