Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Ingrown toe nails have borders or sides that dig painfully into the skin, often causing infection. Symptoms include redness, swelling, drainage, and pain. Ingrown toenails are frequently caused by improper nail trimming, but can also be caused by shoe pressure, injury, fungal infection, and poor foot structure. Infected ingrown toe nails are trimmed and drained under sterile technique with local anesthesia (numbing injections) in the office. If the ingrown toenail is chronic or reoccurring, then a permanent removal of the offending nail border can be performed while keeping the rest of the nail intact. Patients are able to walk and return to normal activity right away.