Frequently Asked Questions

Toe Nail Problems

An ingrown nail is the result of a nail growing into the skin that surrounds it. This often occurs at either edge of the big toe. Ingrown nails may be caused by improper trimming, inherited nail deformities, injuries, fungal infections, or pressure.
Symptoms

Ingrown nails may cause pain at the tip of the toe or all the way to the base of the toe. The pain is often worse while walking. An ingrown nail may also lead to infection, inflammation, or a more serious conditon. If it’s infected, you might see pus or redness.

If you experience any of these symptoms call us to schedule an appointment.

Abnormally thick or crumbling nails may be caused by injuries, pressure from shoes, fungal infections, or conditions such as diabetes, psoriasis, or vascular disease. Eventually, the nail may loosen and fall off.

Symptoms
Along with thickening, the nail may appear ridged, brittle, or yellowish. The nail may also feel painful when pressure is put on it.

If you experience any of these symptoms call us to schedule an appointment.

Many nail problems can be prevented by wearing the right shoes and trimming your nails properly. To help avoid infection, keep your feet clean and dry. If you have diabetes, tell us before doing any foot self-care.

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Disclaimer: The answers provided in our Frequently Asked Questions section are not a substitute for a visit to your health care provider. We will not be held liable for any diagnosis made or treatment recommended.

Hours

Please note: Dr. Kenneth Wichman of Manchester Podiatry Center, P.C. is available for house calls by appointment.

Please call 1-888-804-7180.