Conditions that disrupt your movement must be addressed as quickly as possible. Ingrown toenails may not seem like a big problem, but they can be painful and lead to infections if left untreated. No matter how minor or how severe your ingrown toenail may seem, we urge you to connect with our Providence office today.
Your ingrown toenail can lead to:
- Redness or swelling
- Pain and inflammation
- Oozing and draining
At LePoer Podiatry, we offer toenail trimming services to help address the shape of your ingrown nail. If your nail is infected, we can provide antibiotics and other medications to ensure a speedy recovery. Connect with our team today to learn more.
What Are Ingrown Toenails?
There are several reasons why you may be experiencing an ingrown toenail. Wearing ill-fitting shoes may cause stress on your toenail, causing it to break off and chip. Your nail bed may also become weakened when you cut your toenail too short, exposing the skin underneath the bed of the nail.
This will cause your nail to grow back crooked or rounded and may lead to the nail growing towards the skin instead of up and out. Although this may not cause you pain immediately, there is a high chance of discomfort and possible infection if left untreated.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Proper toenail trimming is the first course of action when it comes to addressing ingrown nail concerns. You can prevent the appearance of ingrown toenails by following proper cutting techniques. However, if you already have this problem, we can address it here. Moreover, we can provide medication if your nail is infected.
Treatments for Ingrown Toenails in Providence, Rhode Island
At LePoer Podiatry, we provide treatments for ingrown toenails. If you struggle with this problem, we urge you to contact our office today. You can reach us by filling out and submitting the form below or calling our office at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.