Ingrown toenails are a painful nail condition where the nail curves downwards and grows into the soft tissue surrounding the border of the toenail. The big toe is commonly affected with an ingrown nail and can be a result of:
Improper trimming of the nail
Thick fungal nail
Patients complain of a red swollen nail edge(s) that are painful upon touch. If the skin surrounding the nail becomes pierced bacteria can grow in the area leading to an infection, and antibiotics may be needed. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail come see us at Foot & Ankle Doctors, Inc.
At Foot & Ankle Doctors, Inc. we offer various treatment options patients can choose from:
Partial removal of the offending nail
Complete removal of the offending nail
Permanent removal of the offending nail