Posts for category: Ingrown Toenails

By Ann M
February 06, 2015
Category: Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is one that curves into the skin, may break the skin and lead to painful, dangerous infections.  Too often tight shoes, tight socks and incorrect nail trimming are to blame, but in some cases heredity also plays a part in our nails’ tendency to curve.

1) teach children from a young age to trim their toenails properly, in a straight line, not too short
2) make sure shoes fit properly with width being most important
3) reduce inflammation by soaki
ng in room-temperature water and gently massaging the side of the nail fold
4) see a foot doctor (podiatrist) right away
5) never dig the nail out or cut it off, as this “bathroom surgery” carries a high risk of infection

At the Foot & Ankle Centers, our doctors perform a minor surgical procedure in the comfort of our doctors’ office, in most cases the same day as the initial visit. You will be able to walk out of our office better than you walked in.

Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our board-certified podiatrists at our location nearest you!

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November 30, 2012
Category: Ingrown Toenails
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Are you missing your sandals yet?  Now that we are into weather where we are wearing more closed-toe shoes, the doctors at the Foot & Ankle Centers will tell you that it's important to pay attention to improperly sized footwear.  Did you know that wearing tight socks or shoes can cause Ingrown Toenails?  And if an infection is suspected, home care is strongly discouraged.  Call us for an appointment - where our foot surgeons will tell you what treatment is best for you!  3 locations:  Yorkville (630-553-9300), Morris (815-942-9050) and Sandwich (815-786-9451).