It is not only uncomfortable, but often unsightly when you have an ingrown toenail. Here at Albany Podiatry, you can depend on specialized care so that your nails will not be causing you problems and you can return to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing state for them.
The reason that you suffer with an ingrown toenail to begin with is that your toes are not being given the sufficient space that they require, they’re too thick or curved, or you’re not trimming them properly. The easiest way to prevent them is to have shoes that give you plenty of room for your toes. If your toes are too thick or curved, that is beyond your ability to correct, but you can certainly make certain to square your edges when you trim your nails. Rounding them tends to result in needing our Albany ingrown toenail treatment. What happens is that in all of the above cases, your nail grows into your skin, rather than over it as it would normally. There is even greater risk for complications if you have diabetes, vascular problems, or numbness due to neuropathy. You could experience bleeding in any case, and an infection may develop. Make sure that you come in for our Albany ingrown toenail treatment. There are various options that can be used, ranging from having our foot doctor trim them, to topical and oral medication, and all the way up to nail removal. In the latter instance, you can be assured that the nail will eventually grow back.
What is certain is that you should not just let the problem continue without getting care for it. You can call us Albany ingrown toenail treatment to schedule an appointment and we will find a convenient time for you to come in. We even offer Saturday hours to suit the busy lives of our valued patients like you.