Our Foot Doctors In Kenosha & Paddock Lake, WI, Can Help With Your Ingrown Toenail Treatment

5-Star Ingrown Toenail Treatment In Kenosha & Paddock Lake, Wisconsin (WI)

Ingrown Toenail Causes & Symptoms

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This condition occurs when the toenail cuts into the surrounding skin. This may be due to a congenital curving of the nail, improper trimming, high heeled shoes, too narrow shoes, or toe deformities such as a bunion or overlapping toes that cause increased pressure on neighboring toes.

Changes in the nail due to previous trauma or fungus in the nail may also contribute to ingrown nails. The most common site for ingrown nails is the big toe.

Symptoms may range from mild discomfort to prolonged conditions which become infected. When infected, the toenail area becomes red, swollen, and painful with possible pus and drainage. For some people, ingrown nails only occur once. For others, this may be an ongoing battle.

Home Treatment For Ingrown Toenails

Contrary to what our mothers and popular literature have always said, if you are prone to ingrown nails, you should cut your nails rounded and keep them relatively short. This will prevent them from growing into the tip or side of the toe.

If the nail does become red and inflamed, soak your toe in warm, soapy water with Epsom salts and carefully trim the nail. If this does not alleviate your symptoms, make an appointment with a Kenosha foot doctor or Paddock Lake foot doctor at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment In Our Podiatry Offices In Kenosha & Paddock, WI

If the ingrown condition is mild, your podiatrist may be able to simply cut the nail properly to alleviate your symptoms. If the area is infected, the doctor will need to numb the toe and then remove the small section of the nail that is causing the infection. The toe will stay numb for several hours, but you may resume light activities immediately (such as driving). By the next day, your toe will generally feel around 90% better.

If the condition tends to recur, there is a permanent solution. Our foot doctor will numb your toe, remove the offending nail section and put a chemical in the area to sterilize the cells that make the nail so that the ingrown section of nail never grows back. This procedure has proven to be 95% effective with a high degree of patient satisfaction and little discomfort.

When conservative treatment options are no longer providing the comfort you need, consultation with our award-winning ingrown toenail specialists in Kenosha and Paddock Lake, WI, is advised to discuss surgical options.

Learn More About Our Treatment Options With Our Award-Winning Ingrown Toenail Specialists In Kenosha & Paddock Lake, WI!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, and we’re confident we can help with your ingrown toenail too. Your feet will thank you! For additional information on ingrown toenail treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at 847-390-7666.

 

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha & Paddock Lake, WI
Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha & Paddock Lake, WI


  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Kenosha podiatrists and Paddock Lake podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Kenosha foot doctors and Paddock Lake foot doctors, can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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