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 53 Ingrown Toenails reviews.

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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Patient Testimonial by Susan E

Office was clean and friendly, staff was great and Doctor preformed a complete exam of my feet! This was my first visit, the first time I have had my feet xrayed. Doctor explained everything and gave me options!

- Susan E

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Patient Testimonial by Kristin G

I would definitely recommend this doctor's office. Very friendly staff and Dr Taormino made me feel at ease and very comfortable. He answered any questions I had in a way in which I understood and explained everything. I had a pleasant experience at this office and would highly recommend.

- Kristin G

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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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