5-step approach to a near painless toenail removal
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most common problems people face with their feet is ingrown toenails. Ranging from annoying to incredibly painful, ingrown toenails typically occur on the big toe. Ingrown nails occur when edges of the nail plate dig into the skin surrounding the nail, causing swelling, irritation, and even infection. Read more about symptoms, complications and treatment of ingrown toenails.
Examining your feet every day will keep you one step ahead of common foot conditions. However, with a toenail that is ingrown, you may feel it before you see it. A tender toe begs to be heard, so don’t ignore the discomfort—check it out.
Upon examination, you’ll likely see red, swollen, and inflamed skin around the nail. Look closely for signs of infection including drainage or red coloration that seems to be expanding.
WARNING: People with poor blood circulation for any reason, including those with diabetes, should contact our office right away. Ingrown toenails and diabetes do not mix, and what starts as a small problem can quickly lead to severe infection. Even if your feet are otherwise healthy, an infection caused by a nail that is ingrown can eventually lead to loss of the toe or even worse.
Most of the patient’s that come to see us with an ingrown toenail have been putting up with it for some time and just want it out of their lives. Most people also have heard horror stories about the treatment of an ingrown toenail in a doctor’s office or emergency room. Many of the patient’s that come to see us have experienced a painful, unsuccessful or traumatizing treatment prior to coming to us.
Don’t be afraid. We have developed several techniques to make getting rid of your ingrown toenail a nearly painless experience.
AT HOME TREATMENT
Click the video below to see how to fix an Ingrown Toenail at home.
Please Note: This is typically done in the beginning stages of your Ingrown Toenail. If you’re experiencing extreme pain and pus, please seek your podiatrist at your earliest convenience and let them help STOP YOUR PAIN!
TREATMENTS & SURGERIES
Dr. Silvester and Dr. Larsen specialize in many advanced minimally and non-invasive treatments, and if necessary, advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques with patient proven success stories.
Some of those are used to treat your ingrown toenails, such as:
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At Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic we do this procedure nearly every day and often many times a day. All this experience has taught us ways to get you through the experience without a lot of unnecessary pain or fuss. Also, most of the time, you end up with a toenail that looks almost entirely normal. This procedure is called a partial matricectomy. It is also usually a permanent solution to ingrown toenail problems.
Our 5-Step Injection approach to an almost painless toenail removal.
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Ingrown Toenail Surgery With AMAZING results!
A young patient and his mom share their experience with him having a BADLY INFECTED and PAINFUL toenail removed using our 5-Step injection approach to reduce the horror most relate ingrown toenail removal to.
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