Mark Wahlberg may be most known for his extraordinary big screen talents. During a recent appearance though on the Ellen DeGeneres show however, he revealed dealing with something very ordinary: an ingrown toenail. Wahlberg shared about his toe troubles, which ended with him having part of his toenail surgically removed. Wahlberg’s experience can shed some light on what to do if you are dealing with an ingrown toenail problem.
Yes! Cutting your nail wrong or too short, wearing poorly fitting shoes and toenail trauma can all lead to an ingrown toenail. If you are experiencing redness, pain or swelling due to an ingrown toenail do not ignore it. Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, McClurkin and Tran, foot specialists at Dallas Podiatry Works, treat too many patients who have waited too long for treatment. An ingrown toenail can recur and may develop into a serious infection if not treated properly. This is especially dangerous for someone with diabetes.
If you do get treatment for an ingrown toenail, it is also important to give it time to heal. If you can avoid jumping on a plane right away like Mark Wahlberg had to do, it is in your best interest to rest your foot. Even small procedures can be traumatic to a toe and resuming activity too soon can compromise the healing process.
Our podiatric office has two convenient locations to serve your foot and ankle needs. If you are suffering in pain with an ingrown toenail, we can help get you back on your feet. Call us in Dallas (972) 566-7474 or Plano (972) 943-3323 to schedule an appointment or fill out our online contact form.
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.