By Michael Stegman
August 25, 2014
Category: Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown toenails can be intensely painful. How do you know if you have an ingrown toenail? Usually ingrown toenails occur in the big toe. Does it look like there is a nail pushing into your skin? or you can't see the end of your toenail because it is in your skin?
Then you probably have an ingrown toenail. Also, is the side of the skin on the toe bulging, painful, swollen, and red? This would indicate an ingrown toenail. This type of foot condition occurs when the nail grows into the skin putting pressure on your toe skin that causes pain.
â€¨This type of pressure is as if something is constantly poking into your skin and when you put increased pressure on the toe while walking, the nail sticks further into the skin causing pain. The main problem with ingrown toenails is the pain and swelling that you want to stop but the reason to get this problem treated right away is that you definitely do not want it to get worse for fear of an infection.
When the nail digs into the skin, it can cause a cut or a sore and if not treated properly, can lead to a painful infection. Seeing a Sun City foot doctor can help to get rid of the ingrown toenail so that the pain does not worsen and there is little chance of an infection.
American Foot and Ankle Specialists is located in Sun City and Scottsdale Arizona. The most important thing you can do for this problem is to see a Sun City podiatrist or a Scottdale podiatrist and not try to treat the problem your self. Picking at the ingrown toenail or trying to cut it can lead to worsening the wound and pain in the toe providing more of a chance for infection.
Allow us to handle it for you at one of our locations. As professionals, we will make sure you that we get rid of the extra toenail correctly. Call 480-483-9000 today and schedule an appointment!
Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas of the American Foot and Ankle Specialists have extensive experience treating ingrown toenails to relieve the painful foot condition. Seeing a Scottsdale foot doctor will reduce the chances of further pain or infection. Call 480-483-9000 today and make an appointment! Don't let this problem get worse and get back to pain free feet!