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Ingrown Toenails Removal Phoenix, AZ

Ingrown Toenails Treatment Phoenix AZAn ingrown toenail occurs when your toenail grows in a way that the edge of the nail presses against the adjacent skin causing pain and discomfort. This can occur because of improper nail trimming, wearing tight shoes or because of the shape of the nail root that determines nail growth. It is common for several members of a family to have the same problem suggesting an inherited condition.

Proper ingrown toenail removal treatment in Phoenix, AZ, usually involves numbing the toe and removing the abnormally curved nail creating the pain and placing the patient on antibiotic with post-operative instructions regarding aftercare.

Permanent correction of the nail is recommended by ingrown toenail specialists when the toe is not infected to prevent chronic recurrence of ingrown nail and recurrent infection. Correction of the deformed nail can often be done on an outpatient basis in an ingrown toenail clinic under local anesthesia, with application of a special chemical by a doctor to the root of the nail to prevent chronic recurrence of the curved portion of the nail. This will make the new nail flatter and less likely to re-grow and create chronic nail infections and nail pain. Post-operatively patients should avoid shoe pressure and may have to wear a special surgical shoe and may have special instructions from their physician regarding soaks and wound care.


Ingrown nails are usually caused by a curved nail root and at times the way the nail root lays on the bone. Besides the characteristics of the root ingrown nails can also be inherited and typically run in families.
While many home remedies have been recommended over time the most effective way to get rid of an ingrown nail is to consult with your podiatrist regarding permanent correction in which the nail root is treated by laser, chemical, or by surgically cutting out part of the root.
An ingrown nail occurs when the nail is abnormally curved and digs into the tissue surrounding the nail known as the nail fold. Because this fold and the nail curvature is deep, it can bring the infection from the nail into the bone under the nail. This can become very serious and form a bone infection, known as osteomyelitis, that may result in amputation of the toe or hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. This is extremely important in diabetics but can be a problem in all ages and all medical conditions.
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