Suffering From Ingrown Toenails? We Can Help.
If you are suffering from an ingrown nail you know just how difficult they can make even just getting around. Unfortunately, the condition will not go away on its own due to the inherent cause of an ingrown nail, which is the nail itself growing and digging into the skin. If caught early, and you are physically able to, you may be able to treat it at home on your own. But you can always depend on your podiatrist for professional care whenever anything troubles you and your feet. Something especially important to consider if you suffer from diabetes. To learn more reach out to your local experts of the Clintonville-Dublin Foot & Ankle Group in Columbus and Dublin, OH.
How to Ease Your Discomfort
Inflammation and the pain that results from it are the more immediate concerns you can address if you are suffering from an ingrown nail.
You will want to opt for footwear that does not further constrict your toes, which will only make the problem worse. If at all possible avoid shoes altogether, or wear sandals, for a short time.
It's also helpful to soak your foot every day in warm water to further ease the swelling.
As for the ingrown nail itself, some recommend carefully separating it from the skin using a strip of cotton and then trimming it correctly to avoid it happening again. But performing this procedure on your own can prove difficult, and should be avoided if it's painful. Your best bet is to consult with your podiatrist for proper treatment, as they're experts on everything that may be wrong with your feet.
Your podiatrist will treat the infection and relieve your pain, and correct the ingrown nail, even in the most difficult cases.
You can ease some of the discomfort on your own, but for treatment, you can depend on your podiatrist to help.
Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Columbus and Dublin, OH
Don't endure the pain of an ingrown nail by putting it off for too long, especially if there are signs of infection. Your podiatrist can not only treat it but can help you prevent them by advising you on proper footwear and the right way to cut your nails. Make your appointment today with the professionals of Clintonville-Dublin Foot & Ankle Group by dialing (614) 267-8387 for Columbus, OH, and (614) 761-1466 for Dublin, OH.