Description: (Justin Lane/EPA)MLB Player Bryce Harper received a procedure for an ingrown toenail that has been bothering him and limiting play time in the field. Currently Harper struggles with soreness and can keep him out of the line-up for awhile.

According to manager Davey Johnson, however, Harper will not be sidelined for long. Within the past few days the outfielder’s toe has shown some improvement and doctors expect him to return to the field soon. Harper is best known for being a player for the Washington Nationals with the best and most consistent hitting record all season.

If you are suffering from severe pain due to an ingrown toenail, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont 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 two offices which are located in Sun Lakes or Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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