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Ingrown Toenails

Conveniently located to serve Portland, Lake Oswego, & West Linn

Boutique Podiatry Oregon Institute of Foot Care Lake Oswego
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Ingrown Toenail Specialist

Dr. Manson has done hundreds of ingrown toenail procedures and performs this in-office procedure multiple times per day! Get permanent relief of ingrown toenails with a simple 5-minute in-office procedure. Never get another ingrown toenail. Only the small portion of the nail that is ingrown is removed, and the rest of your nail remains intact. Once healed, you often can’t tell if any nail was removed.

It is important to see a specialist when it comes to ingrown toenails. If the procedure is not done properly, recurrence and infection can be likely. If you are anxious and hesitant to see a doctor about your ingrown toenail, there are things we can do to make you more comfortable. Dr. Manson recommends making an appointment so he can discuss the options with you prior to performing any procedures or treatments. Sometimes he will prescribe an anxiety medication to help you stay calm prior to the procedure. The procedure can then be done another day when you have taken the anxiety medication.

Ingrown Toenail Treatment at OIFC

If the ingrown condition is mild, Dr. Manson may be able to simply cut the nail properly to alleviate your symptoms. If the area is bleeding, draining, and infected, Dr. Manson may need to utilize a local anesthetic to numb the toe and then remove the small section of the nail that is causing the infection. The toe will stay numb for several hours, but you may resume light activities immediately (such as driving). By the next day, your toe will generally feel 90% better.

If the ingrown toenail tends to recur and you have been dealing with it for a long time, or if you don’t ever want to deal with an ingrown toenail again, there is a permanent solution. First, Dr. Manson will numb your toe with local anesthetic. Prior to injecting the anesthetic, Dr. Manson uses a cold spray to numb the skin so the needle stick is not felt. Next, Dr. Manson removes the ingrown nail section, and a chemical is used to cauterize a portion of the nail root so that the ingrown section of the nail never grows back.

This procedure has proven to be 95% effective with a high degree of patient satisfaction and little discomfort. Prescription pain medications are rarely required after the procedure. The bandage Dr. Manson applies is left on for about 24 hours. Then, the patient is instructed to soak the toe(s) once or twice daily in an Epsom salt solution and apply a band-aid. This soaking process is repeated daily until the area is fully healed, which usually takes 2-3 weeks.

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Ingrown Toenails Surgery Cost

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The cost of an Ingrown Toenails Surgery will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

Schedule your consultation for Ingrown Toenails Surgery in Lake Oswego – contact Oregon Institute of Foot Care and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes ingrown toenails?

Ingrown nails occur when the toenail grows into the surrounding skin. This is most commonly seen on the big te, but can happen to the small toes as well. Excessive curving happens with wider nails, improper trimming, tight shoes, or toe deformities that cause increased pressure on neighboring toes. Changes in the nail due to previous trauma or a fungus present in the nail may also contribute to ingrown nails.

What are THE symptoms of ingrown toenails?
Symptoms range from chronic discomfort of the toe to acute toe pain with infection. For some people, ingrown nails only occur on one toe and for others, many toes may be involved.
How can I manage ingrown toenails at home?

Cutting the nails with poor vision or difficulty reaching the toes to trim them properly can lead to an accidental skin injury that could lead to an infection. If you are prone to ingrown nails, you should keep them relatively short. This will prevent them from growing into the tip or side of the toe.


If the nail does become red and inflamed, soak the toe in warm, soapy water with Epsom salts and carefully trim the nail. If this does not alleviate your symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Manson at Oregon Institute of Foot Care (OIFC).

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At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, we care about healthy, happy, beautiful feet. We strive to provide personalized foot care and achieve the outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, that our patients desire. What sets OIFC apart is our dedication to providing the highest quality care available, utilizing the latest medical techniques and technologies, educating patients to make well-informed health care decisions, and restoring foot and ankle function as quickly and beautifully as possible. Our mission is to give you healthy, happy, beautiful feet.


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