What are Ingrowing Toenails?

Ever had painful, red swollen skin around your toe? Or in worst cases, bleeding or pus oozing and an overgrowth of skin around your toe? 

We have seen the worst of the worst ingrowing toenails. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not trimmed properly are the most common causes. It may also occur when extra pressure is placed on your toe. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. 

There are a lot of home remedies that can help in relieving the pain brought about by ingrowing toenails, however, it may only be temporary and may recur. It is best to have it checked by professional foot doctors. They are specially trained to remove and prevent further growth of the said ingrown thus relieving the pain permanently and lessen the chances of possible infection. 

If you ever had any signs of ingrowing toenails, please give us a call and we can help you in preventing further pain and damage to your toenails. 

Here are pictures of an ingrown toenail, the procedure done to treat it and the healed toenail.