While many of the pains associated with ingrown toenails may start as a minor irritation, anyone who has had this condition can tell you how quickly this problem can develop into severe pain for the toes. Many patients attempt to correct this condition by cutting the nail themselves only to find the problem continues to grow worse with time. Toenails that grow into the skin of the toe should be treated as soon as possible to avoid any more pain and irritation than necessary. If left untreated, this condition can even infect the bones of the feet and cause a serious bone infection. Proper treatment is even more vital to patients with diabetes as their feet are extremely susceptible to infections and gangrene; even the most minor foot condition can be deadly to a diabetic.
When dealing with an ingrown toenail early action upon detection will result in the best treatment possible. As the condition develops, treatment becomes more difficult. Call our Houston, Missouri City, or Sugar Land office today at 888-784-5335 and let Dr. Marco Vargas solve all your foot care needs.