Feet First Podiatry

Ingrown Toenails

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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.





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.