Ingrown nails are one of the most common nail impairment that we see at The Schottenstein Center. Nails usually grow out straight, but certain conditions including improperly trimmed nails, fungal infections, tight shoegear, heredity, and trauma can cause one or both corner of nails to grow into the soft tissue of the toe, often leading to irritation, redness, swelling, and even infection.

Dr. Schottenstein will remove the ingrown portion of the nail to get you out of pain fast! Patients also may be prescribed a topical or oral medication to treat the infection. If ingrown toenails are a chronic problem, Dr. Schottenstein can also perform a procedure to permanently prevent ingrown nails from growing back.