How to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

How to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Toenails can grow into the tender skin at the edge of your toe and cause swelling, redness, and oozing from infection. While some people have naturally curved toenails that are more likely to grow inward, a more common cause is an improper cutting technique. Many instances of painful ingrown toenails can be prevented with some simple advice.

These tips may help you avoid getting ingrown toenails:

Severe ingrown toenails may need to be surgically modified or removed. This procedure can be accomplished in the doctor’s office and with a minimal recovery process.

If you need help treating ingrown toenails, see your foot doctor for an evaluation. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries, and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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