Our Foot Doctor In Merrillville, IN, Can Help With Your Ingrown Toenail

5-Star Ingrown Toenail Treatment In Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN

Ingrown Toenail Causes & Symptoms

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This condition occurs when the toenail cuts into the surrounding skin. This may be due to a congenital curving of the nail, improper trimming, high heeled shoes, too narrow shoes, or toe deformities such as a bunion or overlapping toes that cause increased pressure on neighboring toes.

Changes in the nail due to previous trauma or fungus in the nail may also contribute to ingrown nails. The most common site for ingrown toenails is the big toe.

Symptoms may range from mild discomfort to prolonged conditions which become infected. When infected, the toenail area becomes red, swollen, and painful with possible pus and drainage. For some people, ingrown toenails only occur once. For others, this may be an ongoing battle.

Home Treatment For Ingrown Toenails

Contrary to what our mothers and popular literature have always said, if you are prone to ingrown nails, you should cut your nails rounded and keep them relatively short. This will prevent them from growing into the tip or side of the toe.

If the nail does become red and inflamed, soak your toe in warm, soapy water with Epsom salts and carefully trim the nail. If this does not alleviate your symptoms, make an appointment with our Merrillville foot doctor at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

Learn More About Our Treatment Options For Ingrown Toenails At Weil Foot & Ankle In Merrillville, Indiana!

If the ingrown condition is mild, our Merrillville foot doctor may be able to simply cut the nail properly to alleviate your symptoms. If the area is infected, our foot doctor will need to numb the toe and then remove the small section of the nail that is causing the infection. The toe will stay numb for several hours, but you may resume light activities immediately (such as driving). By the next day, your toe will generally feel around 90% better.

If the condition tends to recur, there is a permanent solution. Our Merrillville foot doctor will numb your toe, remove the offending nail section and put a chemical in the area to sterilize the cells that make the nail so that the ingrown section of nail never grows back. This procedure has proven to be 95% effective with a high degree of patient satisfaction and little discomfort.

When conservative treatment options are no longer providing the comfort you need, consultation with our foot doctor is advised to discuss surgical options.

Learn More About Our Treatment Options For Ingrown Toenails At Weil Foot & Ankle!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, and we’re confident we can help you too. Your feet will thank you! For additional information on ingrown toenail treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at 847-390-7666. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! You will see our Merrillville foot doctor offers the best podiatry care to patients suffering with an ingrown toenail in and around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter and Highland, IN.

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  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

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  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles re-graft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Bowen was my doctor/surgeon for my Achilles regraft surgery. He definitely takes care of his patients well being. I will definitely use Dr. Bowen again for any foot issues in the future."

    - Tony M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "I am very happy with my total experience. Doctor Michael F. Bowen was attentive and clear. He provided personalized care. He had excellent bedside manner and is a fantastic surgeon."

    - Ryan P.
    best merrillville podiatrist
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best merrillville podiatrist
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The Merrillville, IN, podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, has helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our foot doctor can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in Merrillville, IN, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute and you will see we offer 5-star podiatry care in Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter & Highland, IN.
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