Ingrown toenails are caused by a number of possibilities, ranging from tight fitting shoes to impact damage, but the condition is mainly caused by incorrect nail trimming.
Ingrown toenails often appear red and swollen. Early treatment is highly recommended before infection and further complications arise.
Often a nail hasn’t started to grow into the skin but causes pain as the sharp edge presses into the skin at the side of the toe.
Treatment is to reduce the width of the nail by cutting or filing then shaping and training the nail to grow in a pain free direction. Advice on correct nail trimming will be given to avoid reoccurrence.
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