Posts for tag: Cutting a "V" Does Not Cure Ingrown Toenails

You might have heard that cutting a notch in the center of your toenail will temper the tendency for the nail to curve downward and dig into your skin. But, does this method really minimize, or heal ingrown toenails? The answer is an unequivocal NO. 
 
The nail grows from the base (cuticle area) forward, so cutting a V in the tip of the nail has no impact on growth.
 
If you have a chronic, painful, ingrown nail, the best remedy is an in office minor surgical procedure where the offending nail border is removed. 
 
If you are concerned about a chronic and painful ingrown toenail please call one of our Advanced Podiatry offices in Manhasset, Huntington, Maspeth, Plainview, or Coram and one of our expert award-winning podiatrists will be happy to consult with you and properly diagnose and treat this condition.


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