Ingrown Toenail Treatment in New Jersey
If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for an ingrown toenail.
The most common cause of an ingrown toenail is improper trimming of the nail. It occurs when the corners of the nail curl downward and grow into the skin on the edge of the toe. The condition causes pain and swelling and if it is left untreated it may become infected and begin to smell.
Treatment options include soaking the foot, or in extreme cases, removing the part of the nail that is growing underneath the skin. You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes with adequate room for your toes at all times.
Getting regular foot check-ups and seeking immediate help when you notice something can keep small problems from growing more serious.
Our doctors at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons have specialized training and qualifications for diabetic foot care and limb salvage. They are experienced in new surgical techniques to save feet and legs, including joint reconstruction and the use of advanced wound-healing technology.
Advanced Wound/Ulcer Healing
- Genetically engineered platelet-derived growth factor (Regranex)
- Genetically engineered living skin cells (Apligraf)
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
- Negative pressure wound healing (Wound Vac)
- Surgical debridement of wounds
There are many advantages to having your ingrown toenails treated by the experienced and skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:
Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.