Ingrown Toenail Specialists in Downtown & Midtown, NY

Gotham Footcare

Podiatrists located in New York, NY

An ingrown toenail is a condition that can bring discomfort, irritation, and possible infection. At the Gotham Footcare offices located in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, New York, Dr. Miguel Cunha and the team of physicians provide treatment for ingrown toenails.

Ingrown Toenail Q & A

What are ingrown toenails?

An ingrown toenail is a common condition typically affecting the great toe, in which the corner or side of the nail becomes incurvated (turned inward) and grows into the skin and soft flesh of the toe. This results in irritation of the surrounding soft tissue, often causing pain, redness, swelling, warmth, and sometimes an infection. At Gotham Footcare, the physicians specialize in the treatment of recurring and severe ingrown toenails and specialize in performing ingrown toenail surgery. Patients can visit locations in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.

What treatments are there for ingrown toenails? 

Home treatment is strongly discouraged if an infection is suspected.  If you suffer from medical conditions that put your feet at high risk, such as diabetes, nerve damage, or poor circulation, make sure to visit Gotham Footcare to ensure the right treatment is provided to you.

At Gotham Footcare, your doctor will first examine your toe and select the treatment best suited for you. X-rays of the affected toe will be taken to rule out the presence of gas produced by bacteria that may result in a bone infection that would require intravenous antibiotics and/ or surgery. If an infection is present, an oral and topical antibiotic will be prescribed.

Sometimes a minor surgical procedure may be performed in the office to ease your pain and remove the offending nail. After injecting your toe with a local anesthetic, your doctor will cut out the ingrown portion of the toenail and chemically cauterize the underlying nail matrix (nail root) to prevent that portion of the nail from ever-growing back permanently. Most people experience very little pain after surgery and may resume normal activity the next day.

In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expenses, we accept most managed care plans and insurance providers. For any questions regarding insurance, please contact our offices.

Allied Benefit Systems
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Meritain Health
Oxford United Healthcare
United Healthcare
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