Welcome to the Center for Foot Care, Cincinnati’s premier destination for ingrown toenails treatment. Our team of expert podiatrists is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to help you get rid of your ingrown toenail and find relief from pain and discomfort.
What are Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling. Ingrown toenails are almost always hereditary in nature but can also be caused by some traumas to the nail or nail area.
Symptoms and Signs
The symptoms of an ingrown toenail include pain, tenderness, redness, and swelling around the affected nail. In some cases, there may be pus or drainage. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the condition from worsening.
There are various treatment options available for ingrown toenails, depending on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical treatments include soaking the affected foot in warm water, proper nail trimming techniques, and using over-the-counter medications. In more severe cases, surgical treatments such as partial nail avulsion, total nail avulsion, or matrixectomy may be recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does it take to recover from ingrown toenail surgery?
A: The recovery time after ingrown toenail surgery varies depending on the individual and the type of procedure performed. Generally, it takes a few weeks for the toe to heal completely, but there are very few restrictions or limitations of activity after this simple procedure which is performed in the office.