More than three million people in the United States suffer from ingrown toenails, a condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe and people with diabetes are at greater risk of complications.
Yes, if they are affecting your comfort. Ingrown toenails can be very painful and are often not aesthetically pleasing. Being comfortable on your feet is incredibly important to your overall health because they allow you to be mobile and get exercise. The more uncomfortable you are on your feet, the lower your quality of life.
There's a huge array of treatment options today. Dr. Kruse offers his patients everything from laser therapy to small surgeries and even oral medications to get rid of them and help people feel comfortable on their feet. Dr. Kruse can talk to you about the pros and cons of each choice and help you pick the best treatment for yourself.