We Can Help Restore Your Nail Health
You notice that your big toe is a little sore and red around one side of the nail, but you brush it off. Maybe it’s just an injury. It doesn’t hurt much, so it should be fine. Perhaps you type your symptoms into Dr. Google and decide that you have an ingrown toenail. No big deal, right? Wrong.
While many ingrown toenails resolve themselves or require little treatment, there are times when an ingrown toenail can go from an annoying sore spot to a serious, even life-threatening infection. At Oklahoma Foot & Ankle Associates, we offer effective ingrown nail treatment in Moore and Edmond, OK, and encourage you to contact us at the first sign of an ingrown toenail.
Ingrown Toenail Symptoms
The most common signs of an ingrown toenail include:
- Tenderness or pain along one or both sides of your toenail
- A red area around your toenail
- Swelling near the sides of your toenail
- Heat coming from the painful or swollen area
- Pus leaking from the reddened area of your toe
When You Should Seek Help for Your Ingrown Toenail
If you have noticed any of the listed signs of an ingrown toenail, even if there is no pain yet, we highly recommend that you come in to be evaluated. As is the nature of a toenail, it may continue to grow, possibly embedding itself further into your toe. When this happens, your risk of complications increases. The most serious complication is an infection. Infection can travel from the toe to the surrounding bone, causing extreme illness and even death.
As always, if you have diabetes, you must be seen for any foot problem. The risk of infection for you is higher due to the possibility of poor circulation in your feet. Please be sure to check daily for any swelling or redness around your toenails, as neuropathy may prevent you from feeling pain or discomfort.
Contact Us for Ingrown Nail Treatment in Moore & Edmond, OK
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (405) 794-6691 to reach our Moore office, (405) 340-9251 to reach our Edmond office, or by clicking here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Discuss Your Treatment Options
- Start Treatment the Same Day* in Most Cases!
- *Certain minor procedures can be done the same day
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments, our podiatrists, our conveniently-located offices, and anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Moore & Edmond, OK, our podiatrists and team at Oklahoma Foot & Ankle Associates also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Oklahoma City, Norman, Midwest City, Shawnee & Yukon, OK & the surrounding areas.