Ingrown toenails can develop pretty quickly and can be caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes.
They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Sometimes, simply repeating the same activity, like kicking a football over and over again can contribute to ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. Ingrown toenails occur in both men and women, however can be more common in people with sweaty feet, such as teenagers.
Ingrown toenails can be painful condition and often the skin next to the nail will start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.
Wht visit Move with Podiatry for your Ingrown Toenails?
At our clinic, surgery can be used to treat ingrown toenails. Partial nail removal with phenolisation (which keeps the nail from growing back) removes the piece of nail that is digging into your skin. According to medical evidence, partial nail removal is 98% effective for preventing future ingrown toenails. This is rather simple and effective procedure which provides a permanent solution