Ingrown toenails are a very common condition in patients where the corner or
side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh adjacent to the edge of the nail. When this happens, the result is pain, inflamed skin, swelling and, in many cases, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe, but can appear in any toe on the foot.
In many cases, ingrown toenails will resolve on their own, but if the pain is severe, and if there is an infection, a small in office procedure may be required to alleviate the problem.
The procedure we use at Make You Well to fix an ingrown toenail is called a wedge excision. This is where our provider will remove the part of the toenail that is growing into the skin, along with the area of tissue in the corner that your toenail grows from.
If you are a resident of Colleyville, Southlake, or the surrounding DFW areas and you are experiencing pain and discomfort from an ingrown toenail, give Make You Well a call and schedule an appointment for an evaluation from one of our providers.