Rudy Gobert Undergoes Surgery for Ingrown Toenail
Rudy Gobert, basketball player for the Utah Jazz, has decided to endure a small surgical procedure for an ingrown toenail. The rookie for the team will have the operation done overseas in France. Gobert has been suffering from foot inflammation as a result of the toenail, lasting only seven minutes in a recent game. “I just need a very small surgery,” Gobert said, “and I’ll be good (in) two weeks.” The athlete has plans to move back to Utah in August to participate in and train for fall camp.
If you are suffering from severe pain due to an ingrown toenail, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Brad Bachmann of Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.A. Dr. Bachmann 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.
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
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