Nail and Skin Care FAQs
At Northwest Extremity Specialists, we get a lot of questions! Our online FAQ guide is packed with brief, easy-to-understand answers to some of the most common and important questions we receive. Read on to learn more!
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Should I see a doctor about my ingrown toenails?
Yes, you should.
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge or corner of one of your toenails grows into the nearby flesh. This condition can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, and may even develop an infection. If you have diabetes, circulatory problems, or a suppressed immune system, ingrown toenails can be especially dangerous.
Fortunately, ingrown toenails are very easy for a professional to treat. We can simply cut out the ingrown portion of the nail, which should provide immediate relief for your symptoms. If necessary, we can even remove a portion of the nail matrix so that the ingrown edge of the nail will never grow back.
If you develop an ingrown toenail, there is no need to take risks with home care. Make an appointment at one of our convenient Portland-area offices to get your toenail fixed today.