A podiatrist in an orthopedic clinic or family practice will be able to perform a podiatrist ingrown toenail treatment. This is when the doctor will remove the tip of the toenail with a scalpel and place it in a block of ice so that it can harden. Once the ice hardens, the podiatrist will re-inflate the portion and this will correct the pain and swelling.
Before having any kind of podiatrist office treatment, it’s important for a patient to know what’s covered in that particular office. In some offices, podiatrist offices also offer treatments such as podiatrist inserts, which is a small piece of metal that goes into the nail bed. This allows the surgeon to reach into the nail and perform a more thorough exam. A podiatrist office may also cover the use of over-the-counter pain medications. If there is pain from an ingrown toenail treatment, the patient should ask their podiatrist if any other medications are available.
The cost of a podiatrist’s services is a lot less than a podiatrist in an orthopedic clinic would charge because of the lower overhead. It is important for every person to understand the costs involved before having any kind of podiatrist office treatment. If a person cannot afford to pay for such treatments, then they should look into receiving a free, non-obligatory, assessment from a podiatrist at their local podiatrist shop. This is an assessment that will help them to see what their current condition is and how the injury will affect them in the future.