Ingrown Toenails

Laser Surgery Methods Are Effective

Ingrown toenails are a common problem that occurs when the edge of the toenail grows into the toe's skin. This can cause pain, redness, and swelling and may require treatment to resolve. Through state-of-the-art technology in the podiatry field, we have more than one way to treat this condition. Laser surgery is one option that may be used to treat ingrown toenails. During laser surgery for ingrown toenails, a laser is used to remove the portion of the toenail that is causing the problem. The procedure is relatively quick, taking just a few minutes to complete. Laser surgery for ingrown toenails has several benefits compared to traditional surgery. It is generally less painful, has a shorter recovery time, and causes less bleeding and swelling. There are also more traditional methods for removing the extra nail, such as with a gutter splint, but they are less common with the advancement of Podiatry technology. The best method to treat this ailment is determined by to how far along the swelling or infection is. If the patient catches it relatively early, it allows Podiatrist to treat it in a less painful way.

At The Painless Podiatrist, we prefer the newer, more effective methods like Laser Surgery. We encourage patients to come to us earlier rather than later when it comes to foot pain. Putting it off will only cause more pain. If an ingrown toenail is expected, there are a few things one can do before they come to see us about foot pain:

  1. Soaking the toe/foot in warm water.
  1. Gently lifting the nail and disinfecting the area.
  1. Changing your footwear to allow more room for the toe affected by an ingrown nail.

If these methods are not mitigating the problem, the ingrown toenail may be too far along. Please do not hesitate to call us regarding foot pain. We are the most experienced Podiatrist in Camarillo and have specialized in ingrown toenails for decades. Moreover, we focus on Pediatric care as well, so if the ingrown toenail is affecting a child, very common due to extra curricular activates and growth spurts, we will take care of it painlessly. Call us today to schedule an appointment for any ankle, foot, or toe pain you may be experiencing.