Find out why an ingrown toenail should be treated right away in those with diabetes.
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes then chances are good that you were told to look for specific warning signs that mean it’s time to see your doctor. Unfortunately, foot complications are fairly common in those with diabetes. It’s important to find out when you have an ingrown toenail and when to turn to your Denver podiatrists Dr. Eric Jaakola and Dr. Anna Weber for ingrown toenail treatment in Denver.
What causes an ingrown toenail?
While an ingrown toenail can happen for many reasons it is often the result of either wearing shoes that are too tight or loose or not trimming the nail properly. Any pressure placed on the toe can cause an ingrown toenail to form.
If you trim your toenails make sure that you never trim them too short and that you always cut the nail straight across rather than at a curve. If you are having trouble trimming your toenails due to poor mobility or other issues don’t hesitate to see your Denver, CO foot doctors for proper toenail care.
What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?
You will most likely notice redness, swelling or pain around the infected nail if you are dealing with an ingrown toenail.
Why should I see my doctor if I have an ingrown toenail?
It might be tempting to try and treat the ingrown toenail on your own, but if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, poor circulation, or nerve damage in your foot or leg then you need to see us right away. We have the proper tools to treat this problem before complications arise. Those with diabetes are more at risk for developing a serious infection that can spread to the toes and even the bone. At the first signs of an ingrown toenail please give us a call right away.
Don’t let foot problems affect your health. Turn to the foot care experts at Diabetic Foot & Wound Center. We are here to provide quality foot care to everyone in Denver, CO. Call us today!