Ingrown Toenails

Diagnosis and Treatment in Ronkonkoma & Shirley

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 Shirley, NY office at Shirley Office Phone Number 631-281-6882; 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 40 Ingrown Toenails reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Nicholas W

I had immediate relief and was give easy and written instructions on care for after care. The office called the following day to see how I was feeling.

- Nicholas W

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Patient Testimonial by Kathleen T

It was my first time at the office and I couldn't be happier. I got an appointment quickly, only waited about 5 minutes when I arrived. Dr. Taormino was kind and caring and listened to everything I hd to say. Very hands on. There is office staff but he was the one who did everything. Will definitely go back if any problems arise in the future and will recommend the office to anyone who asks.

- Kathleen T

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Patient Testimonial by B C

As anyone having ingrown toenails, knows the pain! Look no further! Dr. Taormino is amazing! He is so gentle, calming - all around the best!! Thank you Doc

- B C

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Patient Testimonial by Kathleen T

excellent

- Kathleen T

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Patient Testimonial by JORDAN S

The office staff was fantastic and the doctor was great. Took his time with us, my nephew was very comfortable with him

- JORDAN S

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Patient Testimonial by Stacey M

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- Stacey M

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Patient Testimonial by Karen V

Prompt & honest service

- Karen V

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Patient Testimonial by Kris M

They were among the most professional doctors offices I have been to in a long time. I would recommend them to anyone who need them.

- Kris M

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Patient Testimonial by Tammy F

Honestly the best podiatrist office I've ever been too, everyone was friendly, the doctor was knowledgeable, kind, fast and honest. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.

- Tammy F

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Patient Testimonial by thomas f

very satisfied.

- thomas f

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Patient Testimonial by Daniel Medrano

amazing, I will definitely go back with my son and i will schedule an appointment for me as well.

- Daniel Medrano

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Patient Testimonial by Jakob F

Jakob had a fabulous experience. We didn't wait long. The doctor was personable and explained everything as he was working on the ingrown toenails. The office was polite and followed up with a phone call the next business day.

- Jakob F

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Patient Testimonial by Sergio F

The Best ! Will never switch doctors.

- Sergio F

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Patient Testimonial by Maria A

Highly recommended!

- Maria A

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Patient Testimonial by Gloria C

Very happy with the care and professionalism of this office for my foot care and only wish I had found them sooner. Best foot care we have ever received.

- Gloria C

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Patient Testimonial by Gooding T

Very impressed with Dr. T and his staff, very professional, Looking forward to my next foot massage.

- Gooding T

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Patient Testimonial by Megan C

Great practice

- Megan C

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Patient Testimonial by James M

I have never been so excited to go to a doctor's visit. Instant pain relief after years of suffering and prior bad experiences with foot doctors.

- James M

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Patient Testimonial by Maryann S

Office was professional yet friendly and efficient. The Doctor was very accommodating, thorough, and comforting.

- Maryann S

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Patient Testimonial by Jerrianne Z

Very efficient nice staff and great doctor

- Jerrianne Z

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