Dr. Steven Chen and Dr. Mark Pell
934 County Line Road Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Tel: (610) 527-8655

1223 West Chester Pike, Suite #1
West Chester, PA 19382, Tel: (610) 436-6132

100 E. Lancaster Ave. Lankenau Hosp. South MOB #117, Wynnewood, Tel: (610)649-9662

Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. A common ailment, ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.

In most cases, treating ingrown toenails is simple: soak the foot in warm, soapy water several times each day. Avoid wearing tight shoes or socks. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In severe cases, if an acute infection occurs, surgical removal of part of the ingrown toenail may be needed. Known as partial nail plate avulsion, the procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail.

Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:

  • Trimming toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
  • Ensuring that shoes and socks are not too tight.
  • Keeping feet clean at all times.

ALSO SERVICE NEW  LOCATION AS OF DECEMBER 1st, 2017: @LANKENAU HOSPITAL, South MOB #117, Wynnewood, Pa 19096,        Tel: (610)649-9662

Office Hours @ Lankenau:          Monday, Wednesday - Friday : 8:30am - 12:30pm,                

1st Thursday of Every Month:  8:30am - 3:00pm

 

Also available:

Flexible Flat-feet / Hyper-pronation Treatment

Laser Treatment options for Fungus Nails

Restorative Nails System-KERYflex