Ingrown Toenails

Diagnosis and Treatment in Ronkonkoma & Ronkonkoma

Photo: A podiatrist correcting an ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail (also known as onychocryptosis) occurs when the nail grows sideways into the toe, and not outward. The result is pain in the side of the toe. The big toe is most commonly affected. It can be caused by any situation that interferes with the proper outward growth of the nail, such as improper trimming of the nail or incorrect footwear.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of an ingrown toenail can be made on the basis of the appearance of the toe. A history is also obtained to determine the cause of the ingrown toenail, and to address any predisposing conditions.

For more information about Ingrown Toenails or to schedule a consult with Dr. Taormino, call our Ronkonkoma, NY office at Ronkonkoma Office Phone Number 631-467-2813 or our Ronkonkoma, NY office at ; you may also use our Appointment Request form.

Treatment

In some cases, the edge of the nail can be separated from the side of the toe. Padding is the placed between the nail and the toe to encourage growth in the correct direction. Many cases require surgical removal of the toenail. A new, normal nail then grows in over the next several months.

Without Treatment

The nail may continue to grow into the side of the toe. This can lead to progressive pain or recurring infection. It is most serious in people with underlying medical problems such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease.

Patient Reviews: Ingrown Toenail Treatments

We invite you to read patient reviews about their ingrown toenail treatments at our practice. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your treatments for Ingrown Toenails with Quality Foot Care. Call our office if you would like more information: Ronkonkoma Office Phone Number 631-467-2813.

Quality Foot Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 62 Ingrown Toenails reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Jenna K

The whole experience here at the ronkonkoma office was really above and beyond. The secretary was so sweet and kind. I had my 11 month old daughter with me which I know isn’t always fun to have a baby in the office. It was the opposite here. A chair was given to the baby and we were really welcomed beautifully. Dr T was so kind and knowledgeable and took his time with me explaining every question I had for him. My feet haven’t felt this good in years. I will absolutely be back!

- Jenna K

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Patient Testimonial by Susan S

Excellent staff and Doctor. Made me feel very comfortable and gave me excellent care. I highly recommend this office.

- Susan S

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Patient Testimonial by Mariana C

Everything went smoothly with my appointment. Doctor answered all my medical questions and at the front desl they helped me with all my cost related questions. Dr. Taormino was very friendly and addressed my concerns regarding future treatment and he did awesome with the procedure I needed at the moment. Thanks for being so welcoming!

- Mariana C

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Patient Testimonial by Salvatore C

very pleased with my procedure of having my feet looked at for any problems and having my toe nails cut

- Salvatore C

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Patient Testimonial by Alexandra G

The office, front desk staff and the physician were amazing! Service was excellent! I will be returning for any future need.

- Alexandra G

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Patient Testimonial by Edward R

My experience was a first rate complete exam, this being my first visit. My problem was addressed and was successfully taken care of. The staff were great in processing paper work and getting me ready for the Doctor. Dr. Taormino was fantastic. He was very efficient with the exam, addressing my problem and taking care of it. I am happy with the service and will continue follow ups with Quality Foot Care.

- Edward R

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Patient Testimonial by Edward R

Excellent service. Doctor Taormino and staff were professional and friendly.

- Edward R

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Patient Testimonial by Ronald M

Great job no pain. *****

- Ronald M

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Patient Testimonial by Andrea G

Excellent professional and personal service from Dr. Taormino. He’s very competent. Will go again if needed.

- Andrea G

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Patient Testimonial by Kelly M

A friend recommended my daughter see the doctor several months ago. He worked on her severe fungal problem due to trauma on several of her toenails and did such an amazing job on her, that I decided to give him a try. I have been seeing podiatrists for many decades, but this doctor is my new favorite. He was patient and extremely thorough. I came in for a few different recurring problems, nothing serious, but he treated me with respect and care. He cut my toenails just the way I like, filed my callouses, and even gently washed my feet. I can't say enough good things about him and will recommend him to anyone who needs a good podiatrist.

- Kelly M

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Patient Testimonial by Bill T

Unfortunatly I needed two ingrown nails removed. Fortunately I found Dr Taormino at Quality Foot Care. As I have had two privious ingrown nails removed by two other doctors ( years ago ) , I can say that Dr. Taormino was the most professional and made me more comfortable than either of the two previous doctors. Prayerfully I will not need to see him again but should I need additional foot care I will call his office first.

- Bill T

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Patient Testimonial by Paul R

Absolutely no discomfort during my treatment. The doctor explained what he was doing in layman's terms. Received a follow-up call the next day. Wish all medical practices were like this.

- Paul R

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Patient Testimonial by Margaret P

Extremely courteous, helpful & friendly staff. Excellent overall atmosphere in the office. Excellent care from Dr Taormino!

- Margaret P

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Patient Testimonial by Carmela C

Dr T was very good at accessing my feet and nail issues. I went in with pain and left without pain due to poor nail growth. He explained everything very clearly and I will be returning to maintain my nail growth. He was professional and kind.

- Carmela C

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Patient Testimonial by Tina L

Great office and dr. Made my son feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend

- Tina L

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Patient Testimonial by Patricia W

I feel very comfortable with the doctor as well as the staff. The doctor took care of my problem that same day and went for follow ups to make sure all is well. I would recommend this doctor to all my friends.

- Patricia W

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Patient Testimonial by Gaayathri K

Excellent

- Gaayathri K

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Patient Testimonial by Thomas F

Great office. The Dr. is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I will visit this office again and I would refer family and friends as well.

- Thomas F

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Patient Testimonial by Robert V

This was my first experience visiting a podiatrist, seeking relief from a hang nail. I was very anxious about the pain I anticipated during and after the procedure. Actually, it was pain free and would recommend this doctor to anyone seeking a good podiatrist

- Robert V

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Patient Testimonial by Robert V

Excellent, pain free experience

- Robert V

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