Do you have an ingrown toenail? We can help.
Ingrown toenails are a common foot problem where part of the nail cuts into the sides of the nail bed. This causes tenderness and inflammation. Ingrown toenails can easily become infected. If it remains untreated, it can spread and infect the bone.
What causes ingrown toenails?
Incorrect cutting of nails
Poor fitting footwear that places pressure on your toes
Thick or curved toenails
Toenail injury (activities such as ballet and football can increase your risk)
It is a good idea to see our podiatrist immediately if you:
- are a diabetic,
- have nerve damage in your leg or foot,
- have poor blood circulation to your foot or
- have an infection around the nail.
Our podiatrist Daniel is trained to diagnose and treat ingrown toenails. This may involve trimming or minor surgery. Call us on 9728 6389 to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you get relief from your ingrown toenail pain.