Coping With Ingrown Toenails in Queens and Long Island
If you have an ingrown toenail, you know firsthand how painful and annoying these podiatric issues can be. Understanding the underlying causes of ingrown toenails can sometimes help you to avoid these issues to prevent the discomfort and loss of mobility that this condition can sometimes cause. At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, our team of skilled and knowledgeable podiatrists will work with you to address problems with ingrown toenails and any other issues you may be having with your feet or ankles.
What Are the Causes of Ingrown Toenails?
Ingrown toenails are caused by a number of different factors, including the following:
• Deformities of the toenails, including severe curvature as they grow
• Shoes that are too tight
• Genetic predispositions to these conditions
• Improper grooming of toenails
• Injuries, including stubbing your toe or crushing injuries from objects falling on your foot
Seeking prompt treatment for an ingrown toenail can reduce the impact of this podiatric condition on your mobility. At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, we work with you to resolve minor issues like ingrown toenails before they become serious problems for you and your feet. Our team is committed to delivering the best and most practical solutions for your feet and ankle care requirements in Nassau County and the borough of Queens in New York.
Special Care for Diabetic Patients
Even small injuries to your feet can become much more serious if you are a patient with diabetes. At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, our podiatrists can help you to manage your foot care more effectively and can deliver practical solutions that will prevent infections associated with ingrown toenails and that will help you to stay mobile and healthy now and in the future. We can create a customized regimen that allows you to inspect and care for your feet to prevent infections. This can help you to walk more comfortably and to stay mobile while managing the effects of diabetes on your feet.
Treatment for Ingrown Toenails
Depending on the severity of your ingrown toenail problem, our podiatrists may recommend treatments in our office or at home that can be applied topically to the area affected by this condition. We may also prescribe antibiotics to promote faster healing from any infections. If surgical removal of the nail or tissue is required, the professionals at Ideal Foot & Ankle Group will explain your options to you and will help you decide on the right course of treatment for your toenail issues.
At Ideal Foot & Ankle Group, we offer the most advanced and effective treatment options for our patients. Our talented and dedicated team members will work with you to determine the best ways to address your issues and to help you maintain full mobility and improved pain management. Give us a call today at 718-626-3338 to schedule an appointment with our team. We will be happy to work with you to create a customized treatment plan that suits your needs perfectly.