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Doctors for Ingrown Toenails in Huntsville, Alabama

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What Is an Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenails occur when your toes’ nails grow under the skin instead of over it. This may cause discomfort or pain. Moreover, it may make walking and daily tasks difficult. Ingrown toenails can happen to anyone, but those with naturally thick or curving toenails are more susceptible. Injuries, poorly fitting shoes, or nails cut too short can also result in ingrown toenails.


What Are the Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails?

Most individuals who suffer from one or more ingrown toenails will notice common symptoms. These include pain, inflammation and discoloration around the affected nail. When you take a closer look, usually at your big toe, you will observe that the edges of your nail are not visible and that they are folded under the skin. Infection may develop that makes walking, putting on shoes and other tasks uncomfortable.


Professional Treatments for Lasting Relief

Depending on the condition of your toe, there are several effective treatments that will provide relief from pain and discomfort. Most cases can be prevented before they even begin with proper nail-cutting habits and by wearing appropriate shoes.
Our doctors may also prescribe antibiotics to address an infection or recommend surgical removal of the ingrown nail. We can also permanently remove the problem side of the nail if this issue persists or reoccurs regularly. Fungal issues are treated differently.


Your Quality of Life

Ingrown toenails make basic tasks uncomfortable or impossible, such as walking, exercise and more. The quality of your life is worth scheduling a visit with our friendly team to discuss your options. The team at Huntsville Podiatry Center, PC will give you the information you need to make the best choices. Don’t let pain negatively impact your lifestyle. Let us help you find lasting well-being today.