An ingrown toenail is a common complaint that usually occurs when a piece of nail edge grows into the skin causing pain and inflamation in one or more toes. It usually affects the big toenails and often is infected. Ingrown tonails may be caused by an incorrectly cut toe nails, poorly fitting footwear, injury or because of an excessive curvature of the nail.
If caught early on, the ingrown toenail is easily treated by painlessly removing the section of the nail causing the problem and your podiatrist will discuss the ongoing management of ingrown toenails with you.
For more information on ingrown toenails, nail surgery and treatment, contact us or make an appointment.
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