Ingrown Toe Nails

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I think I have an ingrown toe nail but I’m not sure, my first toe looks like it is bent in the middle. I have tried to cut it out but that only helps for a short time and it was very painful. I don’t have any problems with walking on it but if I wear closed shoes the pain is very intense. If in fact it is an ingrown toe nail, about how much would a physician charge to fix t his problem?


    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    Your best answer would be to call a podiatrist locally and ask their staff. Fees vary in different parts of the country and also if insurance is involved.


    9 10

    I am no doctor.. But try this.. It sounds wierd.. My father had me do it when I was younger, and it works for me.. Take a fingernail file or a knife (if you are brave enough), and file or scrape the very top center of your toenail from base to tip right down the center and thin the nail out a good bit.. But don’t do it too much becaus you don’t want to go all the way through the nail or make it too weak. This will weaken the center of the nail and relieve some of the pain and discomfort.. This also somehoe causes the nail to grow straighter over time. Causing the nail to grow upward and outward (or flatter). Also it is a little stange looking, but you should also cut a “V shaped” notch out of the center of the tip of the nail. This also has a similar effect and helps with correcting the nail after you have filed/scraped it.. I know it sounds wierd.. But after the second time I had to get needles in my toes and have them cut out.. This is a much less painful process.. And trust me.. If done correctly, it works…


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