Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Ingrown Toenails Specialist

Ingrown toenails can become painful and infected without proper care and treatment. At Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone offer treatment options to remove ingrown toenails and lower the risk of infections and other complications that can occur.

Ingrown Toenails Q & A

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

What are Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails occur when part of the toenail ends up growing into the skin next to the affected toe. Although this condition can usually be treated at home, ingrown toenails can also become severe and increase the risk of infection. Those who have circulation problems or conditions such as diabetes are at an even higher risk of having complications from this condition.

What are the Symptoms of Ingrown Toenails?

Common symptoms of ingrown toenails include redness around the affected nail, swelling, soreness, and tenderness. The presence of pus can indicate that the ingrown nail has caused an infection, which requires medical care. Those who have ongoing pain from ingrown toenails or signs of infections should have this condition evaluated and professionally treated. Patients with diabetes or other conditions that cause problems with blood circulation should also have ingrown toenails checked and treated to prevent complications. Possible complications include bone infections and foot ulcers.

What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails can develop from wearing tight-fitting shoes that push the toes together. Other possible causes include trauma to toenails, toenails that are too short, and toenails with an unusual shape, such as severe curves.

How are Ingrown Toenails Diagnosed?

Diagnosing ingrown toenails involves checking the affected nail for visible symptoms, such as redness and swelling. Doctors also look for signs of an infection that might require the use of antibiotics for treatment.

How are Ingrown Toenails Treated?

Treatment options for ingrown toenails include raising the nail and putting a splint below it to keep the nail and skin separated. This splint must be changed on a daily basis and kept clean while the nail heals. Other options for more severe ingrown toenails include removing part of the nail by trimming it or using a laser or other method to remove the affected nail and underlying tissue, which is usually done for frequent ingrown toenails on the same toe. Treatment for infected toenails includes applying topical antibiotics or taking oral antibiotics.

How Can I Lower My Risk of Ingrown Toenails?

There are several ways to lower the risk of ingrown toenails, such as keeping nails trimmed straight across and letting toenails grow to a medium length. Other ways to reduce this risk include wearing shoes that aren’t too tight and wearing sturdy footwear to prevent trauma.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of the. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare

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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
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    " I highly recommend Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care to everyone! I will be taking my parents there for their foot care as well!"

    Steve J.
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    "My experience with Dr. Herzog and all the staff was an extremely good one! I highly recommend Dr. Herzog!"

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    "My experience with Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care has been exceptional and I would highly recommend them for everything from orthotics to surgery."

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    "My feet issues will require lifelong care and I'm finally confident and stress free in knowing I have someone I can trust to do that. Thx Dr. Herzog."

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    "The office staff is all very nice to deal with. I've been very happy with him and would highly recommend this practice."

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    "The staff at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care are as nice and caring and competent as I've seen and together, they made a nasty ordeal as good as it could possibly be."

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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

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Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 270
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-336-2142
Fax: (303) 814-0020
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