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I have neuromas in both feet, and have used orthodics for 3 yrs. Now I have developed ingrown toenail on the big toe of one ft. Best way to treat?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Get it removed
it's usually very simple

In brief: Get it removed
it's usually very simple
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Proper nail care
The ingrown toenail is unlikely to be related to the neuromas.
Proper nail care consists of not cutting the nail too short, keeping the soft tissue clear of the nail edge while it is growing out is most important. If it is a chronic problem then debridement and potentially ablation (removing part of tissue that grows the nail) may be necessary.

In brief: Proper nail care
The ingrown toenail is unlikely to be related to the neuromas.
Proper nail care consists of not cutting the nail too short, keeping the soft tissue clear of the nail edge while it is growing out is most important. If it is a chronic problem then debridement and potentially ablation (removing part of tissue that grows the nail) may be necessary.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Jeffrey Ross
If the neuromas are still bothering possibly a theraputic steroid injection may be of help, or adding to the ortrhtoic a "peanut' to spearate the metatarsal bones to take the pressure off the intermetatarsal nerves. Packing th nail border with cotton can help relieve the pressure. If not a procedure to remove the border and matrix permanently can avoid further ingorwn nail pain.
Dr. Eric Silvers
Podiatry
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In brief: Removal
Find a good podiatrist in your area and have him/her take out the ingrown toenail border. The podiatrist can even stop the growth of the portion of the nail plate that is growing into the nail fold.
I hope this helps.

In brief: Removal
Find a good podiatrist in your area and have him/her take out the ingrown toenail border. The podiatrist can even stop the growth of the portion of the nail plate that is growing into the nail fold.
I hope this helps.
Dr. Eric Silvers
Dr. Eric Silvers
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Professionally
See a podiatrist , who can easily put you back on the right track.

In brief: Professionally
See a podiatrist , who can easily put you back on the right track.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain in foot
An ingrown toe nail can be very painful if its infected.
Soak the foot in warm water and epsom salt for 20 minutes. Apply an antiseptic ointment to the great toe and cover it with a sterile band aid or gauze. See a professional doctor and ask your questions. Neuromas are benign nerve tumors of the feet and can be removed if they don't respond to conservative care.

In brief: Pain in foot
An ingrown toe nail can be very painful if its infected.
Soak the foot in warm water and epsom salt for 20 minutes. Apply an antiseptic ointment to the great toe and cover it with a sterile band aid or gauze. See a professional doctor and ask your questions. Neuromas are benign nerve tumors of the feet and can be removed if they don't respond to conservative care.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
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In brief: Neuromas;ingrownnail
See a podiatrist and discuss with him or her. Surgery is usually required for these conditions.
The nail can be done in the office, but the neuromas require the operating room.

In brief: Neuromas;ingrownnail
See a podiatrist and discuss with him or her. Surgery is usually required for these conditions.
The nail can be done in the office, but the neuromas require the operating room.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: Removal...
...Is the only permanent solution.
Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.

In brief: Removal...
...Is the only permanent solution.
Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Nail care
Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners.
One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.

In brief: Nail care
Ingrown toenails can be remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners.
One should always try to cut the nails strait across to avoid leaving an embedded nail spicule. If pain or redness continues get it looked at by a professional.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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