Ingrown Toenail Treatment Denver, CO

Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Denver, CO

There are various types of treatments for ingrown toenails, such as self-care, soaking, avoidance of tight shoes on toenails, proper nail trimming, and various surgical toenail treatments. Sometimes antibiotics may be recommended depending on the situation.

For more information on ingrown toenail treatment in Denver, CO, please contact Diabetic Foot & Wound Center through our online request form or by phone at (303) 321-4477 today!

Treatment

Sometimes initial treatment for ingrown toenails can be performed safely at home. However, at-home treatment is strongly discouraged if an infection is suspected, or for those who have medical conditions that put feet at high risk, such as diabetes, nerve damage in the foot, or poor circulation. Please contact Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO for more information on whether you should treat an ingrown toenail yourself or have your podiatrist provide treatment.

At-Home Care

If you don't have an infection or any of the above medical conditions, you can soak your foot in room-temperature water (adding Epsom's salt may be recommended by your doctor), and gently massage the side of the nail fold to help reduce the inflammation.

Avoid attempting surgical removal of the nail on your own. Repeated cutting of the toenail can cause the ingrown condition to worsen over time. If your symptoms are not improving, it's time to see a foot and ankle surgeon or your certified podiatrist.

Podiatrist Care

After examining the toe, the podiatrist will select the treatment best suited for your ingrown toenail condition. If an infection is present, an oral antibiotic may be prescribed.

Sometimes a minor surgical procedure, often performed at the podiatry office, will ease the pain and remove the offending nail. After applying a local anesthetic, the doctor removes part of the nail's side border. Some nails may become ingrown again, requiring removal of the nail root.

Following the toenail procedure, a light bandage will be applied. Most people experience minimal pain after surgery and may resume normal activity the next day. If your podiatric surgeon has prescribed an oral antibiotic, be sure to continue taking your prescribed medication, even if your symptoms have improved.

For more information on ingrown toenail treatment in Denver, CO, please contact Diabetic Foot & Wound Center through our online request form or by phone at (303) 321-4477 today!

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