What Can My Wauwatosa Podiatrists Do About My Ingrown Toenail?
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition characterized by the nail digging into the surrounding skin, leading to inflammation and possible infection of the toe. This is a serious condition for people with impaired circulation, diabetes, or other systemic diseases.
CAUSES OF INGROWN TOENAILS:
Improper nail trimming
Poor foot structure
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Trim toenails straight across as a preventative measure
Select the proper shoe style and size
WHAT A PODIATRIC PHYSICIAN WILL DO FOR YOU:
Perform a physical examination
Perform x-ray evaluation when necessary
Remove the ingrown portion of the nail
Culture the nail
Prescribe appropriate medications, such as antibiotics
Perform surgical correction of the nail when indicated
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, Dr. Brant McCartan 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!