What Is An Ingrowing Toenail?
- In-growing Toenails are caused when the nail plate is incorrectly cut and a sharp spur is left to grow forward. This acts like a knife cutting into and injuring the soft skin.
- The pain can also be throbbing and the area can feel hot.
- The toe and the surrounding area can be red and look enlarged; in some cases it can be bulbous.
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- Any changes to toenails can cause concern and often discomfort so, as with all aspects of treatment, the correct diagnosis is vital.
- The Ingrowing Toenail needs to be assessed properly to establish if the if the spur can be removed without the need for anaesthesia.
- The remedy is to remove the nail spur allowing the injured tissues to heal.
- An infected In-growing Toenail or one caused by a deep spur may need antibiotic intervention.
How We Can Help
- The most effective treatment is to have your feet thoroughly and professionally removed by a Feetcare Plus Professional.
- We treat many ingrowing nails without the need for injections at Feetcare Plus and also manage many distorted and ‘difficult’ nails to ensure long-term comfort.
- We give advice and suggestions to ensure your feet are comfortable for the longest possible time.
- Call 01462 790065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.