Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a common problem for children and adults. The shape of the nail plate is a major factor in causing an ingrown nail. While looking at the tip of the toe, a normal nail resembles a dinner plate laying upside down. The outer edges of the nail should be easy to see and easy to trim.

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When a nail incurvates or bends inward on the edges the potential for an ingrown nail increases.

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Improper trimming can lead to the nail growing into the flesh.

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TREATMENT:

The ingrown toenail is painlessly trimmed away under local anesthesia in the office.  A topical medication is applied to the nail root,  preventing the return of the ingrown nail.  A Band-Aid is used until healing is complete. The entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes.  Most patients may return to work or play the same day, and rarely is a pain medication required. The chemical treatment for an ingrown toenail has been successfully used for many years and usually is a permanent solution to the problem for children and adults.  Most patients find their treatment to be a pleasant, comfortable, and satisfying experience when performed by Dr. Forni, in contrast to their own painful bathroom surgery.

If you think you have an Ingrown Toenail please call our office so we can help you become pain-free.
For an appointment call 708-867-3338 or e-mail us at afppodiatry@sbcglobal.net  We will adjust our hours for the convenience of our patients, whenever possible.Open: Mon.- Sat. & Evenings by appointment only.