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WHAT IS AN INGROWN TOENAIL?

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition caused by the pressure from the ingrowth of the nail edge into the skin of the toe. Once the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, it produces inflammation. Initially presenting as a minor discomfort, it may progress into an infection in the adjacent skin (cellulitis) and/or become a reoccurring problem. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the large (great) toes.

 

The main causes of an ingrown toenail are improper trimming of the toenail, an inherited or hereditary condition, and improper shoe fitting. Injury by overly aggressive pedicures and nail picking are also common causes.

Ingrown toenails most commonly occur in the large or "great toes." However, any of the toenails can be affected on either border or side.

 

Additional Causes include:

  • Fungal infections
  • Athletic activities
  • Abnormal Gait
  • Foot or toe deformities, such as Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Excessive sweating of feet

PROCEDURE

PERMANENT

REMOVAL

Our recurrence rate:

Under 1%

 

Other offices can be as high as:

10% +

PARTIAL PERMANENT REMOVAL

We apply medication to the root of the nail to prevent return of the ingrown nail!

Whether a partial nail removal or a total nail removal is needed we have the tools to make this the only procedure you will need. Our recurrence rate is less than 1%.

Our program for nail removal:

  • Education
  • Supplies
  • Training

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Call today and likely get in today.

It can be dangerous, not to mention, painful to go another day with an Ingrown Toenail. Call today and we can, likely, get you in today to get it done. At Summit Foot + Ankle:

  • Be seen quickly,  usually same day
  • Get out of pain now!
  • Remove infection
  • Reduce risk of complications

LESS PAIN

Tired of the pain?

Worried about infection?

 

Call now!  We can normally get you in today to be seen and just get it done.

 

801-253-6886

DISEASES OF TOENAILS

YOUR FEET HEALTH
IS OUR PRIORITY

We spend the time to be sure your feet are properly treated:

 

Plan for approx 45 min for total treatment time.

DISEASES OF TOENAILS

There are many conditions which can contribute to the development of ingrown toenails!

While the most common cause of ingrown toenails is improper trimming, there are many diseases that can contribute to ingrown toenails. A few of the diseases are:

  • Fungus - known as onychomycosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Xerosis - excessive dryness
  • Hyperhydrosis - excessive moisture or sweating

FOOT FUNCTIONS

There are so many functions involved in the foot.

With 28 bones, 33 muscles and thousands of nerve endings the human foot is one of the most complex parts of our body.  Some of these contribute to the formation of ingrown toenails:

  • Abnormal Gait
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Abnormally long toes
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Bony or soft-tissue tumors of the toes

QUICK TREATMENT

 

It is important to be seen quickly.  We can, normally,  see you the same day you call:

 

801-253-6886

CARE OF TOENAILS

TRIMMING

The most important thing you can do to avoid ingrown toenails!

The most common causes of ingrown toenails include improper trimming of nails, and improperly fitting shoe gear. Some precautions to avoid ingrown toenails are:

  • Trim the nail straight across.
  • Clean the edges to keep free of debris and dry skin
  • Adjust shoes to allow for enough room near big toe.
  • Watch for signs of inflammation, including redness, swelling and pain.

PROPER CARE IS KEY

Here is what you can do:

Trimming

Shoe Gear

Observation

Treatments

Our professionals know how to treat your foot conditions!

Sometimes it will take more than a procedure to relief your ingrown toenail pain. Some treatments may include:

  • Antibiotics - for infections that may hinder the healing
  • Antifungal - to help with any athletes feet that may be contributing
  • Padding - shoe modifications and padding of shoes to help decrease trauma
  • Creams and nail lacquers - can help soften nail to keep healthier

FRIENDLY
SUPPORT

 

We are here to answer all of your questions and provide support quickly and effectively

 

801-253-6886

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