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Professional Ingrown Toenail Solutions at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where we specialize in treating and managing ingrown toenails that cause discomfort and pain. Our renowned podiatrist, Dr. Mandaniopour, is equipped with the latest tools and techniques to treat your condition effectively.

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the toenail grows into the skin of the toe. This can cause pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes infection. Ingrown toenails are common in both adults and children and can result from improper toenail trimming, tight footwear, or injury.

Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails

  • Pain and tenderness along one or both sides of the toenail
  • Redness around the toenail
  • Swelling of the toe around the nail
  • Infection of the tissue around the toenail in more severe cases

Our Ingrown Toenail Treatments

Conservative Treatments:

  • Lifting the Nail: For slightly ingrown nails, lifting the edge of the nail and placing cotton, dental floss, or a splint under it can help correct the growth pattern.
  • Proper Trimming: Teaching you the proper way to trim your toenails to prevent the likelihood of recurring issues.

Advanced Treatments:

  • Partial Nail Removal: For more severe cases, especially those with infection, removing part of the nail may be necessary.
  • Total Nail Removal: If you have chronic pain or repeated ingrown toenails, removing the entire nail might be considered.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expert Care: Our podiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating all types of foot conditions, including ingrown toenails.
  • Advanced Techniques: We use the most effective, minimally invasive techniques to treat ingrown toenails and prevent their recurrence.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We not only treat the ingrown toenail but also educate on preventative measures and foot hygiene.
  • Patient Comfort: Our treatments are performed with your comfort and health as the highest priorities.

Book Your Consultation Today

Don’t let ingrown toenail pain hold you back. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist,  Dr. Mandanipour. We are here to help you return to pain-free walking as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ingrown Toenail Treatments

Q1: What causes ingrown toenails?

A1: Ingrown toenails can be caused by several factors, including improper toenail trimming (cutting toenails too short or not straight across), wearing shoes that crowd the toenails, injury to the toenail, and genetic predisposition.

Q2: What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?

A2: Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include pain and tenderness in your toe along one or both sides of the nail, redness around your toenail, swelling of your toe around the nail, and infection of the nail fold in some cases.

Q3: How can I prevent ingrown toenails?

A3: Preventive measures include proper trimming of your toenails (straight across, not too short), wearing well-fitting shoes and socks that do not press too tightly on the toes, and keeping your feet clean and dry to avoid infection.

Q4: Are ingrown toenails serious?

A4: While ingrown toenails can be painful, they are generally not serious. However, if left untreated, the infection can spread to the underlying bone structures, which can be serious, particularly for people with diabetes or poor circulation.

Q5: What treatments are available for ingrown toenails?

A5: Treatments range from conservative home care methods like soaking the foot in warm, soapy water and placing cotton under the toenail to medical treatments such as partial or total nail removal or antibiotics for infections. Our clinic also offers guidance on proper nail care to prevent recurrence.

Q6: Does the removal of an ingrown toenail hurt?

A6: The procedure to remove an ingrown toenail can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the toe, so you should not feel pain during the procedure. There may be some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, but pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Q7: How long is the recovery after ingrown toenail surgery?

A7: Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure. For minor surgeries, patients often return to normal activities within a few days. However, if a significant portion of the nail was removed, or if there was an infection, recovery might take longer.

Q8: Can ingrown toenails recur?

A8: Yes, ingrown toenails can recur, especially if preventive measures are not followed. Recurrent problems with ingrown toenails might require more permanent solutions such as a procedure to remove part of the nail bed to prevent a portion of the nail from growing back.

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