Ingrown Toenails are More than Uncomfortable

Ingrown toenails can become a real pain for your feet as the side of the nails can dig into the surrounding skin. This, as you can imagine, not only causes pain but also makes it difficult to participate in routine activities.

Ingrown toenails can happen as a result of numerous problems, such as not trimming your nails correctly, the types of footwear you use, loose socks, unusual amounts of moisture, the result of dropping heavy items on the toes, narrow shoes, or fungus.

Symptoms involve severe discomfort, swelling, and redness surrounding the ingrown nail. Discharge can emanate from on the nail as the infection gets worse due to the imminent contamination. Ingrown toenails are not something you want to leave to chance since they can cause severe infections and lead to much worse issues.

Treatment for this condition includes:

At Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in Chicago, Illinois, our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, will treat your foot with the latest techniques to ensure your ingrown toenails are resolved as quickly as possible. Please make an appointment by calling our office at (773) 561-8100 and check out our Patient Education Library to dive deeper into what you can do to help avoid other complications from occurring on your ankles or feet.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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