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By Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado
August 30, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ingrown Toenail  

What your podiatrist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wants you to knowingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail can be annoying and painful. You may have trouble wearing shoes because of the pain and pressure. You can prevent ingrown toenails by following a few simple steps. If you do get an ingrown toenail, there are some excellent home remedies you can try. Dr. Matthew Hinderland, your podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wants to share what you need to know about ingrown toenails.

People who have toenails that curve down naturally are at higher risk of ingrown toenails. You can also develop an ingrown toenail if you:

  • Cut your toenails too short
  • Injure your toes
  • Have bad foot structure
  • Wear shoes with a narrow toe area

You will know you have an ingrown toenail if:

  • Your toe looks dark and swollen
  • Your toe appears red
  • Pus comes out under your toenail
  • You have throbbing pain and pressure in your toe

Fortunately, you can do a lot to prevent ingrown toenails. Remember these simple tips:

  • Cut your toenails straight across, don’t round the corners
  • Don’t cut your toenails too short
  • Wear comfortable shoes with plenty of toe room

If you do develop an ingrown toenail, try these simple tips at home:

  • Soak your toe in warm water
  • Cushion and bandage your toenail

If your ingrown toenail doesn’t heal with home remedies, it’s time to visit Dr. Hinderland. He may suggest:

  • Lifting your toenail up from your skin
  • Trimming your toenail
  • Removing the toenail completely

You don’t need to suffer from an ingrown toenail when help is just a phone call away. Get some relief from throbbing ingrown toenail pain by calling Dr. Matthew Hinderland, your podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Help your toes by calling today!