Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is skilled and qualified to provide ingrown toenail relief and – more importantly – can determine when the problem is something more complicated. Dr. Hecker has treated thousands of patients, helping them to get back on their feet and back to the things they love to do. We work with patients to find the best treatment options, educating them through the process to help prevent re-injury and provide ingrown toenail relief and removal.
Ingrown toenails often begin with trimming toenails too short. This is particularly common on the sides of the big toes. Ingrown toenails can also be caused by shoe pressure (from footwear that is too short or too tight), fungus infection, injury, poor foot structure, or heredity. Ingrown toenail pain happens when the corners or sides of a person's toenail dig into the surrounding skin, sometimes causing an infection.
Many people will try “bathroom surgery” to find ingrown toenail relief, resulting in chronic infection. There are many non-surgical ingrown toenail treatments that will bring relief.
Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:
- Trimming toenails straight across without rounding corners.
- Ensuring that socks and footwear not too tight.
- Keeping feet, socks and shoes clean at all times.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is where the doctor involves patients in their healing process and treatment planning. We explain what the issues are and what the treatment options are. Beyond being a skilled surgeon, Dr. Hecker is passionate about helping patients non-surgically, even when other doctors say they cannot help.