Ouch! Get the right help in Colorado Springs for painful ingrown toenails
Here’s what you should about getting board-certified Colorado Springs ingrown toenails treatment at Intermountain Foot & Ankle:
An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is an often painful condition usually affecting the big toe where the nail has grown and cuts into the side of what’s called the paronychium nail bed. common disease affecting the nail, usually of the big toe. In addition to pain, it can cause bleeding and infection.
There are other conditions similar to ingrown toenails to include involuted nails, small corns, or callus/debris caught in the grooves to either side or the underside of the nail. A convex nail (onychocyrtosis) is another similar condition with similar symptoms. In the case of an ingrown toenail, the flesh has been cut and penetrated.
If the ingrown toenail is severe enough, surgery may be required. With survey, the penetrating portion of the nail is removed by the surgeon, but not necessarily the entire nail. Recovery time will vary depending upon the condition and the presence of any infection.
The American Podiatric Medical Association website has more information about ingrown toenails.
VIDEO: Ingrown Toenails
In this video, Dr. Kerry Berg, talks about the causes of ingrown toenails, how they’re treated, and likely results from treatment:
Talk to a top Colorado Springs foot doctor about your treatment options
To schedule an appointment to see ingrown toenails specialist, Dr. Kerry Berg at Intermountain Foot & Ankle Associates, PC, for an evaluation, please call 719-594-9920.