Offering exceptional podiatric services for the entire family for over 30 years, Alm Foot Care is the podiatry office that goes the extra mile to care for its patients. Spear headed by Dr. Walter Alm, this office provides a wide spectrum of foot and ankle care services with an emphasis on non-surgical treatments. At Alm Foot Care, our mission is to provide outstanding foot care in a relaxing, comfortable environment. We want our patients to take an active part in deciding your best treatment options, so we take the time to fully explain your condition and available treatments. From ingrown nail treatment in Elgin and heel pain to diabetic foot care, we provide a comprehensive array of podiatric care.
The exceptional foot care you receive from Dr. Alm and his staff includes ingrown nail treatment in Elgin. Ingrown toenails can cause pain and discomfort. It is very important to recognize this problem early and seek treatment or you run the risk of the condition progressing from a simple to a severe level. Ingrown toenails can result from many causes, including but not limited to injury, infection, improper cutting of the nails, improperly fitting shoes or the inherited shape of the nail. Depending on the cause, duration and severity of the problem, treatments can include soaks, antibiotics or temporary clipping of the ingrown section of the nail. Many times correction is needed to permanently solve this problem. After treatment, patients can wear their own shoes immediately and resume almost all activities.
After treatment, you will start feeling better rather quickly. After a day, the pain should be gone. But if the ingrown nail treatment in Elgin included antibiotics because the toe was infected, the medicine has to run its course. Recovery should take 2-4 weeks. If you have diabetes, it is advised that you see your podiatrist immediately to prevent further foot complications. Prevention is the best policy indeed. Cut your nails straight across and keep them a moderate length. Wear proper fitting shoes and protective footwear if your job puts your feet or toes at risk. For more tips on preventing and caring for ingrown toenails, or to speak with us about other podiatric concerns, give us a call today.