Ingrown Toenail

What is an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails can be painful and occurs when the side of the nail curls down and grows into the skin around the nail.

A doctor's intervention can sometimes be criticial. If the area becomes infected, the infection can spread and infect the underlying bone.

What are the symptoms of an ingrown toenail?

The area of an ingrown toenail may be:

  • painful or tender

  • red

  • swollen

  • surrounded by hardened skin

If you notice fluid or pus, or the symptoms have become worse, your ingrown toenail is infected and it is very important for you to call us or schedule an appointment using our online scheduler and we will get you in quickly.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

When should I see a doctor?

Come in and see us if you:

  • Experience severe discomfort in a toe, pus or inflamed skin that seems to be spreading

  • Have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to the feet and you have a foot sore or infection

Future Prevention

  • Trim your toenails straight across regulary and don't cut them to short.

  • Wear shoes that fit properly.

Have an ingrown toenail and need to be seen? Schedule an appointment with us today.

Dr. Emlyn Forsung

Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Metro Foot & Ankle Specialist, P.C.

10040 Regency Cir Suite 345

Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: 402-541-8336

Fax: 402-512-8182