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An ingrown toenail occurs when a portion of the nail grows into the flesh of the toe, causing redness and swelling followed by pain and often infection. Ingrown toenails can occur due to:

  • Improper trimming of the toenail
  • Trauma
  • Genetic factors

Treatment for ingrown toenails can range from conservative care to surgical removal. Surgical removal is performed by numbing the toe and then removing the offending corner of the nail. Occasionally we will then apply a chemical to the nail root to permanently prevent the regrowth of the ingrown portion of the nail. Patients are typically back into their shoes and able to resume their normal activities almost immediately.

If you have an ingrown toenail, don't be afraid to come in. Your treatment will be gentle and virtually painless. Our goal is to get you back to your normal activities right away.  Make an appointment with our office by calling (516) 825-3860 or
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