Have you noticed that you have one or more toenails that are discolored to the point where they seem to be turning black? If so, has there been some sort of trauma to the foot? More often than not, trauma is the cause of black or darkened toenails. For help with black toenails treatment and surgery in Bellevue, you can count on the professionalism and care of Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Often called a subungal hematoma, the discoloration is a collection of blood that forms underneath the toenail. This is a collection that leads the toe to be discolored and there can also be a lot of pressure and pain in the area. When this happens, you will need to see a professional to relieve the pressure and drain off the build up of blood. There are also some cases where a surgical procedure might be necessary so that you can have the toenail removed.
Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic will be able to give you an examination and discuss your options with you for treatment. The toenail will sometimes have to be removed in order to make sure that there is no infection or a major laceration underneath.
If there is some sort of infection present and you have discharge that is coming from under the nail, it is crucial that the area is fully cleaned. Once the area is cleaned out, you may then need to take a prescription antibiotic to make sure that the infection does not spread.
Are you looking for black toenails treatment and surgery in Bellevue? Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 to schedule your consultation.