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Ingrown Toenail​

Ingrown Toenail What is an Ingrown Toenail

When an ingrown toenail, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe.

If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is often marked by drainage and a foul odour. However, even if the toe isn’t painful, red, swollen, or warm, a nail that curves downward into the skin can progress to an infection.

Ingrown Toenail Podiatry Care

Sometimes a minor surgical procedure, often performed in the office, will ease the pain and remove the offending nail.

After applying a local anaesthetic, Dr. Said removes part of the nail’s side border. Some nails may become ingrown again, requiring removal of the nail root.

Following the nail procedure, a light bandage will be applied. Most people experience very little pain after surgery and may resume normal activity the next day.


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