Ingrown Toenail

What is an Ingrown Toenail and What Causes Them

An ingrown toenail is caused by the outer corners of the nail growing into the skin of the toe. It primarily happens to the big toe, but can also occur in other toes as well. Ingrown toenails are often caused by importer trimming. It can also be caused by repetitive trauma to the nail, tight shoes, and hereditary leading to the inflammation of the skin around the nail borders allowing the nail border penetrate the skin and infection can set. Most often, the attempt to remove the ingrown can lead to more infection. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure – ingrown nails are painful! They can make simply wearing shoes or walking difficult and uncomfortable.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment and Prevention

Treatments vary, depending on the severity of the problem, age, and lifestyle. We’ll make sure we present all your options, explain procedures, and help determine the best course of action for you, so you can go back to your favorite activities, pain-free. Additionally, Dr. Kelly will assess what may be causing your infection, and show you how to prevent them in the future. Call now to schedule your appointment!

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- D. Tabon

"The best pedicure safe, clean and felt great!! I’m confident I’ll always be in good hands."

- Judy C.

"...Thanks to your excellent professional services I can walk normal again!"

- J.B.






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1100 Laurel St., Suite E
San Carlos, CA 94070

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