Ingrown toenails are serious business.

They occur when the sides or top of the nail grow into skin of the nail. It is usually seen on the sides of the big toes. When this happens the area around the nail gets red and painful and sometimes gets infected.

The infection is caused when there is a break in the skin and bacteria gets in causing an infection.

Infected Ingrown toenails

Infected Ingrown toenail


Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Heredity: The way your nails grow can come from your family tree

Injury: If you drop something on your toe that may affect how it grows, or sometimes if exercise the same way the repetition can cause the nail to become ingrown

Cutting your nails wrong: This is the most common reason for ingrown toenail. When you trim your nails it should be straight across, if you cut they at an angle or too short that can cause an ingrown toenail

Wrong size shoes: If your shoes are too narrow or too short that will cause an ingrown toenail

These shoes are so pointy they could cause an ingrown toenail!

These shoes are so pointy they could cause an ingrown toenail!

Fungus: Ingrown toenails can be caused by a fungus that is not treated

Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

How do I know when to be treated by the Podiatrist for my ingrown toenails?

Any one who has an infected ingrown toenail should call us for an appointment as soon as possible.  An ingrown toenail is serious business, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation. You should call for an emergency appointment right away. Waiting to see if the infection goes away by itself could lead to a loss of your toe!

If you don’t have any other health issues you can soak your toe in Epsom salt and see if that helps to alleviate the ingrown toenail. Don’t dig at it to try and get it out, that can lead to an infected ingrown toenail.

If your symptoms don’t improve it’s time to come in and let us take a look at it.  We will give you different options in how to treat it.  Some are temporary and some are permanent.  Most people opt for the second option so they don’t have to keep on dealing with ingrown toenails.

If you or any one you know is having trouble with ingrown toenails, give our office a call at (845) 298-9074.  At Hollowbrook Foot Specialist, Dr Schlam wants you to get back to doing the activities that you love.

by David Schlam



Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

jordan 5 star review

You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Hollowbrook Foot Specialists. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

google 5 star review
yelp 5 star review
facebook 5 star review

Is Hollowbrook Foot Specialists Right For You?

Answer These Questions To Find Out Now

hollowbrook white logo
click for directions
Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8:30am -7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm (By Appointment Only)

hollowbrook foot specialist office
white logo footer hollowbrook

Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

hollowbrook podiatry
american college of foot and ankle surgeon
podiatric medicine association
aapsm footer logo
apma logo

We Serve ALL The Following Cities & Their Surrounding Areas ...

Wappingers Falls, NY   |   Poughkeepsie, NY   |   Hopewell Junction, NY   |   Fishkill, NY   |   Beacon, NY

© 2019 - Hollowbrook Foot Specialists
Designed by