Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) Questions Ingrown Toenail

Why do I keep getting an ingrown toenail?

I keep getting an ingrown toenail in the same area, and every time I have to visit a podiatrist to get it removed. Is there a way in which this issue can be treated permanently?

20 Answers

If you have a recurring ingrown nail, there is a simple quick procedure that can permanently remove that portion of the nail with little or no discomfort afterwards. You should contact your local podiatrist and get rid of that pain forever.
Yes, a chronically ingrown nail can be fixed, through a "matrixectomy" procedure. Ask your podiatrist about these options.
Yes. A procedure called a phenol-alcohol procedure. All Podiatrists can do it
Ingrown toe nails occur for several reasons. It can be caused by mechanical imbalance of the feet that adds increased pressure to the great toes, causing the nail to grow into the skin. Improper cutting the nail plate can also contribute to an ingrowing nail. Genetics also play a role, as this is associated with functioning of the foot causing increased pressure on the toe. There are treatment options to correct the problem. I recommend you discuss with your podiatrist the options for permanent correction
Yes. A portion of the nail can be removed and the nail root can be destroyed via chemical or surgical removal. This procedure is called "Matrixectomy"
Yes, there is a way by doing a minor surgical procedure which will permanently remove that portion of the nail and will not grow back

Dr. Gormam
Yes, there is a way to treat this issue permanently. You can have your ingrown nail removed and they can put a chemical on the cells that your nail grows from so that it doesn't continue to regrow. You can do your whole nail or just a portion.
Recurrent ingrown toenails can be treated with a procedure called a permanent matrixectomy to permanently remove a piece of the nail that is causing an ingrown toenail.
There is a nail procedure to permanently eradicate the side of the nail growing into your skin
There are a couple ways to treat this successfully. You should ask your podiatrist when he can do a permanent correction. He will use a substance like Fino to treat the Nail route so that that portion that being ingrown does not come back. There is also a small surgical procedure where the podiatrist will exercise a small portion of the Nail root so that the nail grows back flat. Both of these procedures have a very high success rate. There is no reason to just remove the offending Nail portion when a permanent correction can easily be done
A recurring ingrown nail can be relieved with a common procedure called a matrixectomy which can be done in the office under local anesthetic. It is most effectively performed on a nail that is NOT infected.
Lori Barnett
Yes. There is a permanent way to remove an ingrown toenail provided that the nail is not infected at the time. The procedure is called a partial matrixectomy and it is a procedure where the root part of the nail that is in growing is cauterized with a chemical called Phenol. This is an office procedure, where you are in a bandage for 1 day; thereafter only using antibiotic cream and band aid.
This problem can be treated permanently by treating the nail matrix. This is the area the nail grows out from. Make an appointment before you develop an infection as the process is easier and healing time is shortened.
Your podiatrist can perform a procedure (on the chronic ingrown portion of the nail) called a matrixectomy, where the nail bed is either chemically cauterized, or surgically excised, thereby preventing recurrence.
Most individuals tend to develop recurrent ingrown toenail issues because the nail plate margins grow too far down into the inner and outer nail fold-groove areas of the affected toe (the nail plate side may appear "c" or square shape) on the side, increasing the risk of developing an ingrown toenail condition. I recommend that you find a podiatrist to perform a partial matrixectomy on the ingrown margins. Thereby, possibly resulting in rending the effect to complete resolution of this onychocryptosis (ingrown toenail condition).
Yes, ask your podiatrist to do a phenol alcohol matrixectomy. We usually recommend this after the second occurrence assuming you have adequate circulation.
It may be possible to perform a simple in-office procedure to permanently remove an ingrown toenail. Ask your physician about a matrixectomy, which is the term for this type of procedure.
There are ways. When they do the procedure do they use the acid to try and burn the nail matrix (root). If the acid isn’t used then the nail will always return. There is a surgical procedure that can require stitches where the nail matrix is surgically excised.
There are several reasons why people get recurrent ingrown toenails. These range from the type and tightness of shoe worn to the genetic shape of the toenail and other reasons, as well. And, YES, there is a permanent removal of ingrown toenails called a Matricectomy that can be performed in the office of a Podiatrist. The toe is numbed, the offending border or borders are removed, and a chemical is placed in the corner of the nail bed to burn the growth cells. You will have to take care of it afterwards for a couple of weeks, but there is minimal pain associated with the procedure after it is performed.
Of course! Ingrowing toenails can be treated permanently. It is very similar to having the ingrowing toenail removed, but the second part of the procedure involves applying a chemical that stops the cells of that toenail border from functioning, to that the ingrowing portion never grows out again. The procedure is called a matrixectomy. Any trained podiatrist should be able to perform in the office.