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Dr. Worley was Board Certified in 1994 in Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Primary Care.
He has special credentials in Laser Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is laser certified for the treatment of Fungal Toenails.
Millions of Americans suffer from ingrown toenails. Sometimes, the pain is so severe
that they find themselves missing work and cancelling social activities. "Why
do they avoid treatment?" you might be asking. The reasons are simple:
they do not know a permanent correction is available, and they are afraid of pain. What they don't realize is that home remedies are often more painful than
If you have recurring ingrown toenails, you know the familiar signs of pain.
When your toe is really sore, you'll grab your toenail clippers and try to cut out
the corner of the nail. Quite often, the pain continues. This is because the nail might be ingrown all the way along the side, not just at the tip, as shown in the diagram below.
In addition to being painful, home treatments are often dangerous.
Here are the risks involved:
Many people believe that improper trimming causes ingrown toenails, but this
is usually not the real reason why ingrown nails occur. The most common
of ingrown toenails are:
Now, there is a procedure that eliminates ingrown toenails. First, we use a comfortable anesthetic. After spraying a quick freeze onto the skin, normal toe numbing can then be done and you feel virtually nothing.
After Dr. Worley removes the portion of the nail that has grown into the skin, he will use a laser beam to sterilize the nail root. The laser allows precise sterilization of the nail root with a minimum of discomfort. The whole procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Here's what you will experience during and after surgery, which can be
in the comfort of our office:
At a time when insurance companies and Medicare are limiting coverage for medical
care, almost all insurances (except HMOs) pay for ingrown toenail correction.
This is because sterilizing the nail root reduces the risk of infection,
saves toes, feet, and legs, and eliminates repeat office visits (and the
for ingrown toenail infections.
Many patients are not sure when to visit a foot specialist. If you suffer from ingrown toenails or any other foot problem, you should call Dr. Worley when:
Dr. Ronald D. Worley is Board Certified by the American Podiatric Medical
Specialties Board with additional certification in Minimal Incision &
Laser Surgery. He is known for his innovative and conservative approach
to foot pain, offering modern options like Minimally Invasive & Laser
Surgery. When surgery is indicated, patients enjoy the comfort and convenience
of our modern office surgical suite.
New patients are welcome and are often able to be seen within 24 hours.