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Navigating the Weird World of Ingrown Toenails!

Ah, the mysterious and frustrating case of ingrown toenails! It is a skin vs nail argument that has gone so very, very wrong. The nail can bully and shame the neighboring skin to react with swelling and discomfort. But fear not, my friend, for we’re about to embark on a whimsical journey through the land of nail shenanigans!

Imagine this: for years your toenail is minding its own business. It suddenly decides to invade the soft, fleshy terrain nearby. It’s a tiny mutiny happening right on your foot! And oh, the drama that ensues! Tenderness, redness, swelling—the whole shebang! It’s like your toe is throwing a tantrum and wants all your attention, whether you like it or not! There may even have been previous attempts to get your attention that were ignored. 

But fret not, for there’s a light at the end of this toe-tunnel. Professional fixes bring solutions that promise to banish your toe-troubles in a flash. Say farewell to toe-turmoil and hello to sweet relief!

What are We Looking For?

Spotting an ingrown nail before it morphs into a full-blown toe-tastrophy will prevent a great deal of grief. You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes looking for obscure clues to see the problem. Keep an eye out for signs like puffiness, swelling, and redness along the nail’s edge. Your body’s is texting you an alert message. Discomfort is like a follow-up phone warning call. If there is drainage or bleeding, the body is now shouting “(insert your first, middle, and last name) DO SOMETHING RIGHT NOW!” If you are a boomer, the next sound you would hear would be a belt loudly snapping.

Why is This Happening?

But what causes this toe-tastrophe, you ask? It is not the mystery of the century!  The nail is just too large for the assigned space (2+3≠4). Sometimes it’s genetics playing a prank, giving you a larger nail. I hope your parents gave you other wonderful superpowers to make up for this. Other times, it could be trauma that widens the nail or starts a fungal nail.  It is rare that shoes cause this problem. But they can easily make a bad problem worse.

Solutions That Do Not Work

Now, brace yourself for the wild world of home remedies! Cutting a “V” in your nail? This is like trying to fit a 34-inch waist into 28-inch jeans! And don’t even get me started on putting cotton under the nail. Adding insult to injury, I tell you! Here is another gentle warning -bathroom surgeons give me more business than I would like.

Contact Us for Help That Works

But lo and behold, dear friend, for professional help is at hand! From a temporary nail border removal to nail matrixectomy (sounds fancy, doesn’t it?), we’ll wrangle those rogue nails into submission.  Patients are always amazed by the extraordinary size of their ingrown nail. This results in more patient selfies showing off the nail like it was a 30 lb. tournament bass.  This surprise from the size is outdone by the immediate relief from the procedure.

So, if you find yourself amid a toe-tastrophy, fear not! Contact our office to schedule an appointment to seek help before things spiral out of control. Let’s show those ingrown nails who is boss. Onward, to victory!