Ingrown toe nails are the most common cause of nail pain seen by podiatrists. Ingrown toe nails can be very painful and if left untreated can cause infection and become advanced.
Common causes of ingrown toe nails are:
At Norwest podiatry we will first assess your ingrown toe nail and offer either a conservative treatment or a minor nail surgery.
Conservative treatment involve cutting the ingrown side of the nail and relieving pain with specialised and sterile instruments. This method usually requires regular treatments depending on the growth and shape of the nail. We can also advice you on proper footwear and proper nail cutting techniques.
A minor surgical option will be provided if the ingrown toe nail is a recurrent problem or is at an advanced stage (for more info regarding surgical solution refer to minor nail surgery tab).
If you are suffering from an ingrown toe nail give us a call and make an appointment.