An ingrown toenail is characterized by the sides of a toenail that has grown into the skin. We see this most commonly on the big toe. When a toenail becomes ingrown, it causes swelling. If left untreated an ingrown nail becomes infected and inflamed, which leads to redness, tenderness, and pain. Fortunately, your podiatrists in Woodland Park can treat the infected toenail and remedy the nail so it is no longer ingrown. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser can also provide you with tips on how to avoid getting an ingrown toenail in the future.
If you have ingrown toenails, you likely want to know how this happened to avoid this in the future. A common reason our patients come to Advanced Foot Care of NJ for this condition is due to wearing shoes that are too small and tight. This puts too much pressure on the toes, forcing the toenails particularly of the big toes to press into the skin on the sides of the toes. Another reason that patients get ingrown nails is due to medical conditions. For example, if you have diabetes, this can lead to restricted blood flow in your foot, which causes swelling. When your feet swell, which is also associated with pregnancy, this can cause the toenail to become ingrown.
Dr. Joshi and Dr. Kitrosser specialize in sports medicine and has the skills to help you overcome ingrown toenails caused by playing sports. Often times patients who play sports involving kicking a ball, most notably soccer, will experience ingrown toenails. This is caused by repeated contact with a hard surface, this being a soccer ball. If you are suffering from ingrown nails due to playing sports, give our office a call to schedule an appointment for treatment of your foot condition.
For the convenience of our patients, Advanced Foot Care of NJ works with most insurance plans, including those that offer both in- and out-of-network benefits. Most patients have insurance options that allow us to fully treat their podiatry conditions while respecting their healthcare budget. No matter your insurance coverage, it is wise to seek the specialized expertise that our doctors can provide.
"Dr. Joshi is knowledgeable and kind. He took time to explain my condition with compassion. I appreciate his care and highly recommend him"
"Dr. Joshi was very knowledgeable and professional. He very patiently examined my foot and went over my X-rays to explain my ailment."
"Dr. Joshi was thorough in his examination and patient with all my questions. Office staff were also very pleasant and efficient."
"I was always impressed with Dr. Joshi's ability to communicate well with my son and treat him effectively, despite his age. I recommend Dr. Joshi to anyone."
"I highly recommend him for all podiatric care services as he is extremely competent, exceptionally skilled in his craft, and genuinely dedicated to his patient's needs."