Commuter with chronic ingrown toenail pain

by Dr. Neal Blitz

I am a 42 year old female who commutes into Manhattan for work. As an executive my job requires me to dress professionally and I often wear a business suit and high heels. I commute one hour into New York City from my home and the pain from my ingrown toe nails is becoming a problem. What can I do to treat it?

Ingrown toenails are common and can be made worse when people wear shoes that compress their toes together. Commuting long distances in improper shoes can put high stress on your toes causing them to grow misshapen, which is called Onychodystrophy. Keeping your nails cut short is suggested but a procedure can be done which would remove a portion of the nail causing the pain and stop it from growing abnormally. This is a procedure I perform in my office is called a matrixectomy.



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