In the first instance we will remove the offending nail section and drain the infection. This will provide instant pain relief. Sometimes however with severe cases our Podiatrists may be required to perform a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthetic and permanently remove part of the nail (Partial Nail Avulsion).
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition that occurs when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail. It is most common in the big toe. Ingrown toenails can be caused by cutting your toenails too short, wearing tight-fitting shoes, or having a bunion or other foot deformity.
Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include:
What can cause an ingrown toenail?
- Family History
- Involuted (Curved) Nails
- Tight shoes
- Improperly trimmed nails
- Nail Picking
- Poor Hygiene