An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail pierces, or puts too much pressure on neighbouring skin, causing the nail to grow into the skin.
Painful and debilitating when left untreated, ingrown toenails run a high risk of infection or complications if left unaddressed by a trained podiatrist.
The causes of ingrown toenails range from incorrect trimming, curved nail edges, up to damage caused by trauma or accidents.
At it’s worst, treatment for an ingrown toenail will require a simple procedure completed in clinic by your experienced Pride Podiatrist. However, most cases will only need a treatment plan that patients can carry out within the confines of their home.