What are TOENAIL PROCEDURES?
Toenails are the cause of problems for many people. Certain toenail concerns, such as ingrown toenails and torn toenails, can damage and irritate the surrounding skin, while others may be the cause of foot, nerve, or toe conditions/growths. Treatment for your toenail issue could vary depending on the exact cause of the concern, but it is important to seek help from a podiatrist when these conditions start to affect your everyday life. At Millennium Podiatry in New York, NY, Dr. Suzanne Levine and her team can evaluate your toenail issues and create an appropriate treatment plan specifically for your needs. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.
What causes an INGROWN TOENAIL?
There are various causes of an ingrown toenail, including:
- Improperly trimmed nails
- Excessive sweating
- Poorly fitting footwear
- Subungual neoplasms
- Excessive external pressure
These factors can cause the nail to grow into the soft flesh surrounding the nail, leading to inflammation, infection, and/or discomfort.
"Dr. Levine and staff are absolutely amazing. I had several consultations with other podiatrists, none came close Dr. Levine or Dr. Ryan. Both do meticulous work. I had very painful bunions on both feet, Dr. Levine removed both and I barely have scars (seriously!). Kind, compassionate, and TOP in her field. My sister suffers from the same (painful bunions), and she lives over an hour and half outside NYC but she will ONLY see Dr. Levine for her surgery. I highly recommend 100%!!!"- Deb G / Google / Dec 10, 2020
"Dr. Suzanne Levine and her team are the best! I had a bad infection on my toe that looked dreadful. Dr. Levine treated it with a laser that was gentle, quick, and effective. After two treatments, my toe looked 100% better! I would definitely trust them with any foot issues in the future"- Jeffrey Greenstein / Google / Nov 20, 2020
"Dr. Levine and her team are real top professionals in the field of podiatry. I came here because of a misdiagnosed foot problem. Dr Levine identified the issue immediately. Also the office is state of the art and supper efficient!"- Kim Opiatowski / Google / Nov 17, 2020
"Dr. Levine, Dr. Ryan and the team at Institute Beauté provided the best podiatry services and overall healthcare experience I have ever received. From my initial consultation through both of my foot surgeries and follow-ups, I have had every question answered, every treatment clearly and patiently explained to me and am treated like family during every visit. Dr. Levine is at the top of her field and introduced me to innovative procedures that were able to correct foot problems I formerly thought I would struggle with forever. Correcting my foot pain has changed my life and I could not recommend Dr. Levine and her team highly enough."- Rebecca Schlacter / Google / Nov 17, 2020
"I knew from my consultation with Dr. Ryan that I was in great hands at Dr Levine's practice. He answered all my questions, putting any concerns at ease, educating and assuring me on problems and solutions. We were on the same page when I left the office and I felt confident to book the operations. I was treated for multiple ailments including bunions, flat feet, and crooked toes. Within a month, I can feel the difference in my arch and even the way I walk, not to mention how much better they look. The office is aesthetically glamorous, it gives me great vibes, and the girls at the desk are so sweet and accommodating. This is the place to go if you have any concerns about your feet!"- Brittany Beckett / Google / Nov 17, 2020
What is INGROWN TOENAIL REMOVAL?
If an ingrown toenail is not treated, it can lead to a serious bone infection. To prevent this and alleviate the pain associated with an ingrown toenail, the portion of the nail causing discomfort needs to be removed. The affected portion of the nail will be removed, leaving the healthy area intact. A process called electrocautery ablation can then be used to hinder the nail from regrowing and causing future issues and to create a new nail fold. When performed correctly, the procedure produces the greatest success in treating ingrown nails.
Toenail Procedure FAQ
Can an ingrown toenail fix itself?
In some cases, early or mild ingrown toenails can be corrected with an at-home care regimen, which includes soaking the toe in warm water with Epsom salt several times per day, wearing comfortable shoes, and keeping the toe clean and dry. If these measures do not improve the toe, or if the patient develops worsening symptoms or signs of an infection, professional treatment should be undertaken.
Should I trim my ingrown toenail?
Patients should never cut, trim, or tear an ingrown toenail. Doing so often exacerbates the problem and may lead to further complications.
Will an ingrown toenail come back after treatment?
Dr. Levine utilizes the most advanced techniques and technologies available today to ensure the best possible chance for permanently correcting an ingrown toenail. By ablating the nail matrix and creating a new lateral nail fold using cautery, the risk of an ingrown toenail regrowth is dramatically minimized.
Seek Professional Care
Toenail concerns, including ingrown toenails, can be painful and lead to a more significant issue if left untreated. Thankfully, Dr. Levine at Millennium Podiatry can provide an appropriate treatment plan to get you back on your feet. Learn more by contacting our Park Avenue facility in New York, NY to schedule a consultation.