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Caryn Klapholz has been suffering from stage five kidney disease and while they would like to keep her off of dialysis her worsening condition can only be reduced with a transplant. Klapholz’s problems first began with an ingrown toenail. Five years ago when she tried to remove the nail herself, it quickly became infected; which then turned into a more serious bacterial infection. With the help of gallons of antibiotics every day, she survived, but not without internal damage to her body. “We’re at the point where we known Caryn’s only good quality of life and literally survival is organ transplant.” her husband stated.

Ingrown toenails can be an easy fix if treated properly. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

Causes

  • Bacterial infections
  • Improper nail cutting such cutting it too short or not straight across
  • Trauma to the toe, such as stubbing, which causes the nail to grow back irregularly
  • Ill-fitting shoes that bunch the toes too close together
  • Genetic predisposition

Prevention

Because ingrown toenails are not something found outside of shoe-wearing cultures, going barefoot as often as possible will decrease the likeliness of developing ingrown toenails. Wearing proper fitting shoes and using proper cutting techniques will also help decrease your risk of developing ingrown toenails.

Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a very treatable foot condition. In minor cases, soaking the affected area in salt or antibacterial soaps will not only help with the ingrown nail itself, but also help prevent any infections from occurring. In more severe cases, surgery is an option. In either case, speaking to your podiatrist about this condition will help you get a better understanding of specific treatment options that are right for you.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Marky Mark's ingrowing toenail: Ellen DeGeneres got to inspect the results of Wahlberg's nail removal on her titular show this Thursday  Actor Mark Wahlberg had an ingrown toenail removed on his right big toe. Wahlberg showcased his toe post-surgery on the Ellen Degeneres show and appears to be making a good recovery. Wahlberg had suffered from toe pain since last year and decided to have the nail removed recently during a trip home. “The thing was just growing the wrong way,” Wahlberg said, “and the guy, Mickey O’Keefe, who played himself in The Fighter, his daughter-in-law, thank God, is a podiatrist (and she) came and cut half my toenail off,” said Wahlberg.

Receiving proper foot care is extremely important, and your toes should not be excluded from that care.  If you think you have sustained a toe injury such as an ingrown toenail, you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein can diagnose any injuries that you might have and provide you with treatment options that work for you.   

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Prevention

There are a number of steps you can take:

· Let your toenails grow out
· Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
· Placing a piece of cotton under affected nail may allow toe to grow up

If however, your pain is severe, or you are dealing with an infection, you should see a podiatrist as soon as possible. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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