Lehigh Acres Podiatrist | Lehigh Acres Ingrown Toenails | FL | Athletic Orthopaedic Reconstructive Center |

Foot and Ankle
Physician and Surgeon

239-936-6778

Ingrown Toenails

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Although they can start out as a small nuisance, ingrown toenails can become a real problem if left untreated. Caused by a segment of the toenail that embeds in the skin around the nail, an ingrown toenail is characterized by pain, swelling, redness and a feeling of warmth in the affected toe. If the nail digs into the flesh around the nail and causes the skin to break, bacteria can enter, resulting in an infection. The infection can increase the level of pain in the toe and create additional problems.

While some people are prone to ingrown toenails and others are caused by improper nail trimming techniques, ingrown toenails can also be caused by trauma from repeated impact or stubbing the toe. Treatment for minor ingrown toenails can often be done in the home if you are in good health and if no infection is present. Soaking the foot to soften the skin and massaging the affected area can loosen the troublesome part of the nail.

If physician care is necessary, antibiotics may be prescribed to manage the infection and an outpatient surgery may be necessary to remove the offending nail. If you are in need of care for your ingrown toenail or are unsure how to properly are for your toenails, contact us today.

Lehigh Acres Podiatrist | Lehigh Acres Ingrown Toenails | FL | Athletic Orthopaedic Reconstructive Center |
 
 
 
 
Lehigh Acres Podiatrist Athletic Orthopaedic Reconstructive Center is a certified Podiatrist specializing in Ingrown Toenails, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Lehigh Acres, FL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 33971 area and surrounding areas in Lehigh Acres