17 Feb Mark Wahlberg Films New Movie after Ingrown Toenail Procedure
Ingrown toenail’s are very painful; which is why it is so surprising to see Mark Wahlberg, current star of the $74 million blockbuster hit Lone Survivor, appearing not only on the set of his new film, The Gambler, but also appearing at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
The star had recently undergone minor surgery for his condition, yet showed no indicators of his operation—not even the protective boot that he had covering his right foot for over a week. The Boston native has fortunately had a very quick turnaround for recovery.
Ingrown toenails are not serious, but very painful (unless you’re Mark Wahlberg apparently). If you suspect you may have an ingrown toenail, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran. Dr. Stran will examine the afflicted area and determine your condition.
Ingrown Toenails Causes
Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.
There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.
There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:
- Let your toenails grow out
- Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
- Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
- Rest with your feet up
If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation. Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. You will probably have to stay off your feet for a day or so, but should be able to carry on normal activities quickly.
If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; Bay City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.