If you have a medical condition that puts your feet at risk, such as diabetes, neuropathy, or poor circulation, do not attempt to treat your ingrown toenail at home. Do not perform “bathroom surgery.” Frequent trimming, including cutting a notch into the nail, and putting cotton under the nail can all make the condition worse. It is safe to soak your foot in room-temperature water and gently massage the side of the nail to reduce inflammation. If your symptoms fail to improve, it is time to see a podiatrist.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!