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Greenwood Foot Clinic

720 Fry Rd

Suite A

Greenwood, IN 46142

317-881-0788

317-889-0775

Lazar Foot Clinic

2150 Intelliplex Drive

Suite 164

Shelbyville, IN 46176

317-421-2072

317-421-3899

Morgan County Foot Clinic

2200 John R Wooden Drive

Suite 206

Martinsville, IN 46151

765-342-0196

765-315-0838

Ingrown Toenails1

Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases. For example, the pitting of nails and increased nail thickness can be manifestations of psoriasis. Concavity—nails that are rounded inward instead of outward—can foretell iron deficiency anemia. Some nail problems can be conservatively treated with topical or oral medications while others require partial or total removal of the nail. Any discoloration or infection on or about the nail should be evaluated by a podiatric physician.


Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes, however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is usually the victim of this condition, but other toes can also become affected.

Ingrown toenail may be caused by:

Improperly trimmed nails. Trim your nails straight across, not longer thn the tip of your toes. Do not round of corners. Use toenail clippers
Heredity
Shoe Pressure, crowing of toes.
Repeated trauma to the feet from normal activities

If you suspect an infection due to an ingrown toenail, immerse the foot in a warm salt water soak, or a basin of soapy water, then apply an antiseptic and bandage the area.

People with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, or other circulatory disorders must avoid any form of self treatment and seek podiatric medical care as soon as possible.

Other "do-it-yourself" treatments, including any attempt to remove any part of an infected nail or the use of over-the-counter medications, should be avoided. Nail problems should be evaluated and treated by your podiatrist, who can diagnose the ailment, and then prescribe medication or another appropriate treatment.

A podiatrist will resect the ingrown portion of the nail and may prescribe a topical or oral medication to treat the infection. If ingrown nails are a chronic problem, your podiatrist can perform a procedure to permanently prevent ingrown nails. The corner of the nail that ingrows, along with the matrix or root of that piece of nail, are removed by use of a chemical, a laser, or by other methods.

Related Items: Fungal Toenails

-- Information obtained from the American Podiatric Medical Association and government websites.


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Greenwood Foot Clinic

720 Fry Rd, Suite A | Greenwood, IN 46142

Lazar Foot Clinic

2150 Intelliplex Drive, Suite 164 | Shelbyville, IN 46176

Morgan County Foot Clinic

2200 John R Wooden Drive, Suite 206 | Martinsville, IN 46151

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Greenwood Foot Clinic Hours (317)-881-0788

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Lazar Foot Clinic Hours (317) 421-2072

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Morgan County Foot Clinic Hours (765)-342-0196

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed