Mark Wahlberg Films New Movie after Ingrown Toenail Procedure

mark-wahlberg2Mark Wahlberg, current star of the $74 million blockbuster hit Lone Survivor, has been kept very active while on set in L.A. for his new film, The Gambler. The star, having recently undergone surgery for an ingrown toenail, showed zero indicators of his operation—his protective boot which had been covering his right foot for over a week was conspicuously missing.

The Boston native apparently had a quick turnaround time for his operation, as he appeared at the Critics’ Choice Awards on the same day—again completely without his foot accessary.

Though not typically serious, ingrown toenails can be very painful. If you suspect you may have an ingrown toenail, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Greenfield of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield will examine the afflicted area and determine your condition.

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
-Rest with your feet up

If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation.  Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. You will probably have to stay off your feet for a day or so, but should be able to carry on normal activities quickly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office in Havertown, PA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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