Ingrown Toe Nails

Ingrown toe nails (onychocryptosis) are very common, they can be caused by a variety of reasons such as, trauma to the nail plate, incorrect cutting of nails or poor/tight footwear. They can be extremely painful, whereby even the bed sheet lying on top of the toe can be painful. Ingrown toenails can lead to patients observing bleeding in socks, discharge around the toe and infection on one side of the toe, or in some case both sides of the toe.

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Treatment

During an initial consultation or routine appointment, the chiropodist/podiatrist may be able to cut back the infected ingrowing toe nail (onychocryptosis), in which case this may solve the problem area, delay the pain returning for a period of time or in some case this ingrown toe nail may require nail surgery treatment. Read More.

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