Ingrown Toenail Treatments: Are You Treating Your Feet Right?
With a range of footwears coming in vogue, we get fascinated way too easily. You saw a beautiful pair of sneakers, you love them, and you absolutely want to buy them. But damn, they don’t fit you. Well, who cares? They are just a little tight, I can slip my feet in and adjust. This is what you think and buy those shoes anyway. You love wearing them, you get compliments for those amazing shoes, but wait, does your feet hurt? If your answer is yes, then there is a possibility that your toenail might have grown under your skin because of the trauma caused in them due to the ill-fitting shoes. So, for a moment, go back to that question you asked yourself, “who cares?”, and know that you must care, so that you may not invite such problems to yourself.
Tight-fitting shoes are a very common reason for ingrown toenails, but there are other causes as well. We love nails that are shaped well and for that reason, we often cut the corners of our nails way too short to match them with the round curve of our toe. This gives the nails a space to go under your skin and again cause an ingrown toenail. Often, trauma and injury to the toenail also make you face the condition.
How do you know that you have developed an ingrown toenail?
The most common symptoms of an ingrown toenail are redness, pain and swelling. If it has developed pus as well, there could be a drainage from it which might be white or yellowish in color and may be accompanied by a bad odor. So, you need to get rid of such in-growths. However, not all ingrown toenail require a treatment, but if you have been experiencing it for more than a week and no home treatments are working, the pain is persisting and the redness and swelling is spreading, it is a clear sign that your nail requires medical help. Also, if you are diabetic or have a weak immune system and poor circulation, you must not wait even if the symptoms are mild.
A long, persistent toenail can develop an infection, and this may lead to complicating the treatment. So, it is best to book an appointment without delays. The doctor can diagnose your toenail by simple physical examination and treat it right away by either lifting your toenail, or removing a part of the nail, and sometimes removing even the skin beneath it, in severe situations. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics if there is an infection.
There are sometimes risk of the problem returning, in such cases, the doctor may put cotton wool, which needs to be changed on a daily basis, under your nail as it grows back, so that your nail does not get space to dig your skin. In more severe situations, you may require a surgery where the cells in your nail bed might need to be removed, so that the nail does not grow back. The surgery is done with help of local anesthetics and is usually painless.
We offer you all these Ingrown Toenail treatments with the most advanced technologies and safe procedures. With us, you are in safe hands and you can be sure about your problem being ripped off from the roots, with no risks of the ingrown nail coming back, with our treatments. So, do take care of your feet and treat them right. Don’t go on performing surgery on your ingrown nail by yourself, we are here for you!