A better idea would be to visit a foot specialist like Dr. Thomajan. Four years of medical education beyond college as well as several years of residency training at a hospital allows podiatrists to diagnose and treat a variety of pathologies of the foot. The particular issue of an ingrown toenail too often is complicated by infected or inflamed before making an appointment at AFAS. Don't wait for this to happen! Remember that pain is never normal and an easy in office procedure, under toe anesthesia, can be done to eliminate the offending nail. One of the most important parts of this procedure is the cleanliness needed to avoid infection, something that bathroom surgery doesn't afford. Next time you find that ingrown nail causing you pain, opt for a visit to AFAS and put those old nail clippers away! Until next time, stay happy and healthy Austin!