Why Children Develop Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown nails may sometimes be thought of as a problem mostly faced by athletes and older adults, but the truth is it affects people of all ages, including children. If you’ve ever had a little one with an ingrown toenail—especially one that was swollen, painful, or infected—you may wonder how you can prevent future recurrence.

Ask yourself these questions:

Fortunately, we offer a few relatively simple options to help combat pediatric ingrown toenails (and we do our best to make the experience a pleasant one for your child—or at the very least, not so scary). These include gently lifting the nail, or removing the affected part of it under local anesthesia.

You definitely want to get any problems fixed before the nail has a chance to get infected, so bring your child in to see Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle for treatment. To schedule an appointment at one of our 3 Greater San Antonio podiatry offices, give us a call today toll free at 855-972-9512.

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