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Ingrown Toenails

If you suffer from an ingrown toenail, relief is available in Rowlett, TX. Casteel Foot & Ankle Center is located in Rowlett, TX serving Rowlett and the neighboring cities. Using modern medical techniques, Dr. Casteel and her staff will make sure you have top-level podiatry foot care treatment available today to ensure ingrown toenail relief and restored foot health.

What causes Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown ToenailsOne common condition we see for foot pain treatment is ingrown toenails. An ingrown toenail occurs when the corner of the toenail grows into the soft tissue or into the skin of the toe. Trimming your toenails too short, especially on the sides of the big toe, may cause an ingrown toenail to develop. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail may include:

  • Sore to the touch
  • Swelling
  • Redness or looks infected
  • Draining pus

In some cases the condition may be congenital. Trauma to the nail may cause the toenail condition. The most common reason is due to tight shoes. Our doctor can deliver complete podiatry care and lasting pain relief.

Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

Treatment of ingrown toenails is advised once the condition is identified. Nonsurgical treatment is prescribed before surgical treatment is considered. Nonsurgical approaches include:

  • Wearing shoes with adequate toe room
  • Keeping the foot dry.
  • Taking OTC pain medication
  • Soaking the foot in warm water three times daily

In the event the toenail is infected and nonsurgical methods are ineffective, our podiatrist may prescribe antibiotics and removing the toenail either partially or completely. In some cases the toenail may be permanently removed if the condition is recurrent.

If you suffer from an ingrown toenail condition and need podiatry care, contact us online or call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 to schedule an appointment. We are centrally located to provide hammertoe podiatry in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Royse City, Wylie, Forney and surrounding areas.