By Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America
November 15, 2017
Category: Podiatry Service
Tags: Ingrown Toenail  

Is your ingrown nail a real nuisance or is it just too painful to handle anymore? Dr. Bryan Sheehan of Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America ingrown toenailin Bentonville, AR, and Grove, OK, can help you!

Ingrown toenails, which are also known as onychocryptosis, are a result of:

  • Someone not trimming toenails properly, like too short, especially the big toes
  • If you decide to wear shoes that are too tight or short, resulting in crowded
  • Repeated trauma or injury to your feet or fungus infections
  • Heredity or poor foot structure

What is an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are when your toenails penetrate the skin in the corners or sides of your feet, which may result in infection. Ingrown toenails may be hard, swollen, and tender in the beginning, but if you don't get them looked at by your Bentonville, AR and Grove, OK foot doctor, your toes may become sore, red, and infected. Your skin may even start growing over the ingrown toenail.


Treating ingrown toenails can be a simple fix:

  • Soak the foot in warm and soapy water several times a day and try to keep your feet clean.
  • Wear shoes that give your toes more space to move and try to avoid socks.
  • Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic if there is an infection.
  • If your ingrown toenail is suffering from an acute infection, the surgical removal of part of the ingrown toenail may be needed. The procedure is known as partial nail plate avulsion. Your doctor will inject your toenail with an anesthetic and cut out the ingrown.

If you are going to take any medication to treat your ingrown toenail, make sure to contact your foot doctor.

For more information on Ingrown Toenails in Bentonville, AR and Grove, OK, contact Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America by filling the contact form on the website or calling today!


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Bentonville, AR

Ankle & Foot Centers
of Mid-America

Bryan M. Sheehan, DPM

Podiatrist in Bentonville, AR
Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America
1000 SE. Walton Blvd, Suite 16
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 224-6411
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Podiatrist in Grove, OK
Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America
1200 NEO Loop, Suite A
Grove, OK 74344
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