An ingrown toenail is a common and often very painful experience that can make it hard to walk or even to wear shoes. Swelling, redness, and oozing at the edge of your toenail may indicate an infection, so be sure to see your foot doctor for treatment. While some people may have a genetic predisposition for having excessively curved toenails, many instances of ingrown toenails can be avoided with some proactive advice.
If you are suffering from a painful ingrown toenail, see your podiatrist for the proper care. The foot specialists at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County, Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle problems. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.