Ingrown Nail Treatment in Lakewood, CA
Enjoy Comprehensive Care from Our Compassionate Podiatrist
You notice that your big toe is a little sore and red around one side of the nail, but you brush it off. Perhaps you researched your symptoms and decided that you have an ingrown toenail. No big deal, right? Wrong. While it may be true that some ingrown toenails resolve themselves or require little treatment, there are times when one can go from an annoying sore spot to a serious, life-threatening infection. Many people with an ingrown toenail have turned to our podiatrist for ingrown nail treatment in Lakewood, CA.
Signs of an Ingrown Toenail
The most common signs of an ingrown toenail include:
- Tenderness or pain along one or both sides of your toenail
- A red area around your toenail
- Swelling near the sides of your toenail
- Heat coming from the painful or swollen area
- Pus leaking from the reddened area of your toe
Be Evaluated for Your Ingrown Toenail Right Away
If you have noticed any of the signs above, even if there is no pain yet, we highly recommend that you come in to be evaluated. As is the nature of a toenail, it may continue to grow, possibly embedding itself further into your toe. When this happens, your risk of complications increases, including an infection that can travel from the toe to the surrounding bone. A bone infection is serious and can cause extreme illness and even death.
If you are diabetic, the risk of infection is higher due to the possibility of poor circulation in your feet. Please be sure to check daily for any swelling or redness around your toenails as neuropathy may prevent you from feeling pain or discomfort.
Get Relief with Our Ingrown Nail Treatment in Lakewood, CA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatry care, schedule your Dr. Tulifau New Patient Consultation today by calling 562-925-3055 or clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Review Your Medical History
- Thorough Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
As one of the premier podiatry practices in Lakewood, CA, our podiatrist and team at Tagaloa-Tulifau Foot & Ankle Center also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients from Long Beach, Cerritos & Bellflower, CA & the surrounding areas.