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January 01, 2015
Category: Nail Treatments

BigNews.Biz - Apr 16,2013 - Chattanooga, TN, 17-APR-2013 - Dr. Richard Eby DPM, Chattanooga podiatrist, is pleased to announce that locals no longer have to put up with the pain and inconvenience of ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis) are a commonly occurring issue usually found in the teenage years and beyond. The causes are found in improper trimming, poorly designed shoes and excessive sweating of the feet (hyperhidrosis).

According to Dr. Eby, speaking in a recent interview, "Ingrown toenails are usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection."

"A common ailment", he continues, "ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail."

Initially, the condition begins with pain in the specific nail. As the problem worsens, there may be drainage, difficulty walking and infection. This can be a particular difficulty with diabetic patients.

Prevention is the best way to avoid suffering the need for surgical therapy. Common therapy which can be begun at home, which will prevent many of the cases includes soaking the feet in warm soapy water several times daily. Advanced cases where infection is present may require antibiotics, but only at the instruction of the podiatrist.

Learn more about the prevention and care of ingrown toenails by visiting the web pages at today. Members of the press and individuals who have further questions about the details in this press notice are encouraged to contact Dr. Richard Eby DPM, Chattanooga podiatrist, at the location described below.

Contact Person Name: Dr. Richard Eby DPM
Address: 3603 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37347
Contact Phone Number: (423) 622-2664