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Ingrown Toenail Laser Treatment

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown Toenail Laser Treatment

Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail looks like a round bulged rash on the sides of a nail. The prominent trouble spot for an ingrown toenail is the inside edge of the big toe, but it can happen to both sides of the nail. 

An ingrown toenail is both painful and non-painful, but it could cause severe pain in the big toe when it gets infected. In addition, if left untreated and in case of an infection, it may drain.

A myth among people is that an ingrown toenail is painful, which is not confirmed by default as the real pain begins with the infection, so without it, the patient might feel some little discomfort.

Due to the existence of the nail root under the skin, the shape of most ingrown toenails is curved before it hurts or gets infected.

Incorrectly trimmed or picking on toenails are the leading causes for infected ingrown toenails. Still, trauma, injury, stepping on toenails, falling nails, improper shoes, or among sports soccer and in sporadic cases, a fungal infection could create ingrown toenails too.  

In addition, The ability to develop an ingrown toenail may also be a hereditary cause.

Causes

Causes of ingrown toenails include:

  • Poor toenail trimming. The most frequent reason for ingrown toenails is cutting toenails too short. Improper cutting causes the skin to go over the nail and create ingrown the toenail. 
  • Trauma. Stepping on toenails, improper shoe pressure, trauma, falling heavy object on the toe, soccer, running, or other sports involved kicking with the foot.
  • Heredity. It could be the cause of ingrown toenails in some people. 
  • Fungal infection. In rare cases causes the condition.
  • Small & tight shoes. Constant pressure caused by improper shoes and socks can cause an ingrown toenail.
  • Fungal infection. One of the uncommon causes for nail problems and ingrown toenails. Trichophyton, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Candida, and dermatophytes are some of the organisms contributing to the condition.
  • Toe deformation
  • Too long toes
  • Conditions causing foot swelling
  • Edema 
  • Hyperhidrosis

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Occasionally and in superficial cases, the patient can safely perform the necessary treatment and get the excessive part of the nail out of the toe. Still, this treatment is highly discouraged due to the high probability of infection caused by using nonsterile tools.

In case of toe infection or medical conditions like neuropathy, poor blood circulation, or diabetes, seeing a podiatrist as soon as possible is highly recommended for treating an ingrown toenail.

Ingrown Toenail Laser Treatment

Our podiatrist can remove your ingrown toenail with the help of a laser.  

She trims your nail with the help of a unique laser device, relieving the pain and prevent it from happening again.

Ingrown toenail laser treatment removes the nail's root at the exact size and relieves the pain the easiest painless possible. The affected area will be treated by the heat generated by the laser correcting the toenail.

You experience less downtime, less downtime, and fewer post-surgery complications using ingrown laser removal.

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Home treatment

Assume the patient doesn't have an infection or any of the above medical conditions. In that case, to reduce the inflammation, the patient can soak the foot in warm water and Epsom salt and gently massage the side of the nail.

Avoid home surgery at any cost as it could cause infection in your toe, and remember that cutting the nail can worsen the condition.

Keep in mind that if the symptoms worsened, it's time to see a foot and ankle surgeon immediately.

Know More About Home Treatment 

  • Don't cut the edges of the nail too short. 
  • Don't frequently cut nail edges. 
  • Don't place anything under your nail. 

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Podiatry office care:

Your podiatrist examing your toe and toenail will decide the best way to suit your condition throughout the action and treatment method. For example, your podiatrist may prescribe a topical and oral antibiotic in case of toenail infection.

In rear cases, your foot doctor might perform, in-office, a minor surgical procedure to ease the pain, drain the infection, and removing the part of the nail causing the problem.

During the procedure, your podiatrist may use a local anesthetic to remove the part of the nail. If the ingrown reoccur, removal of nail root might be necessary.

Considering the use of anesthetics, the patient might experience a small amount of pain and discomfort. Therefore, after the surgery, your doctor will apply a minimal bandage to the affected area.

The patient can resume normal daily activities as soon as the day after surgery. Your podiatrist might prescribe oral and topical antibiotics after the surgery to prevent infection, so make sure you take all the medication as prescribed and do not interrupt when your symptoms have improved.

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How to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

You can prevent ingrown toenails by:

  • Correct nail trimming. Cut your toenails straight and without cutting them too short. After cutting your toenails, make sure that your fingernails can go under the sides and end of your toenails.
  • Proper shoes & socks. As mentioned above, tight shoes, especially around the toes, are the primary cause of ingrown toenails, so choose your shoes and socks correctly with comfort in mind.

Ingrown toenail facts

  • An ingrown toenail is an uncomfortable and painful condition that mainly occurs in the big toe's toenail.
  • Athletes, mainly football and soccer players, are among those who suffer the most from an ingrown toenail.
  • Poorly sized shoes and toe injuries are among the most important causes associated with ingrown toenails.
  • An ingrown toenail can reoccur
  • More about ingrown toenail

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