An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh of that toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. An ingrown toenail usually affects your big toe but it can happen on any toe.
Often your chiropodist can take care of ingrown toenails conservatively. If the pain is severe or infection is present, then your chiropodist can offer a permenant solution to an otherwise ongoing problem to relieve your discomfort and to avoid complications of an ingrown toenail in the future.
If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you're at greater risk of complications from an ingrown toenail.
If you are concerned about your situation or to have your opptions presented to you, please call our office for an appointment.
There are great options for ingrown toe nails, not doing anything isn't one of them!