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Podiatrist - Shepherdsville
Jewish Hospital South
1905 West Hebron Lane, Suite 204
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

 

Podiatrist - Louisville
9407 Westport Rd, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40241

 

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Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. A common ailment, ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.

In most cases, treating ingrown toenails is simple: soak the foot in warm, soapy water several times each day. Avoid wearing tight shoes or socks. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In severe cases, if an acute infection occurs, surgical removal of part of the ingrown toenail may be needed. Known as partial nail plate avulsion, the procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail.

Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:

  • Trimming toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
  • Ensuring that shoes and socks are not too tight.
  • Keeping feet clean at all times.

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 Jewish Hospital South    
1905 West Hebron Lane
Suite 204
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

 Louisville
   9407 Westport Rd
 Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40241 

 

Shepherdsville Podiatrist offering services for bunions, heel pain, ankle sprains, toenail problems and other podiatric services
Podiatrist - Shepherdsville and Louisville, Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Centers
1905 West Hebron Lane, Shepherdsville KY, 40165 502-797-3338
9407 Westport Rd, Suite 110 Louisville, KY 40241