Ingrowing toenails



toenailToenails can curl as they grow – this over-curvature is called involution. Involution is not a true ingrown nail, however they can be very painful, especially if hard or dry skin builds up down the side of the toenail.

If a toenail penetrates the skin this ingrown nail is called onychocryptosis – a true ingrowing toenail. This is usually extremely painful and there may be localised swelling and redness in the area next to the nail sometimes accompanied by a discharge or pus.

Both involuted nails and ingrown toenails can be effectively treated by your foot specialist/chiropodist. Conservative management may be  sufficient. Some nails benefit from the use of a numbing agent  local anaesthesia, Talk to your foot specialist about the most effective and suitable treatment options for you!

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