ingrowing-toenailThis is when the edge or corner of the nail grows into the skin on your toe. Generally the toe becomes red, tender to touch and swollen. If un-treated quite often these toes become infected and require antibiotics.

Ingrown toe nails can be due to poor nail cutting, inappropriate footwear or often run in families.

If you have an ingrowing toenail it is wise to book an appointment with a podiatrist to have this professionally treated.

Often the podiatrist can remove the corner of the nail and solve the problem, in some cases permanent removal of the nail edge is needed. This technique is performed under local anaesthetic and a great solution for a recurring ingrowing toe nail.

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