Utah Jazz Rookie to Undergo Procedure for Ingrown Toenail

Rudy GobertRudy Gobert of Utah Jazz will be undergoing a minor procedure for an ingrown toenail. The 7’1 tall basketball player will have the procedure done in his hometown of Cholet, France. Gobert contended with inflammation in his foot as a result of the ingrown toenail, playing only for seven minutes on Wednesday. “I just need a very small surgery,” Gobert said, “and I’ll be good (in) two weeks.” Gobert plans to move to Utah in August to train for fall camp.

If you are suffering from severe pain due to an ingrown toenail, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can assess your condition and provide you with the right treatment and care for your feet.

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.

Treatment

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA.  We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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