At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we know that few toe conditions are more painful than an ingrown toenail. As the nail grows down and into the skin surrounding the nail bed, the toe becomes red, swollen, warm and incredibly tender and painful. Once the nail actually breaks the skin, there is the possibility for infection too. Ingrown toenails can have several causes including:
- Improper trimming—cutting toenails too short and rounding the edges encourages nails to become ingrown
- Tight shoes and socks—footwear that is too small for your feet squeezes toes together and makes ingrown nails more likely
- Heredity—the tendency for ingrown nails can be genetic
- Trauma—a past injury or activities like running where toes experience repeated pounding or pressure are a risk factor
- Other nail conditions—fungal infections or losing a toenail from an accident can foster ingrown nails
Your Podiatrist will prescribe the correct treatment for your ingrown toenail depending on the severity and whether or not this is a chronic condition. In the meantime, we have a few products that can protect your hurting toe and enable you to continue your busy life.
Gel and Fabric Toe Cap
Soft, cushioning gel encased in a comfortable fabric slips over the entire toe to relieve pain and discomfort from ingrown toenails. The Gel and Fabric Toe Cap insulates toes against shock and pressure. The padded tip not only provides superior comfort and protection, it also slowly releases mineral oil to soften and moisturize the skin of the toes. Excess length can be cut and used to make a gel cushion for smaller toes. These toe caps can be washed and re-used over and over again.
All Gel Toe Cap
All Gel Toe Caps are soft and flexible enough to provide superior cushioning and comfort without feeling tight. These caps slip over the toe and have an extra padded tip the reduces pain and protects the toe from impact and pressure. Designed for use with all styles of footwear, these toe caps come in multiple sizes to fit every toe. Washable and re-useable.
Toe Caps- Ribbed Gel
Toe Caps – Ribbed Gel fit comfortably over any toe and come in multiple sizes. Fully lined with gel, the soft cushioning toe cap slips over the entire toe to help alleviate toe pain. These caps can be worn with any shoe and are washable and re-usable.
An added benefit for these products is that they can also be used to relieve discomfort from hammertoe, corns and partial digit amputation. Convenient online ordering available. If you have any questions about any of our products, contact us by calling: (866) FOOT-PAD (366-8723).