Many of us are up and on our feet all day. Even if we are not, many of us often forget just how much we rely on our feet in our day to day lives, helping us go about our daily routines, running errands, doing work and getting from one place to another. When our feet are subject to injury or other maladies, it can make any of these commonplace activities all the more difficult and painful. Here at Alm Foot Care, our team of Elgin podiatrists, Dr. Walter A. Alm, Dr. Marshall G Balding, and Dr. Heidi C. Larson, are here to provide you and your family with topnotch podiatric care. Whether you are suffering from fungal infections or a deformity of the foot, heel or leg, our doctors are here to help.
There are plenty of common foot problems that people deal with all the time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will go away on their own. With proper treatment and care, you can be back up on your feet in no time and know how to properly deal with the issue if it should happen again. An ingrown toenail is one such issue. An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail of the toe grows into the surrounding fold of the nail, the area of the skin that lines your toenail. You may be able to tell if you have an ingrown toenail if you notice your nail curling in an unnatural direction, but you will most likely notice this condition once it has already taken effect. You may experience swelling at the area of the abnormal growth, your surrounding skin may be red and sensitive and you may feel pain when walking, wearing tight shoes or to the touch. This condition can be chronic, but can be treated permanently by our Elgin podiatrists here at Alm Foot Care.
If you have any of symptoms mentioned above, then you may be suffering from an ingrown toenail. Schedule an appointment with one of our Elgin podiatrists here at Alm Foot Care to perform the simple procedure that will relieve you of pain, discomfort, and have you walking comfortably and confidently again in no time.