Dr. Ingie El-Khashab of Active Ankle & Foot loves her work and her patients. That is why her office uses the latest podiatric innovations and technologies available today. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality podiatric care. We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the doctor, so it is our goal to make your visit with us as anxiety free as possible. We view it as our mission to educate our patients about their treatment options and to help guide them to choose a treatment plan that is most suitable and appropriate for their needs and lifestyle. Treatment for ingrown toenails in Tucker is one of Dr. El-Khashab’s specialties.
The exceptional foot care you receive from Dr. El-Khashab includes treatment of a very common problem, ingrown toenails in Tucker. Ingrown toenails can cause pain and discomfort. It is very important to recognize this problem early and seek treatment or you run the risk of the condition progressing from a simple to a severe level. Ingrown toenails can result from many causes, including but not limited to injury, infection, improper cutting of the nails, improperly fitting shoes or the inherited shape of the nail. Depending on the cause, duration and severity of the problem, treatments can include soaks, antibiotics or temporary clipping of the ingrown section of the nail. Many times correction is needed to permanently solve this problem. After treatment, patients can wear their own shoes immediately and resume almost all activities.
After treatment, you will start feeling better rather quickly. After a day, the pain should be gone. But if the treatment for ingrown toenails in Tucker included antibiotics because the toe was infected, the medicine has to run its course. Recovery should take 2-4 weeks. If you have diabetes, it is advised that you see your podiatrist immediately to prevent further foot complications. Prevention is the best policy indeed. Cut your nails straight across and keep them a moderate length. Wear proper fitting shoes and protective footwear if your job puts your feet or toes at risk. For more tips on preventing and caring for ingrown toenails, give us a call today.