Ingrown Toenail

What is Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenails are nails where the corners or sides grow into the nearby soft tissue. The big toe is the most common location, but any toenail may become ingrown. An ingrown toenail may be caused by improper trimming of the nail where the corners are curved. Heredity may play a part, as can pressure on the toes from crowding or tight shoes.

The image is an advanced neglected ingrown toenail of the right great toe. This teenage female came in with her mother to get this fixed. She had failed to tell her mom about her toe for a few months. We were able to perform a procedure to save her toenail and remove the infection. She will make a full recovery.

Dr. Michaels Says:

“Today, we perform interventions to narrow the nail utilizing local anesthesia which produces a painless procedure. You have a 99% chance of this problem never coming back. The post operative course has minimal complications and you can walk out the same day. Kids play soccer the day after the procedure. It is a very safe, effective and definitive treatment.”