ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenails can become inflamed, infected, and very painful. Timely and appropriate treatment is important to avoid them getting worse.

If you are someone who has diabetes, it is extremely important to remain mindful of ingrown toenail prevention, as minor cuts or simple scrapes can lead to serious complications. You can prevent ingrown toenails by ensuring toenails are straight across and at a moderate length, wearing shoes that fit properly, and checking feet daily for signs of foot issues.

Toenails can curl as they grow. This over-curvature is called involution and is a type of ingrown toenail. Involution 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 true ingrown nail is called onychocryptosis. This is usually extremely painful and there may be localized swelling and redness, sometimes accompanied by a discharge or pus. These commonly get infected.

Ingrown toenails can be effectively treated by your chiropodist. Talk to your chiropodist about the most effective and suitable treatment options for you!

If you are worried about an ingrown toenail, our trained reception team will be pleased to arrange your appointment and discuss any concerns you may have.

If it's time to seek a permanent solution to your persistent or painful ingrown toenails, we are pleased to help!

If you would like more information about ingrown toenails, we recommend you consult with a chiropodist who can give you a proper assessment and go over your treatment options. Call us to book now.

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