Ingrown toenails can be extremely tender, don’t let the fear of the pain caused by the removal procedure keep you from correcting the problem! No need to worry, Dr. Daniel Mendoza will have you feeling better by the time you walk out of the office.
An ingrown toenail happens when the outer edge of the toenail digs into the skin as it grows, and it usually occurs on the big toes. It can be red, swollen, and even start oozing. Ingrown toenails can be caused by improperly trimmed nails, heredity, crowding of toes, or even repeated trauma from everyday activities like playing basketball.
If you are diabetic or have poor circulation, call our office right away. These conditions can hinder your body’s ability to heal itself, and the problem needs to be corrected before your toe becomes infected. Even the healthiest person can have difficulty healing an ingrown toenail – schedule your appointment today before summer and open-toe shoes arrive!