Laser Correction for Ingrown Nails
Millions of Americans suffer from ingrown toenails. Sometimes, the pain is so severe they find themselves missing work and canceling social activities. "Why do they avoid treatment?" you might be asking. The reasons are simple: they do not know a permanent correction is available, and they are afraid of pain. What they don't realize is that home remedies are often more painful than medical treatment.
The Dangers of Self-treatment for Ingrown Toenails
If you have
recurring ingrown toenails, you know the familiar signs of pain. When your toe
is really sore, you'll grab your toenail clippers and try to cut out the corner
of the nail. Quite often, the pain continues. This is because the nail might be
ingrown all the way along the side, not just at the tip, as shown in the diagram
addition to being painful, home treatments are often dangerous.
The Real Causes of Ingrown Toenails
Many people believe that improper trimming causes ingrown toenails, but this is usually not the real reason why ingrown nails occur. The most common causes of ingrown toenails are:
of ingrown toenails
Now, there is a
procedure that eliminates ingrown toenails. First, we use a comfortable anesthesic.
After spraying a quick freeze onto the skin, normal toe numbing can then be done
and you feel virtually nothing.
No pain during surgery
At a time when insurance companies and Medicare are limiting coverage for medical care, almost all insurances (except HMOs) pay for ingrown toenail correction. This is because sterilizing the nail root reduces the risk of infection, saves toes, feet, and legs, and eliminates repeat office visits (and the expense) for ingrown toenail infections.
When Do You Need Dr.Worley's Help ?
Many patients are not sure when to visit a foot specialist. If you suffer from ingrown toenails or any other foot problem, you should call Dr. Worley when:
You are being referred by a friend
or a doctor.