Overland Park Office - 10701 Nall Ave., Suite 120, Overland Park, KS 66211
Blue Springs Office - 1050 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Overland 913-381-5515
Blue Springs 816-228-9393

Ingrown toenails primarily occur on the sides of the big toenails when the nail matrix cells cause a nail plate deformity. Pressure from your shoes cause the nail to dig into the skin, often causing an infection. Ingrown toenails often become hard and swollen and are tender to the touch. If left untreated, skin can begin to grow over the nail, causing pain, redness, swelling and infection of the foot.

Most cases of ingrown toenails can be remedied at home with a simple soak of the foot in warm water a few times each day. Wear appropriate shoes and socks and trim your toenails regularly and in a straight line. Other treatments include surgical removal of the ingrown toenail.

If you suffer from an ingrown toenail, contact Dr. Sheldon Fleishman – Overland Park: 913-381-5515 or Blue Springs: 816-228-9393.