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Ingrown ToenailsThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Lawrence Tynes underwent surgery over the summer to help fix a painful ingrown toenail.

Unfortunately, days after the surgery Tynes wound up developing an infection known as MRSA. Although other players on the team have also experienced MRSA, the team does not hold itself accountable for Tynes’ condition.

The Buccanneers placed the kicker on the non-football injury list, costing Tynes a year of earnings toward his retirement pension. Since MRSA is often transmitted in training facilities, Tynes believes his toe infection could have originated there. However, Tynes needs to prove that his infection and injury were indeed the byproduct of playing football.

Ingrown toenails can be painful. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, be sure to seek the aid of chiropodist Dr. Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinics. Marz Hardy can provide the right treatment and care your feet need.

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Treatment

There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:

-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
-Rest with your feet up

If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation.  Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. You will probably have to stay off your feet for a day or so, but should be able to carry on normal activities quickly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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