An ingrown toenail is a common condition where the side of the nail is protruding into the skin or nail bed causing pain and inflammation to your toe. If left untreated, the condition can worsen, become painful to walk and become infected.
Some causes of ingrown toenails are:
- Poorly Fitted Shoes
- Sweaty Feet
- Trauma to the toe
- Not cutting toenails straight
Things we do to help ingrown toenails:
If you are a diabetic, a small cut, scrape or ingrown toenail can become infected due to the lack of nerve sensitivity & blood flow to the feet. We advise that you see the podiatrist as soon as possible to lower the risk of infection.
Depending on severity, we offer various treatment types to best suit you. If your in-growing nail causes mild pain and is a new condition, conservative treatment involving toenail trimming and ensuring the nail edge is smooth works effectively.
In addition, if your symptoms persist in the future, our team can provide a simple procedure using local anaesthetic (either a Total Nail Avulsion or Partial Nail Avulsion).