An ingrown toenail can be painful. It usually results from an abnormal nail growth pattern or improper trimming. The sharp or jagged end of the nail grows into the surrounding soft skin at either side of the nail bed, toward the front of the toe. It can lead to inflammation and possible infection. Be sure to trim your nails properly. Doctors recommend straight cuts, rather than curved when trimming your nails. You should always inspect your feet and be sure everything looks normal. Never attempt to dig into toes to pry or cut nails from inside the skin. You could make the problem worse while compromising your foot health and hurting yourself in the process.
It’s a common condition that can be treated at home if it’s not too serious or you need relief in-between appointments with your foot specialist. Soaking your feet in a warm foot soak enriched with Tea Tree Ultimates® Soaking Crystals™ (#P3078) is the best way to start. A therapeutic foot soak featuring our exclusive blend of Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oils, Epsom and Sea Salts. This invigorating soak soothes aches and pains, relieves itching, and softens corns and calluses while fighting fungus and bacteria. Leaves feet feeling refreshed, clean, and smelling great! Each box contains (6) 1 oz. packets. This will soften skin and usually reduce inflammation.
Our Professional Nail Cutter (#P3355) offers heavy-duty, solid, stainless-steel construction, ‘double-action’ leverage, barrel-spring design for extra nail-cutting power. Trims hard, thick, ingrown and fungal-infected nails with ease. ½” surgical quality blades boost control and precision. 5 1/2″ long etched handle for sure gripping. This is a professional-quality tool that allows confident use, even in weaker hands. The hooked latch secures the blade for safe storage, opens when handles are compressed.
The Visco-GEL® Toe Cap (#P80) surround toes with soft Gel protection. Thin sidewall design takes up less space in shoes, ‘Comfort Vent’ for breathability, extra padding for toe-tip protection. Relieves pain from ingrown toenails, corns, ‘hammer’ and crooked toes, ingrown nails, and more.
Another option is the Podiatrists’ Choice® Nylon-Covered Toe Cap (#P34) to surround toes with soft foam to relieve discomfort from corns, ingrown nails, blisters, and other problems. Hand-sewn nylon cover for durability and comfort. Also provides extra toe-tip padding for sensitive toes.
See your foot specialist if your ingrown toenail is causing you pain, extreme sensitivity, or shows signs of infection. Waiting too long to seek medical advice can cause what may be an easily correctable condition to develop into something more serious. Put on some roomy or open-toed shoes and get a medical opinion as soon as you can. An ingrown toenail is always a serious condition for people with impaired circulation, diabetes, or other systemic diseases.
If you have questions about any of the products from PediFix, please reach out to us at Pedifix.com or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.
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