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Who To See For A Big Toe Nail Problems
Does md remove ingrown toenails or should I just get a referral for a podiatrist for ingrown toe nail?
Podiatrist: I would recommend you look up podiatrists in your area to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
Either....: Your podiatrist will do a thorough foot examination and make reccs regarding care to the digital nails. There are ways to treat painful ingrown toenails to prevent reoccurrence. Biopsy of nails will help objectify any nail pathology such as fungus www.Apma.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an infected toenail (picture included). Is there a way to fix this on my own or do I need to see a podiatrist?
See a Podiatrist: Infected toenails are usually caused by the edge of the nail cutting into the skin. You can soak in warm soapy water and apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. It is hard to resolve the problem, without removing the offending source, then nail edge. See your podiatrist to discuss treatment options. Permanent solutions are available. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?
Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If the callous: Is on top of the toe usually the toe is bending and your shoe rubs on it. If you decide to have surgery then the toe will get straightened. If between toes, often all that is needed is to remove the nub of bone hat protrudes. ...Read more