When most people think about reasons to visit a foot and ankle clinic, they usually think of conditions such as plantar fasciitis or a sprained ankle. What you might not think of is a less common, but equally serious, condition called a secondary toenail. Secondary toenail growth can be far more than just a discomfort. In fact, it can breed serious infection concerns. Here's a look at what you need to know about this condition and what your foot and ankle clinic can do about it.
A few weeks ago, my wife made me go to the nail salon with her. Instead of sitting around for hours while my wife perused nail decals and polish options, I decided to get a pedicure. It was a really relaxing experience, but I quickly discovered that the process was about more than a foot bath. Before I knew it, someone was cutting and sanding my toenails. Unfortunately, a few days later I developed a massive ingrown toenail infection, which my podiatrist attributed to my visit to the nail salon. I want everyone to know how to properly care for their feet, so I made this website.