Ingrown toenails often occur when the sharp corner or edge of a nail punctures the skin along the nail edge. Let’s face it; it’s not exactly the cleanest or most hygienic part of our body, so infection can easily set in. As the nail continues to grow and the infection becomes worse the painful ingrown toenail develops.
Inherited Ingrown Toenails
Often people can inherit Mum’s toe and Dad’s toenail which can lead to a mismatch, and may render them prone to recurrent ingrown toenails.
For the most part, ingrown toenails are easily managed conservatively. However, if an ingrown toenail is particularly bad or frequently recurring the podiatrists at Podiatry Wise are able to perform a gentle, permanent procedure to relieve the ingrown toenail.
If this is you, feel free to call us to speak with one of the podiatrists at Podiatry Wise to help you resolve your ingrown toenails. Please call us today on 9531 1007.