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Get your feet ready for long walks and discomfort-free standing with ingrown toenail treatment. At Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton, we provide the necessary care to prevent complications and relieve symptoms to help you get back on your feet again.

Symptoms Of An Ingrown Toenail

While any toe can get an ingrown toenail, it’s most common for the big toe to become infected. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail may include swollen and tender skin next to the nail. There may be pain when pressure is applied to the side of the toe. You may also experience a white fluid build-up around the toenail or an overgrowth of the skin surrounding the nail, which needs urgent attention.

Causes Of Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can occur in both men and women but are often more common in individuals with sweaty feet. When you come in or call us for a consultation, we can go over the conditions that can cause complications for ingrown toenails, including diabetes and circulatory issues. We also go over other common causes, include cutting the toenails straight across or angling the sides, irregularly shaped or naturally curved toenails, wearing shoes that are too tight, poor posture, poor hygiene and a genetic predisposition to ingrown toenails. Some activities also put an individual at risk for ingrown toenails, including ballet, football, soccer and kickboxing.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

A simple exam can determine if you have ingrown toenails that require ingrown toenail treatment. In most cases the ingrown toenail is excised, and the nail root is cauterized to prevent reoccurrence of the ingrown toenail. This is a simple in-office procedure done under local anesthetic.

Contact Us

Ingrown toenails can be quite painful and sometimes necessitate a trip to the doctor. At Twin Rivers Podiatry, we offer ingrown toenail treatment to help ease the pain. Contact us at (610) 253-2251 to schedule an appointment.