INGROWN NAILS

Discover Comfortable, Permanent Surgical Treatment for Ingrown Nails

Millions of Americans suffer from ingrown toenails. Sometimes, the pain is so severe they find themselves missing work and canceling social activities. "Why, then, do they avoid treatment?" you might be asking. The reasons are simple: they do not know a permanent procedure is available, and they are afraid of pain. What they don't realize is that home remedies are often more painful than medical treatment.

The Dangers of "Fixing" Ingrown Toenails At Home

If you have recurring ingrown toenails, you know the familiar signs of pain. When your toe is really sore, you'll grab your toenail clippers and try to cut out the corner of the nail. Quite often, the pain continues. This is because the nail might be ingrown all the way along the side, not just at the tip, as shown in the diagram below.
In addition to being painful, home treatments are often dangerous. Here are the risks involved:

Infection which might necessitate more extensive treatment
Serious complications in people with circulatory problems such as infection, gangrene, and threatened loss
  of limb
Return of the ingrown nail

The Real Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Many people believe that improper trimming causes ingrown toenails, but this is usually not the real reason why ingrown nails occur. The most common causes of ingrown toenails are:

        Family history of ingrown toenails
        Poor choice of shoes, or shoe pressure
        Curved nails
        Fungus nail infection
        Trauma (injury) to the nail

How To Prevent The Return of Painful Ingrown Toenails

Now, there is a procedure that eliminates ingrown toenails. First, we will use a painless anesthesia. This new instrument, called the Dermajet, uses air pressure to place xylocaine (a light anesthetic) into your toe. A normal injection can then be done; you feel virtually nothing.

    
After Dr. Teles removes the portion of the nail that has grown into the skin, he will use a special chemical to destroy the nail root. In most cases, after surgery, toenails grow normally without imbedding themselves into the skin.

    
Here's what you will experience during and after surgery, which can be performed in the comfort of our office:

        No pain during surgery
        You will be able to walk immediately
        You will be able to return to work the same day
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Torrance, CA 90505

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All South Bay Footcare Podiatry Group, Inc.

Gregory J. Teles, D.P.M.
23365 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 101
Torrance, CA 90505

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Insurance Pays For Nail Surgery

At a time when insurance companies are limiting covered surgical procedures, almost all policies pay for ingrown toenail treatment. This is because professional treatment reduces the risk of infection and often eliminates repeat office visits for ingrown toenails that return.  surgical suite.

When you need a Foot Doctor for help:

Many patients are not sure when to visit a Foot Doctor. If you suffer from ingrown toenails, you should call Dr. Gregory Teles when:

You are being referred by your primary care physician
You have a red, sore, ingrown toenail right now
You have been given an antibiotic for an infection from ingrown toenails
You purchase over-the-counter ingrown toenail treatments or antibiotic and cortisone creams on a regular basis
You have just trimmed out a section of your toenail in an attempt to avoid recurring ingrown toenails
You suffer from any type of foot pain (Remember: it is not normal for your feet to hurt).


Dr. Gregory Teles is Board Certified by the (APMSB) American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board. He is known for his innovative and conservative approach to foot pain, offering modern options like Minimal Incision Surgery (MIS). When surgery is indicated, patients enjoy the comfort and convenience of our office surgical suite.