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.
I have known Dr. Tom for over 20 years. He helped my daughter with her ingrown toenails and she has had no problem since! We did not stay connected for a time period. About two years ago, I took the liberty to see another podiatrist instead of Dr. Tom. The procedure on my ingrown nail was done so poorly it was causing me tremendous pain. I saw this doctor who replied he could redo it. Then I remembered Dr. Tom! Why had I not gone to see him is beyond me! Remembering how he helped my daughter, I knew he would do the procedure RIGHT! I reconnected with him over the past week. He did the procedure exactly as I knew he would! (Nothing the way the other doctor did it.) I'm not losing connection with Dr. Tom when the health for my feet is concerned! His office staff is the most congenial, also! Thank you, Cynthia and JoAnn!
February 11, 2022
Love, love, love Dr. B! I visited him to have a toenail removed. He explained everything in detail, procedure, price, aftercare, etc. I was really nervous and he made me feel so at ease. He is very kind and understanding and funny too! I was able to get an appointment quickly. As soon as I arrived they got me right in. In and out in 30 minutes. I wish Dr. B was dentist, family physician, pediatrician, opthomologist, chiropractor and every other kind of doctor.! He's got the right stuff!!
April 8, 2021
I have to admit, I believe I have commented on Dr. Bembynista, before, but I must do it again. I had an appointment to have a cyst removed from the side of my big toe. Somehow there was a “snafu”, and they didn’t have me scheduled. I knew I “had” one because he had given me a prescription for antibiotics to start two days before. Without anything being said, the nurse/receptionist said “No problem”, you will be his last today. Without a worry, she took me back to the room and got everything ready. He came in, happy and ready to go. He explained every single thing along the way. I wanted to watch, that’s just how I am. He finished and stitched my toe up. Then he said, “I’m giving you my cell number, send me a picture in 2 days, if you have any questions or concerns between now and then, please don’t hesitate to text with picture first, then call”!!I was stunned. As it turned out, thank goodness he gave me his number, there were so many pharmacies that didn’t have my prescription. Walmart was the only one that had it, out of 8 attempts at others. Then they decided they needed additional info and called his office. (Really Walmart, it’s 6:00pm on Thanksgiving Eve). So I texted him, gave him the information, he called them, texted me back, and said, “This is exactly why I give you my cell number”!! Not only does he come to the waiting room between every client, but he personally says hello, and let’s you know if he’s running behind. He spends such quality time with each patient, it doesn’t matter to me if he’s running behind. He’s the most truly caring, compassionate, “human” Physician I have been to in years. This Man truly cares and it shows. Thank you so much, I wish there were more of you!!
November 27, 2019
I’ve had this procedure performed before somewhere else and Dr. Thomas Bembynista completely exceeded my expectations. I barely felt anything when I got my shots compared to the first time somewhere else where it was close to one of the worst pains I’ve ever felt. I have been battling a terrible ingrown toenail since June of 2020. The whole procedure took him 5 minutes total to complete. If you or know of anyone else struggling with an ingrown toenail go see Dr. Thomas Bembynista. He is the best of the best and his staff is incredible! I can’t express enough how great the whole experience was!
March 9, 2022
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