When toenails become ingrown, the issue can repeat itself. Sometimes poorly fitting shoes, especially with a shallow toe box can contribute to the toenail becoming ingrown, especially the big toe.
Trimming toenails too close can be another path to the problem of ingrown toenails.
Ingrown toe nails are painful and can lead to infection which contributes to even greater risk. People who are suffering from diabetes seem to be likely to develop ingrown toenails and have risk of poor healing or infection.
Stubborn ingrown toenails, usually, again at the big toe, require some surgical treatment. At Hoosier Foot and Ankle, I treat them with removal of the nail in the irritated area, plus inflamed or infected tissue, using a local anesthesia. Then, alcohol and Phenol are applied to prevent regrowth.
The procedure in this video is usually successful with rapid recovery. Call Hoosier Foot and Ankle 1-800-615-1363 for an appointment to get relief from your ingrown toenail. We have five clinics in the Indianapolis area.