Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute
Comprehensive Care for Ingrown Toenails
I know that many of my patients fear coming in for treatment of an infected ingrown toenail. They come in with excruciating pain and I get to send them home feeling a whole lot better.
An ingrown toenail occurs when a corner of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling, followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to improper trimming of the toenail, trauma or genetic factors.
Treatment for ingrown toenails is performed by gently numbing the toe, and then removing the offending corner of the nail. If you have chronic ingrown toenails we can apply a chemical to the nail root to permanently prevent the re-growth of the ingrown portion of the nail.
Patients are typically back into a shoe and can resume their normal activities almost immediately.
If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to come in. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless, and we'll get you back to your normal activities right away.