A very common and painful condition, ingrown toenails occur when the skin on one or both sides of the nail, grows over the edge of the nail. They can occur in both adult and Children’s Feet.
Ingrown toenails can be the result of:
Ongoing repetitive trauma (i.e. soccer/running)
Incorrect cutting of the toenail
Congenital issues with the size and or shape of the nail.
Ingrown toenails are unlikely to resolve without professional podiatric treatment if inflammation, swelling and pain are present.
Qualified Podiatrists can provide Ingrown Toenail Treatment with cutting, trimming and packing techniques. Recurrent ingrown nails can be treated with a minor in-office surgical procedure that permanently removes a part of the nail bed. This procedure involves cutting the nail, flushing the area with antiseptic, dressing the toe, and referring you to your GP if antibiotics are required.