While there are a number of causes for dark or black toenails, the number one cause is going to be some sort of trauma. If there is trauma to the nail and discoloration takes place, it means that there is a pooling of blood under the toenail. For professional black toenails treatment and surgery in Woodinville, you can always turn to Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
There will be a number of patients who find that medical treatment is going to be necessary in order to relieve the pain, swelling and discomfort. It could be that a hole will have to be drilled to let some of the fluid drain or the entire toenail will be have to taken off. During the surgery to remove the toenail, the entire nail bed will be examined to determine whether or not there is any exposed bone or a laceration.
A black toenail is something that can also be caused by a fungal infection. This is something that can be very common for patients who are immuno-compromised. There could also be some sort of malignant tumor or melanoma, which is a collection of pigmented cells that are known as melanocytes.
Our team of professionals will be available to discuss how the healing process will go and what you can do moving forward to try to eliminate another black toenail from happening. For example, it is always suggested that you wear comfortable footwear and avoid walking barefoot because your feet always need decent protection.
Are you looking for black toenails treatment and surgery in Woodinville? Call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 to schedule your consultation so that you can get the treatment started.