Ingrown Toenail in Oak Park, IL

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What Are the Causes & Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail? 

When the toenail cuts into the surrounding skin, an ingrown toenail occurs, typically on the big toe.  There are various causes for this including congenital curving of the nail, improper trimming, too narrow shoes, high heeled shoes, or toe deformities such as a bunion or toes that overlap, increasing pressure on neighboring toes. Changes in the nail due to fungus or previous trauma may also result in ingrown toenails. If you’re suffering from an ingrown toenail in Oak Park, IL, our award-winning podiatrists can help. 

Patients with an ingrown toenail report symptoms that range from mild discomfort to prolonged conditions, which become infected. When an infection occurs, the toenail area becomes red, swollen, and painful with possible pus and drainage. For some people, ingrown nails only occur once while for others, it is a recurring problem.

Home Treatments for Ingrown Toenails

Once upon a time, our mothers and popular literature told us that if you are prone to ingrown toenails, you should cut your nails rounded and keep them fairly short. This will prevent them from growing into the tip or side of the toe.

However, if your toenail does become red and inflamed, soak it in warm, soapy water with Epsom salts and carefully trim the nail. If this does not offer relief, make an appointment to see a podiatrist at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute.

Mild or Recurring: How We Treat Ingrown Toenails

For mild ingrown toenail conditions, our podiatrist may be able to simply cut the nail properly to ease your symptoms. If the area is infected, the doctor will numb your toe then remove the small section of the nail that is causing the infection. Your toe will stay numb for several hours, but you will be able to perform light activities immediately, including driving. By the next day, your toe will generally feel around 90% better!

If your condition tends to recur, there is a permanent solution. Our podiatrist will numb your toe, remove the offending nail section and put a chemical on the area to sterilize the cells that grow nails so that the ingrown section of nail never grows back. This procedure has proven to be 95% effective with a high degree of patient satisfaction and little discomfort.

When you have exhausted conservative treatment options and still feel discomfort,  consider a consultation with our podiatrist to discuss surgical options.

Call Today to Learn More About Our Treatment Options for Your Ingrown Toenail in Oak Park, IL!

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain at Weil Foot & Ankle Institute and we’re confident we can help you, too. Your feet will thank you! For additional information on ingrown toenail treatment or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at (847) 390-7666. With 16 podiatry offices in and around the Chicago area, including Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Flossmoor, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincoln Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL), there is sure to be a podiatry office near you!

If you are located close to downtown Chicago, we can treat your ingrown toenails immediately at our FAST Care Center, visit FastCareCenters.com for more details.

5-Star Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincoln Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL).

 

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    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
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  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
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  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
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  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
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  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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