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Ingrown Toenail – Treatment And Symptoms

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Ingrown toenail is a very common condition that can be caused by a range of factors. Generally occurring in the big toe, people with this condition may find wearing shoes and walking very painful. If you suffer from an ingrowing toenail, it is important to seek treatment from a podiatrist as quickly as possible. At Central Foot Clinic, we offer full or partial surgical ingrown toenail treatment to effectively relieve your pain.

What Is An Ingrown Nail?

An ingrown nail is caused when a sharp corner of your nail digs into the skin of your toe. This can result in pain, inflammation or even an infection. Left untreated, an abscess or osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) could develop. Ingrown toenails occur most commonly in the big toe. They can make walking and wearing shoes very painful.

What Causes An Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail can be caused by a range of factors. Our podiatrists can treat your condition and advise how to avoid getting another ingrown nail in the future. Common contributing factors include:

  • improper nail trimming
  • fungal infection
  • shoe pressure
  • tight socks
  • poor foot structure
  • inheriting the condition from your parents

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenail treatment usually involves a full or partial removal of the problem nail. We can perform this minor surgery in our treatment rooms at the clinic. If you need your toenail removing, we can now offer toenail reconstruction. This cosmetic treatment is ideal if you are self-conscious about having a nail removed.

If you are suffering with an ingrowing toenail, please contact us to book a consultation with a podiatrist.

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