There can be inflammation and pain when a nail edge grows into the adjacent skin. It usually happens on the sides or the ends of the big toes, although it can happen in the lesser toenails as well. If left untreated, the inflamed area may become infected and discharge pus.
Ingrown toenails are a common problem in adolescents or young adults.
How can a Podiatrist help?
How is it different from going for pedicure?
Podiatrists are trained medical professionals in managing nail conditions. We use sterilized and specialized medical instruments when removing ingrown toenails to minimize risk of infection. We will also ensure the sides of the nail are filed down properly to prevent recurrence of ingrowing. We often attend to patients who developed infected ingrown toenails due to the pedicurist not trimming the nail appropriately and leaving a sharp edge at the side. We will be able to provide permanent long term solutions.
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