The Pain of Ingrown Toenails

Tara Fussell
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Dr. Tara Fussell provides expert foot and ankle care in both our Altamonte Springs and Orlando offices.

Have you struggled with chronic ingrown toenails? Do you find yourself routinely feeling pain in the corners of your toes, especially when wearing narrow shoes? As our weather gets cooler in Florida, and we have to exchange our beloved flip-flops for closed-toe shoes, those with ingrown toenails will find it harder to ignore the pain. Have no fear, there is apermanent solution to your ingrown toenail problem - and you will not have to rely on a nail technician to painfully "dig" out that ingrown border, or perform "bathroom surgery" on yourself.

Ingrown toenails can be caused by an injury to the nail, cutting your nails too short, or not straight across, wearing shoes that are too tight, and genetic incurvated nail borders. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail can be a painful or red border of the nail, swelling of the toe around the nail, and infection or drainage around the nail. If left untreated, the infection can spread and even cause infection of the underlying bone. Diabetic patients should take special care to prevent and treat ingrown nails.

I myself have suffered with ingrown nail borders before I had a simple office procedure that permanently corrected my problem. As I podiatrist, I treat ingrown toenails daily in the office and most patients are candidates for the procedure that prevents another ingrown nail from occurring. You don't have to suffer any longer or brave the cooler weather in your flip-flops. Contact your podiatrist today and schedule an appointment to have your ingrown toenail fixed once and for all.

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