Foot related problems should be dealt with as soon as possible, so if you begin to experience any signs or symptoms, whether they be injuries, or changes in sensation or texture, then you should see a podiatrist as soon as you can. Toenails can sometimes fall ill in one way or another, whether it be due to a fungal infection or because they have become ingrown. Ingrown nails are a nuisance, but if they go untreated and become severe, then they may actually cause an infection, too. If you have an ingrown nail, then it may be best to see a podiatrist. Dr. Howard Dinowitz, our Brooklyn ingrown nail doctor, can take a look at your condition and provide you with the care that you need.
Ingrown toenails are not too uncommon, but it is important that you pay attention to their development and see a podiatrist when needed. An ingrown nail can develop if the nails are cut too short and/or are cramped and confined for a good deal of time. Because of the little wiggle room, the nail can begin to grow inward into the skin instead of flat and outward as it is meant to. This can be rather uncomfortable and it can cause the skin around your nail to become tender, red and irritated. You may experience a deal of pain whenever the affected area touches or rub against other things, whether it is adjacent feet, your socks, shoes or other things they may come in contact with. Some people may be tempted to treat the nail on their own, but this can be much more difficult than it looks and you may end up doing more harm than good. Here with our Brooklyn ingrown nail doctor, Dr. Howard Dinowitz you can have the issue resolved and treated successfully and effectively. Some ingrown nails can heal on their own, but others may lead to infection, so if you have a persistent ingrown nail it is best to see a podiatrist as soon as you can.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, make sure you do your research and book an appointment as soon as you can. If you are looking for a Brooklyn ingrown nail doctor that can provide you with the care that you need, call us here at the offices of Dr. Howard Dinowitz today.