An ingrown toenail is one of the most common sources of foot pain. Although it’s usually just a nuisance, it can be a severe problem for anyone with diabetes or circulatory difficulties. If you have this problem, toenail removal may be necessary. This straightforward surgical procedure can be performed here at our Dodge City, Kansas, office. Dr. Williams has provided medical care for her community for over 20 years and is ready to help you feel better again.


Closeup on a woman's toes

How Do Ingrown Toenails Develop

This problem develops when the side of the nail digs into the skin. This can lead to pain, irritation, swelling, and redness. The big toe is most often affected, although no toe is immune. The problem usually develops because the nails have not been trimmed properly. Overly tight shoes may also be a factor. Some people have an inherited tendency to develop the problem.

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

The easiest way to prevent an ingrown toenail is to cut your nails straight across rather than rounding off the corners the same as you would with your fingernails. Use a toenail clipper, which is broader and larger than a fingernail clipper, or cut the nail in several short movements using scissors. Wear shoes that provide enough room at the toes, and wear stockings or socks that allow your toes to move freely. Lastly, it helps to clean under your nails regularly.

Toenail Removal Surgery

Toenail removal surgery begins by thoroughly numbing your toe. Once the area is ready, Dr. Williams will trim away the ingrown part of your toenail or remove the entire nail if needed. If she notices you have an infection, she may recommend taking antibiotics to help you heal. While ingrown toenails are a common nuisance, Dr. Williams may suggest removing your nail entirely if you are prone to develop them constantly.

Ingrown Toenail Removal Surgery in Dodge City, KS

An ingrown toenail can cause pain and complications like infection. If you have this problem, toenail removal surgery may be appropriate. You can request this procedure as part of your enrollment in one of our primary care plans. Click the “Enroll Now” button below to get started.


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