The world renowned fashion week in Milan finished up just a few weeks ago with many new young designers and hot trends having hit the runways. It is always interesting to see the footwear that makes its debut – this time it was the high-heeled, pointed-toe open back mule that took center stage.
Wearing any type of tight, pointed shoe for a length of time can put you at risk for an ingrown toenail. This is when the toenail curves and grows into the surrounding skin. Trimming your toenails too short or curved can also cause one to develop. When one occurs, it can turn into a red, swollen, painful and often infected problem. At this point, it is necessary for experts such as Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt to step in and bring your nail back to health.
There are several home remedies and lifestyle changes that can take care of this problem in the beginning stages, but when it progresses into a more serious condition, you may need to have part of the nail removed. While this may sound scary, our doctors and staff will walk you through each step of the way. It is a minor procedure done in our office under local anesthetic. A small portion of the affected nail is removed and the nail root is destroyed, which permanently fixes your ingrown toenail problem. Our patients are typically able to resume all of their normal activities within a few weeks time.
An ingrown toenail can quickly progress and tends to recur if not treated properly. Please contact Dallas Podiatry Works as soon as symptoms are noticed. If you have one that has become red, painful and infected, do not wait to seek treatment, especially if you have an underlying condition such as diabetes. To make an appointment, call our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.