8582725910


San Diego Office
Pacific Beach Podiatry
1778 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
858-272-5910

Ingrown toenails often are the result of trimming your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes.

While they are common, ingrown toenails can be painful. When trimming your nails, avoid tapering the corners so that the nail curves with the shape of your toe. The sides of the nail will curl down and dig into your skin. Shoes that are too tight or short also may cause ingrown toenails.

Ingrown toenail start out hard, swollen and tender, and later, may become sore, red and infected. Your skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.

Soaking your foot in warm, soapy water several times each day is usually a good way to treat an ingrown nail. Also, you can try inserting some cotton or waxed dental floss between the nail and your skin. Please contact our office to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Part of your ingrown toenail (partial nail plate avulsion) may need to be surgically removed if an acute infection occurs. The procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail.

You can prevent ingrown toenails by:

  • Trimming your toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
  • Ensuring that your shoes and socks are not too tight.
  • Keeping your feet clean at all times.

San Diego Office
858-272-5910

Podiatrist - San Diego, Pacific Beach Foot Clinic, 1778 Grand Ave, San Diego CA, 92109 (858)272-5910
Dr. Ciccone is a podiatrist focusing on podiatric procedures such as nail fungus, bone spurs, and heel pain. Dr. John A. Ciccone is a licensed podiatrist in the state of California.