What is an ingrown toenail?
An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or corner of your toenail begins to grow into the soft flesh of your toe. Ingrown toenails usually occur in your big toe, but they can happen in any toe. Most of the time, ingrown toenails are the result of improper trimming of your toenails. Ingrown toenails can be very painful, make it difficult for you to walk or run, can become inflamed and red, and in some cases, they can become infected.
Common ingrown toenail symptoms:
- Pain on your toe either on one side or both
- Redness around the affected toenail
- Inflammation of the soft flesh around your toenail
- In some cases, the soft tissue around the toenail can become infected.
We can help!
We know ingrown toenails can be very painful, and we’re here to help! Most of the time an ingrown toenail is resolved in a single visit, so you can experience relief as soon as possible. Book an appointment today with one of our podiatrists!