When it comes to ingrown toenails, we've heard it all. If you can think of it, at least one of our patients has tried it. Foot soaks. Cutting a V-shaped notch in the nail. Wedging in pieces of cotton or dental floss. On and on.
Look, we get it. When you're hurting from an ingrown toenail—especially ones that just keep coming back again and again—you'd try just about anything to get rid of it.
But the truth is that you don't have to do any of that stuff! In fact, most of those things you probably shouldn't do. Instead of messing around with conservative treatments or home care, you could visit the team at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates and just get it fixed—for good. You'll be better off in both the long and short term.