If you have ever had one, you know what a nuisance a painful ingrown toenail can be. Yet despite the agony, we regularly see patients who wait to see us until their toe is swollen, inflamed, and the discomfort is unbearable.
In short, they are afraid the treatment will be worse than the condition!
We are pleased to inform you that this is not the case. In fact, we can not only quickly resolve your pain, but we can prevent your ingrown toenail from returning with a simple in-office procedure.
If you currently suffer from an ingrown toenail, do not wait another day! Let the professionals at InStride Crystal Coast Podiatry address this problem, alleviate the discomfort, and restore your toe’s health and function.
What to Expect After an Ingrown Toenail Removal
Most people can return to their normal activities the day after the procedure. Rest and elevation are recommended for the remainder of the procedure date to control swelling and bleeding.
Physical activities, such as swimming or participating in certain sports or athletics, may need to be modified or withheld the first week, giving the toe a healing head start. This will be carefully discussed at your appointment. You will receive detailed instructions on daily bandage changes to facilitate the healing process, which usually takes two to three weeks.
We hope this information has reduced your apprehension and fear of seeing a podiatrist for your ingrown toenail!
Dr. Thomas J. Bobrowski and the professional staff at InStride Crystal Coast Podiatry are happy to help you eliminate your pain, prevent future ingrown toenails, and get you back to an active and healthier lifestyle. Please call us today at (252) 638-4700, or complete our online contact form to request an appointment.