Is Your Ingrown Toenail Keeping You Down?
Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. A common ailment, ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.
For chronic ingrown toenail sufferers, (two or more ingrown nails in the same place), there is hope! A matrixectomy can be performed, in the office, to permanently rid you of your ingrown toenail. The painful border is removed and a chemical is applied to keep that miserable ingrown nail gone for good!
So whether you are experiencing an ingrown for the first time, or this is something you’ve dealt with many times, let one of the doctors at Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists discuss all the treatment options with you. The doctors at Academy specialize in both temporary and permanent ingrown toenail removal. Which one is right for you?