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An ingrown toenail, also known as onychocryptosis, is a common condition where the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin instead of growing straight out. It most commonly affects the big toe, but it can occur on any toenail. Ingrown toenails often cause pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the affected area.

As the nail grows into the skin, it can lead to irritation, infection, and sometimes the formation of a small, pus-filled abscess. Several factors can contribute to the development of ingrown toenails, including improper trimming of the nails, wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, injury to the toenail, and genetic predisposition.

People with curved or thick nails are more prone to experiencing ingrown toenails. Mild cases of ingrown toenails can often be managed at home by soaking the foot in warm water, gently lifting the nail, and placing a small piece of cotton or dental floss under the edge to encourage proper nail growth.

However, if the condition worsens, causes severe pain, or shows signs of infection, it is important to seek medical attention.

A podiatrist can provide appropriate treatment for ingrown toenails, which may involve trimming or removing the ingrown portion of the nail or, in more severe cases, performing a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the affected nail.

什么是内嵌趾甲?内嵌趾甲,也称为陷甲,是一种常见病症,指趾甲的边缘向周围皮肤生长而非直接向外生长。它通常会影响到大脚趾,但也可能会出现在其他任何一个脚趾上。

内嵌趾甲通常会导致受影响区域的疼痛、肿胀、发红和触痛的症状。随着趾甲一步步嵌入皮肤,它会导致刺激、感染,有时还会形成一个小的脓肿。多种因素可以导致内嵌趾甲的发生,包括修剪趾甲不当、穿着过紧或不合适的鞋子、趾甲受伤以及遗传倾向。有弯曲或过厚的趾甲的人更容易患上内嵌趾甲。

轻度内嵌趾甲病例通常可以通过温水浸泡足部、轻轻抬起指甲,并在边缘处放置少量棉花或牙线来促进正确的指甲生长来进行家庭控制。但是,如果情况恶化,引起剧烈疼痛或显示感染迹象,则有必要寻求医疗帮助。

足病医生可以提供适当的内嵌趾甲治疗,这可能涉及修剪或切除内嵌趾甲的部分,或在更严重的病例中进行手术切除受影响的趾甲的一部分或全部。

01/ Partial Nail Removal

45 MInutes
Same day procedure that provides an instant relief to your toes

02/ Toenail Surgery

60 Minutes
Option A: Temporary Removal
Option B: Permanent Removal

03/ Toenail Correction

Alternative option for children or eldery, or with mild ingrown toenail problems.