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How to Prevent Infection from Your Ingrown Toenail

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on April 20, 2018

An ingrown toenail can be extremely painful making it difficult to wear your shoes or stand for long periods of time. Once an ingrown toenail becomes infected, it can make you even more miserable. Keeping the toenail trimmed and minimizing the risk of infection through proactive steps is important. You should also visit your podiatrist for treatment to prevent the infection from spreading. Here is a list of signs that you need to see your New Hampshire podiatrist right away.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails

Why Does My Big Toe Hurt?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 27, 2018

Big toe pain can strike at any time. Maybe you feel it when you stand up for the first time in the morning. Maybe after a good workout or at the end of the day your toe throbs. Or maybe as soon as you slide your foot into a shoe that normally fits your toe screams in pain. Regardless of if your big toe pain is an annoyance or if it’s keeping you from activities you love, you should get assessment and treatment from your trusted podiatrist. There's no reason to put up with big toe pain, especially as it can reduce your mobility and disrupt your life.

For those of you asking "Why does my big toe hurt?", there’s a wide range of causes from calluses to bunions or injuries.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails, Foot Problems, General Foot Pain

What are the Beginning Stages of an Ingrown Toenail?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on March 1, 2018

If you have pain in your toe but don't know what the problem is, you might be suffering from the beginning stages of an ingrown toenail. There are many conditions that might cause discomfort in your feet and toes including a bunion, stubbed toe, fungal infection, sprain, or other injury, so how do you know if you are getting an ingrown toenail? 

 

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7 Common Misconceptions About Ingrown Toenails

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on December 13, 2017

Your toenail should grow straight but sometimes there is a problem. An ingrown toenail occurs when your toenail grows into the side or corner of your nail bed. It's a common problem and usually occurs in one of your big toes. The nail can dig deeply into your nail bed and cause irritation, redness, swelling, and pain.

Many people believe they know how to take care of an ingrown nail on their own, but there are some misconceptions about ingrown toenails that you should be aware of before you start to treat an ingrown nail at home.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails

Types of Shoes to Wear to Avoid Getting an Ingrown Toenail

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on November 11, 2017

The type of shoes you wear is often the most telling factor when it comes to diagnosing specific problems with your feet, including ingrown toenails. Your feet are often stuck inside your shoes for 8 to 10 hours a day, sometimes longer. Being trapped in this dark, moist environment with little airflow can cause bacteria to grow at an alarming rate. This dramatically increases the risk of infection. Shoes can also restrict blood flow and prevent the toes from moving naturally. All of these factors lead to the perfect environment for ingrown toenails and other foot problems.

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails

When Should You Seek Medical Treatment for an Ingrown Toenail?

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on October 19, 2017

Are you suffering from the pain of an ingrown toenail? This fairly common foot problem occurs when the edge or corner of your toenail starts to grow into your skin instead of over it and are most often seen in the big toe. They are usually caused by improper trimming of your toenails but can also develop if you wear shoes that don't have enough room for your toes or you injure your toe. If you have diabetes or curved toenails, you are more susceptible to getting ingrown nails. 

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How to Manage Your Ingrown Toenail Treatment at Home

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on September 29, 2017

Most of us have had an ingrown toenail at least once in our lives. More often than not, it will go away on its own. But when it doesn’t, or you have an ingrown toenail that keeps coming back, it can start to be very painful and frustrating. Learn what you can do at home to help manage your ingrown toenail treatment and when it’s important to consult with a New Hampshire podiatrist.

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The Quick and Easy Fix For Your Ingrown Toenail

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on September 15, 2017

The quick and easy fix for your ingrown toenail is proper foot care. Keeping your feet clean and wearing shoes that fit your feet are two of the most important aspects of general foot care. There are many simple things that you can do in addition to caring for your feet that will help to heal existing ingrown toenails and prevent new ones from forming. If you are prone to ingrown toenails, you can use these tips one at a time or several at once to minimize your risk.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ingrown Toenails and Treatment

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on September 3, 2017

If you are suffering from toe or foot pain, you might have an ingrown toenail. This is a fairly common problem especially among runners, those who suffer from diabetes and in certain families who are naturally prone to ingrown toenails. There are ways you can relieve some of the pain of an ingrown nail, but they are temporary measures. Left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to serious complications so it is always advisable to see your New Hampshire podiatrist if you have painful toes or feet.

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Ingrown Toenail Care for Runners

Posted by Dr. Brian Nagy on July 27, 2017

Anyone can have an ingrown toenail, but runners are more susceptible to them than others. This is primarily caused by the environment their feet are in and the amount of pressure their feet endure during training and competition. When the right ingrown toenail care is used, runners can reduce their risk of getting an ingrown toenail and help maintain optimum foot health. 

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Topics: Ingrown Toenails, Running

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