Toronto podiatrist reports Chicago White Sox player Avisail Garcia has ingrown toenail removal
posted: Feb. 28, 2014.
According to www.csnchicago.com, Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia missed two days of spring training due to an ingrown toenail. He had a "minor procedure" performed by trainer Herm Schneider to relieve the pressure on the toe.
Ingrown toenails occur when the side of the toe nail grows into the soft tissue. Ingrown toe nail symptoms include pain, inflammation, and infection.
If you think you have an ingrown toenail, you can soak the toe in warm salt water to soothe it.
If the toenail continues to bother you, you should see your Toronto podiatrist regarding ingrown toenail surgery.
Unlike the White Sox trainer, a podiatrist will use local anesthetic to freeze your toe so you do not experience pain during the procedure. The ingrown side of the nail can be removed painlessly. The part of the root that is causing the problem can be treated with the carbon dioxide laser and an application of a chemical to help prevent recurrence. You can walk immediately. Toenail surgery after care involves applying a topical ointment to the total daily for approximately two weeks.
Don't let an ingrown toe nail keep you from playing baseball. If you, or someone you care about, suffer from an ingrown toenail, or require ingrown toenail removal, please call our Toronto podiatry clinic at 416-486-9917