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. Brook and Northcutt, 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.