Nearly one in five people have ingrown toenails, and it is a common reason for people to visit their primary physician and ask for a referral. You might have endured the pain of ingrown toenails or avoided going to the doctor because of embarrassment.
Dr. Hawra Alzamely, BPod, is an experienced podiatrist that provides treatment of foot and ankle problems, including ingrown toenails.
Our podiatrist approaches ingrown toenails with a two-step patient care plan. First, she seeks to understand the cause of the ingrown toenail and the extent of the infection. Then, she works to treat and stop further development of the problem.
Studies show that the pain of ingrown toenails can lead to a severe decrease in the quality of life. If you see a podiatrist for toe pain, particularly if you have an underlying condition like diabetes, you should learn how to prevent and treat ingrown toenails.