Everybody hates an ingrown toenail.
They happen because either you have cut the nail too short, damaged the nail or your
parents gave you bad genes and no matter what you do they always ingrow.
Normally it happens to the big toes but the other toes can get ingrown too.
In some cases, the ingrown piece of nail can be cleared from the side of the toe with minimal
to no pain and the ingrown nail resolves there after. Our podiatrists will advise you on how to
keep the area clean and prevent from getting another ingrown nail
Some cases require surgical removal of a small part of the toenail under local anaesthetic.
The nail actually feels a lot better after the small nail spike is removed and total healing
normally occurs in two weeks.
The nail may continue to grow into the side of the toe. This can lead to increasing pain levels
and recurring infection. It is most serious in people with underlying medical problems such as
diabetes or peripheral vascular disease.