about Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails are very common. They are generally heredity and can also be caused by incorrect cutting of the nail itself. It’s a very
painful condition that occurs when the nail grows into the skin as this occur’s the skin around the nail become’s red and swollen, this cause’s the problem to get worse.In 37 years in practice we have treated thousand’s successfully.
In 37 years in practice we have treated thousand’s successfully.
Home treatment’s should start with soaking the foot in Epsom salts for 20 minutes, this will hopefully reduce the swelling and reduce any discharge from the toe. Apply OTC topical antibiotic ointment is also recommended.You can stick a small piece of cotton under the nail edge to lift the nail so it can grow over the skin.If you’re not seeing improvement with the first 3 to 5 days or it is getting worse, you need to call us.
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about Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails can develop for many reasons. In some cases, the toenails are simply too long. Trauma, such as stubbing a toe, shoes that cause pressure or having someone step on it can cause the nail to jam into the skin. Incorrect cutting and also cause them.
Many times they are a hereditary condition because of the shape of the toes or nails. Patients with diabetes and poor circulation need to be especially careful because it can become infected along the side of the nail and the nail bed area.
about Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown nails should be treated as soon as possible. This is really important if you have diabetes or poor circulation because it can become severe quickly. If the skin is red, painful, or swollen on the sides of the nail, there may be an infection. The ingrown nail can produce a bacteria-rich environment that can cause an infection.
Our Treatment or Self-Treatment
The patient can self-treat with mild antiseptic solution to the area and soaking in antibacterial soap with some water. If this doesn’t improve it within 3 to 5 day’s then see a podiatrist.
If you have to see us for treatment we first numb the toe before we treat it, we use a cold spray to numb the skin a the base of the toe before the numbing. This type of numbing is a way to reduce discomfort and get the toe numb, I will always check to make sure it is numb before doing anything. If the problem has never occurred before then trimming out the ingrown nail should solve the problem. If the nail is a recurrent problem then permanent excision of a small portion of the nail with a chemical solution can be done; it heals over 7 to 10 days. The way this is done only a 1/16 inch of nail is removed, so the nail still look’s normal size. Normally no time off from work is necessary.
Nail fungus has been difficult to successfully treat. Until recently the only options were topical or oral medication, each with limited benefit and potential side effects, such as liver damage.
When pain is located in the center of the heel into the arch when you first get up in the morning or after sitting for a period of time you likely have heel pain with associated plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common problem’s we see, successful conservative treatment occur’s in over 98% of the cases.
Custom-made orthotic devices are used to treat heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, ankle type pain and lower leg and knee pain by controlling abnormal foot function.
A bunion is an enlargement of bone at the base of the big toe. It can occur on one or both feet. The big toe becomes deviated towards the second toe—this is called “Hallux Valgus.”
Lapiplasty 3D bunion surgery is a recently developed type of surgery for the most severe of all bunion deformities.
Ingrown toenails are very common. They are generally heredity and can also be caused by incorrect cutting of the nail itself.
Plantar warts which are also called Verruca occur on the sole of the foot.
Hammer toe deformities are commonly caused by bunions, flatfeet, heredity factors along with improper fitting shoes.
Morton’s Neuroma is an enlarged nerve that usually occurs between the third and fourth toes, but a neuroma can also occur between the second and third toes.
Corns & Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. The pain you have is normally causes by a bone enlargement under the skin which is really causing the pain.
A Tailor’s Bunion is a painful enlargement of the bone on the outside edge of the foot, behind the small toe.