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An Ingrown Toenail can be a Serious Threat to Your Health

Ingrown Toenail Pain Relief From Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin & Mequon, WI

You notice that your big toe is a little sore and red around one side of the nail, but you brush it off. Maybe it’s just an injury. It doesn’t hurt much, so it should be fine. Perhaps you type your symptoms into Dr. Google and decide that you have an ingrown toenail. No big deal, right? Wrong.

While many ingrown toenails resolve themselves or require little treatment, there are times when an ingrown toenail can go from an annoying sore spot to a serious, even life-threatening infection.

At our podiatry offices in Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Meqon, Wisconsin, we encourage you to come in at the first sign of an ingrown toenail. The most common signs of an ingrown toenail include:

When You Should Seek Help For Your Ingrown Toenail From a Wisconsin Podiatrist

If you have noticed any of the listed signs of an ingrown toenail, even if there is no pain yet, we highly recommend that you come in to be evaluated. As is the nature of a toenail, it may continue to grow, possibly embedding itself further into your toe. When this happens, your risk of complications increases. The most serious complication is an infection. This infection can travel from the toe to the surrounding bone. A bone infection is very serious and can cause extreme illness and even death.

As always, if you are diabetic, it is of the upmost importance that you be seen for any foot problem. For you, the risk of infection is higher due to the possibility of poor circulation in your feet. Please be sure to check daily for any swelling or redness around your toenails as neuropathy may prevent you from feeling pain or discomfort.

How to Choose the Best Podiatrist for You and Your Family

To ensure that you get the best podiatrist in Milwaukee, do your homework. Patient reviews and testimonials are an excellent place to start. It is also important that your Wisconsin podiatrist is not only experienced, but has knowledge of the best, most modern treatment techniques in podiatry available.

At Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists, our team of Milwaukee podiatrists are on the cutting edge of treatment techniques for ingrown toenails, neuropathy, and many other foot problems. We see each patient as an individual and work to craft a custom plan that will relieve your foot or ankle pain as quickly as possible.

If you have an ingrown toenail or any other foot or ankle pain, call an expert Milwaukee podiatrist at 414.257.0676 to make an appointment. You do not have to go on living in foot pain! We offer same day appointments as well as a $25 Initial Savings Certificate for you to use at your first visit with us.

Experience, expertise, and exceptional care. That’s the Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists guarantee!

While our podiatry offices are conveniently located in Wauwatosa, New Berlin, Mequon, and Oak Creek, WI, we offer podiatry services to patients in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) including Franklin, Brookfield, Fox Point, Hales Corner, Waukesha, West Allis, Menomonee Falls, and South Milwaukee.

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For uncompromising excellence our foot doctors can start helping you in a few ways:
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  2. Please contact us at 414.257.0676 with questions or to set up your initial appointment.
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  4. Contact the office with questions via our online contact form.
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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!
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