The Specialists for Ingrown Toenail Removal
Ingrown nails occur when the edges of a nail become embedded under the skin, causing pain, inflammation, and even infection. If inadequately treated, they can recur again and again, and never truly go away. Oral antibiotics alone will not cure ingrown nails.
These are the most common impairment, especially in the big toe. The corners of a nail become imbedded in the sides of the nail causing irritation, redness and swelling.
A wound is often present which allows bacteria into the site.
Ingrown toenails may be caused by:
- improperly trimmed nails, often a spike is left at the corner.
- shoe pressure; crowding of toes
- repeated trauma to the feet from normal activities
- medication and conditions
If the nail is ingrown (breaking the skin) the pain and wound will have a difficult time healing without removing the spike. Infection can often be missed and lead to further problems.
People with eye sight issues, mobility issues, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease or other circulatory disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, children/teenagers should avoid any form of self treatment and seek podiatry or medical care as soon as possible.
Please clean your toe with normal saline and apply an antiseptic solution to the area, cover with a plaster large enough to cover the area and seek podiatry help.