Here’s a simple either/or question for you to ponder for a moment before you read the rest of this blog. Would you rather:
- Develop a painful ingrown toenail, then have to go through the inconvenience of coming in and getting it fixed?
- Not develop a painful ingrown toenail in the first place?
If you chose the second option, congratulations! You seem like a pretty rational human being. And we’re right there with you.
If you chose the first option … well, we guess it’s nice that you must love us so much that you’d be willing to go through the pain just to say hello. We love seeing you too! (And actually, treating ingrown toenails isn’t all that inconvenient after all, relatively speaking.)
But we’re guessing most of you went with door number two. And even though it might mean we won’t get to see you as often, we’re glad to help you make that happen.
To be clear, ingrown toenails can have many different causes, and there’s no guarantee that any strategy will be 100% effective.
But following the steps below can significantly reduce your risk, and if necessary there’s an in-office procedure that permanently prevents future ingrown nails and is 99% effective.
More on that in a bit—but first, let’s look at some of the low-tech, in-home strategies.
Never Get Another Ingrown Toenail Again
Again, we can’t promise you 100% certainty. But by taking the right steps, you can prevent ingrown toenails at an extremely high success rate—or at least get to the point where your next ingrown toenail will be your last, thanks to a matrixectomy.
So if you do develop another ingrown toenail, please make sure you give Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates a call. Treatment is quick, easy, and minimally disruptive. Plus, you’ll save yourself a lot of unnecessary pain, both now and in the future!
To schedule, dial (248) 360-3888. You can also request an appointment online.