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Specializing in:

  • Comfortable ingrown nail correction
  • Laser methods to clear ugly nail fungus.
  • Arch Problems & Heel Pain
  • Corns and Callouses

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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.

Discover Comfortable Permanent Laser Correction for Ingrown Nails

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
medical treatment.

The Dangers of Self-treatment for Ingrown Toenails

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:

  • Infection necessitating extensive treatment and hospitalization
  • Serious complications in people with diabetes or circulatory problems (infectious gangrene, septicemia, kidney failure, and amputation of the toe, foot, or leg.)
  • Worsening of pain and disability

The Real Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Many people believe that improper trimming causes ingrown toenails, but this is usually not the real reason why ingrown nails occur. The most common causes
of ingrown toenails are:

  • Family history of ingrown toenails
  • Poor choice of shoes: shoe pressure
  • Curved nails
  • Fungus nail infection
  • Trauma (injury) to the nail

How To Prevent The Return of Painful Ingrown Toenails

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 performed
in the comfort of our office:

  • No pain during surgery
  • You will be able to walk immediately
  • You are usually able to return to work the same day

Insurance Covers Toenail Surgery

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 expense)
for ingrown toenail infections.

When Do You Need Dr. Worley's Help?

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:

  • You are being referred by a friend or a doctor.
  • You have a painful ingrown toenail or a toenail that has turned a funny color.
  • You have been given an antibiotic for an infection from ingrown toenails.
  • You purchase over-the-counter ingrown toenail treatments or antibiotic/cortisone creams.
  • You have trimmed a section of your toenail attempting to avoid recurring ingrown toenails.
  • You suffer from any type of foot pain (Remember: it is not normal for your feet to hurt).

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.


If you would like to consult with Dr. Worley,
call his office at (858) 454-6644.