Ingrown nails are a common and painful problem that typically affects the big toenails. They can be caused by improper nail cutting, trauma, extremely curved nails, and tight footwear. Symptoms typically include pain, redness and swelling, and sensitivity to pressure of any kind.
It is important to visit a chiropodist as soon as these symptoms begin, as it can progress further and become infected. The nails can be managed conservatively with regular visits to prevent pain and recurrence.
When ingrown nails become severe or a recurring problem, a permanent partial or total nail removal is a recommended option. At Step Right Foot Clinic, a complete assessment will be performed to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the surgical procedure.