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Ingrown Toenails

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] What are ingrown toenails?

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition characterized by the nail digging into the surrounding skin, leading to inflammation and possible infection of the toe. This is a serious condition for people with impaired circulation, diabetes, or other systemic diseases.

Causes of ingrown toenails:

  • Heredity.
  • Improper nail trimming.
  • Trauma.
  • Shoe pressure.
  • Poor foot structure.

What can you do?

  • Trim toenails straight across as a preventative measure.
  • Select the proper shoe style and size.

What will Dr. Allen do for you?

  • Perform a physical examination.
  • Perform x-ray evaluation when necessary.
  • Remove the ingrown portion of the nail.
  • Culture the nail.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications, such as antibiotics.
  • Perform surgical correction of the nail when indicated.

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