When a toenail is ingrown the skin on the side of the toenail grows over the edge of the nail, or the nail grows into the skin causing swelling, pain and redness. Ingrown toenails are very common.
The most common causes of ingrown toenails are shoes that don’t fit correctly and improperly trimmed nails. Other causes include toenails that are simply too large, trauma, such as stubbing a toe, frequent running, excessively tight socks or stocking.
If the toenail is infected it should be treated by a professional who will trim or remove the infected nail with a minor surgical procedure and treat the infection. If an ingrown toenail recurs, it may require a permanent solution where a portion of the nail is removed either with a scalpel or burned with a chemical solution to make the nail narrower.
If you have any of these symptoms please call for help and advice today.
Contact me to book an appointment – Joanne McDonnell – MCFHP MAFHP VTCT Dip.
Phone: 07866 785300