Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenail is when the toenail grows into the skin, usually at sides of the nail. Ingrown toenail irritates the skin, creating tenderness, redness, swelling and possibly an infection. Ingrown toenails in individuals with diabetes mellitus, poor circulation and / or immunocompromised can be very dangerous and they should seek immediate medical care.

Causes:

Causes of ingrown toenails include:

  • Heredity
  • Improper toenail trimming (do not cut toenails too short, do not round the corners)
  • Direct Trauma to the nail plate
  • Wear shoes that are too tight or too small
  • Nail Conditions.  Fungal infections or losing a nail due to trauma.

 

Symptoms of ingrown toenails:

 

Ingrown toenails can be painful, and they usually worsen in stages.

Early-stage symptoms include:

  • skin next to the nail becoming tender, swollen, or hard
  • pain when pressure is placed on the toe
  • fluid building up around the toe

 

If your toe becomes infected, symptoms may include:

  • red, swollen skin
  • pain
  • bleeding
  • oozing pus
  • overgrowth of skin around the toe

Treat your ingrown toenail as soon as possible to avoid worsening symptoms. At Valley Foot and Ankle Center, we offer advanced diagnosis and treatment for Ingrown Toenail Tarzana, CA.

Picture of Ingrown toenail

Conservative Treatment:

  • Trimming of nail (cut toenails straight across)
  • Soaking your foot in warm water with Epsom salt.
  • Antibiotics for infected ingrown nails

We strongly recommend you seek medical care if you are immunocompromised or have diabetes mellitus and / or poor circulation. Home treatment is strongly discouraged. At Valley Foot and Ankle Center, we offer treatment for Ingrown Toenail WoodlandHills, CA. Schedule an appointment today with the best podiatrist, DPM Dr. Jones Hormozi. For convenience, we serve at one other location Palmdale, CA. If you are looking for treating  Ingrown Toenail Palmdale, CA. Call us at 818-981-1900.

Surgical Treatment:

A foot and ankle specialist will select the treatment that is best suited for you. Most of the time a minor surgical procedure, often performed in the office, will ease the pain and remove the offending nail, acid may be applied to the nail root to prevent ingrown nail recurrence. If this procedure fails a more invasive procedure may be indicated, where the surgeon will remove the nail root surgically.

We encourage you to consult with an foot and ankle specialist for a complete assessment of your condition Ingrown Toenail Lancaster, CA.

Dr. Jones Hormozi at Valley Foot & Ankle Center (VFAC) utilizes state-of-the-art technology, minimally invasive procedures, and advanced techniques to prevent and treat all conditions of the foot and ankle. This allows most patients to walk immediately after most procedures, and they are able to rapidly return to high levels of functioning with excellent outcomes.

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Dr. Jones Hormozi is a Board Certified Podiatrist in Los Angeles. Dr. Hormozi is known for treating sports injuries in patients of all ages. He has treated and operated on professional athletes, semi professional athletes, college athletes and high school athletes. Dr. Hormozi is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences.

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